Battle Road Events - March and April 2020
Please note that all Battle Road and Patriots
Day events have been Canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. We will update this page as restrictions
ease. Please contact the event organizers
directly for further information.
Please also see
The Town of Lexington schedule
of Patriots Day weekend events (open in a new tab).
Unless noted, there is no
charge to attend any of the events below. Every effort has been made to create
an accurate events list, but please verify dates, times and locations with the
Canceled - Battle Road Colonial Muster, Saturday March 28, 2020, at
Minuteman National Park – A
mandatory muster for all participants.
Information for details.
- Canceled - Dress Rehearsal for the Battle on Lexington Green - Sunday, April 5,
2020 at 2:00 pm on the Battle Green,
This is the public
dress rehearsal for the Patriots Day reenactment of the skirmish of April
19. 1775. Contact: Lexington Minute Men via email, or the 10th Regiment of Foot.
Events for Saturday April 11th:
- Canceled - Bedford Parade and Pole Capping - Saturday, April
11, 2020 at 10:30 am at Wilson Park in Bedford
Minutemen from throughout New England will convene on the Town Common and
march with fife and drum down The Great Road to Wilson Park to watch the
official Pole Capping tradition. A minuteman will proclaim freedom by
shinnying up a 25-foot pole and placing a red cap atop it, and British
soldiers will arrive to disrupt the festivities.
Contact: The Bedford Minuteman Company.
- Canceled - Meriam's Corner Exercise - Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm
at Meriam's Corner, Lexington Rd., Concord
The town of Concord, joined by area minute companies and Minute Man
National Historical Park, commemorate the fight at Meriam's Corner that
sparked the six-hour running battle back to Boston.
Man National Historical Park
- Canceled - Paul Revere Capture Ceremony - Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm, Paul Revere
Capture Site of Minute Man National Historical Park, Route 2A, Lincoln.
The Minute Men march down Battle Road and narrate the story of
Revere’s capture at the actual site. Hear Revere, Samuel Prescott,
William Dawes, Mary Hartwell, even Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Music,
dramatic reading and musket fire in the Park. For all ages. Contact: Lincoln Minute Men.
ROAD EVENTS SATURDAY April 18th, 2020:
- Canceled - Parker's March and Wreath laying - Saturday, April 18, 2020: The Lexington Minutemen
are called to arms by Captain Parker at 9:30 am on Lexington Green,
marching to the battle site for a noon ceremony at the Parker’s
- Canceled - Civilian evacuees on the Battle Road – leaving
from the Smith House, Lincoln, at noon.
- Canceled - Parker’s Revenge Scenario –
Saturday, April 18, 2020: A tactical scenario along the
historical road near the Whittemore House at 1:00 pm by British and
Colonial soldiers. Contact: Lexington Minute Men or Minute Man
National Historical Park.
- Canceled - Jason
Russell House in Arlington will
be open for tours on Saturday April
18, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Contact the Arlington
Historical Society for further
- Canceled - Re-enactors
assemble at Munroe Tavern, Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Munroe Tavern,
Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington.
British troops arrive on the retreat from Concord and occupy the
Tavern, tending to their wounded and planning their next steps. The Tavern will be open for tours.
- Canceled - Tower Park Battle - Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Munroe Tavern and Tower
Park on Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. A battle in the American
Revolution will be demonstrated for the public in this natural
Contact: Lexington Minutemen or the Tenth Regiment of Foot.
- The Patriot Vigil, North Bridge, Lantern light procession: 7:50
pm from North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St. Concord MA, Ceremony
at North Bridge 8:00 – 8:45 pm. This evening ceremony will feature
a lantern-light procession, poetry, music, and a recitation of the names
of the soldiers who gave their lives on that “ever-memorable”
19th of April. If you would like to participate in the lantern light
procession, we ask you to bring your own enclosed REAL candle lantern. No
flashlights or LED bulbs in the procession please. Those wishing to
participate in period clothing, we ask that you do not bring weapons.
- Canceled - Sudbury March to Concord - Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3:45 am in Wayland center and 5:45 am in Sudbury
Show your fortitude and love of our history with this annual march through
Wayland and Sudbury to Concord, arriving at the North Bridge at
approximately 11:30 am. Contact: Sudbury
Companies of Militia and Minute
- Canceled - Dawn Salute at the North Bridge - Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 6:00 am at Minute Man
National Historical Park, Monument Street, Concord
The Concord Minute Men, the Concord Independent Battery and the Old Guard
Fifes and Drums observe the opening battle of the American Revolutionary
War in a moving musket and cannon salute to America's past. Following
this, join Park staff and volunteer for a wreath laying and historical
Contact: Minute Man National Historical Park
- Canceled - Arrival
of the Sudbury Militia, North Bridge, Concord,
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 11:30 a.m. (approximately). The Sudbury Companies of
Militia and Minute will make their annual march to North Bridge from the
Town of Sudbury, in honor of their fellow townsmen who made a similar
march on April 19, 1775. They will fire three musket volleys from North
Bridge as a soldierly salute.
- Canceled - Jason Russell House Battle Re-enactment, Sunday, April 19, 2020 at noon: pm: Battle Re-enactment open for
house tours through the afternoon. Contact the Menotomy Minutemen or Arlington Historical Society.
- Canceled - Colonel Barrett House – Sunday, April
19, 2020 – open 1 to 4 pm: Visit the Col. Barrett
House, experience the intense military preparations that launched America
into the Revolutionary War. British soldiers arrive to search the grounds
at 3 pm. 448
Barrett’s Mill Rd, Concord.
at Minuteman National Park for details.
- Canceled - Paul Revere's Arrival in Lexington - Sunday, April
19, 2020 at 11:30 pm at the Hancock/Clarke House on Hancock
Street, Lexington, MA,
1/8th mile west of Buckman Tavern and the
Green. Contact: Lexington Historical
- Lincoln Salute:
Festival of 18th Century Fife & Drum Music Pierce Park, 17 Weston Road,
Lincoln, MA, Sunday April 19, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. The
Lincoln Minute Men host fife and drum groups in a musical performance for your
enjoyment. Stirring and fun. Bring your picnic basket and lawn chairs for
Ride, Sunday April 19, 2020 - The Acton Minutemen will portray the spreading of the alarm
throughout Acton with a horse and rider galloping past the homes of
Acton’s 4 militia leaders. At the historic Faulkner Homestead, Colonel
Faulkner himself will fire 3 alarm shots into the air with his musket, and
those shots will be repeated again and again off in the distance, illustrating
how the alarm was spread.
o 5pm at the Robbins' Home site - soccer fields at bottom of Concord Rd.
o 5:20 at the Isaac Davis Homestead - 39 Hayward Road
o 5:40 at the Faulkner Homestead - 5 High St. in So. Acton (corner of Rte.
o 5:55 at the Liberty Tree Farm - 24 Liberty St., also in So. Acton
- Lincoln Alarm
and Muster at the White Church, Sunday April 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm -
Library Lawn opposite First Parish, 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA
DAY MONDAY April 20th:
- Canceled - Stow Minutemen Patriots Day Trail March - Monday,
April 20, 2020 at 4:15 am in
Stow. The Stow Annual Trail
March and Parade starts from Stow Lower Common. The air is cool and quiet,
but not for long as the sounds of the fifes and drums and the firing of
the muskets awaken the townsfolk along the route. The Minutemen arrive at
the North Bridge around 9 am then join up with the Concord parade.
Contact: Stow Minutemen
- Canceled - Col. John Robinson Trail March - Monday, April 20,
2020 at 4:45 am in Westford
Every year members of the Westford Colonial Minutemen walk the route
travelled by the Westford militia and minute companies as they answered
the alarm on April 19th, 1775. The public is in invited to join them in
the 10-mile walk that ends at Concord's North Bridge. Contact: Westford Minutemen.
- Canceled - The Battle on Lexington Green - Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:30 am in Lexington center.
This event recreates the historic skirmish
in Lexington on the first day of the American Revolution. Following the
ringing of the bell in the Old Belfry, members of the Lexington Training Band (now known as the
Minutemen) gather on Lexington Green to await the column of British
Regulars as they march into the town center. A shot rings out, the
skirmish follows, and the British column marches on towards Concord
leaving dead and wounded behind.
see the Town of Lexington’s Schedule
of Events (open in a new tab) for important details and restrictions
on backpacks, large containers and ladders.
- Canceled - Pancake Breakfasts - Monday, April 20, 2020 in Lexington
Brigid Church, 2001 Massachusetts Avenue, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop
160. 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Nominal cost.
Baptist Church, 1580 Massachusetts Avenue (across from the police
station). 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Nominal cost.
of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street. 6:00 am to 9:00 am. Nominal cost.
- Canceled - Isaac Davis March to Concord - Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6:00
am at the Isaac Davis Homestead, 37 Hayward Road, Acton. The Acton
Minutemen will make their annual march to the North Bridge in Concord,
arriving at 9:00 am, where they will lead the fight against the
British regulars across the Old North Bridge. Contact: The Acton Minutemen
- Canceled - Lincoln Minute Men Dawn Tribute and the March to
Concord - Monday, April 20, 2020, outside Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, 6:40
am. The Lincoln Minute Men will salute the patriots
buried in the Old Meetinghouse Cemetery. Roll
call is read, fifers play a lament, minute men mysteriously emerge from
the morning mists in the cemetery, and a musket salute is fired. The Minute Men begin their march along Sandy Pond
Road toward Concord with colonial music and musket fire. All ages welcome
to walk along. The Concord Parade steps off at 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Lincoln Minute Men
- Canceled - Lexington Sunrise Youth Parade - Monday, April 20, 2020 starting at 7:30 am at Munroe Cemetery driveway, Massachusetts
Contact: Lexington Town Celebrations Committee, 781 862-0500 x708
- Canceled - Commemoration of the Battle at North Bridge - Monday
April 20, 2020, from 8:00 am.
The peace of the Concord countryside will once more be shattered musket
fire as British and colonial reenactors, park rangers and volunteers
commemorate the fateful morning of April 19, 1775 - the first time that
colonists were ordered to fire upon British soldiers that became known as
"the shot heard 'round the world."
Man National Historical Park
- Canceled - Mourn Arms Ceremony at British Graves, North Bridge, Concord - Monday
April 20, 2020, approximately 8:30 am: Prior to
the Concord Parade, British Regulars from the King's Own 4th Regiment of Foot,
Tenth Regiment of Foot,
and First Foot Guards will Mourn Arms and salute the
fallen soldiers of the 4th at Old North Bridge.
- Canceled - Concord's Patriots Day Parade - Monday, April 20,
2020 starting at 9:00 am in Concord
Center. Contact: Concord
Chamber of Commerce via email or at 978 369-3120.
- Canceled - Lexington’s Patriots Day Road Race,
starting at Lexington Green at 10:00 am.
- Canceled - Patriots'
Day Handbell Concert of American Music - Monday April 20, 2020, 11:15 am to 12 noon, Hancock Church, 1912 Mass
Ave, Lexington (the stone church across from the Battle Green). The music
is rung on 5 octaves of English handbells by ringers of all ages in a
program that is light-hearted and family-friendly. There is a modest
suggested donation per person. Contact: 781-862-4220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Canceled - Jason Russell House Open House, April 20, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Contact the Arlington
- Canceled - Paul Revere's Arrival at Lexington Green - Monday, April 20, 2020, 1:00 pm in Lexington center. Contact: Lexington Town Celebrations
Committee, 781 862-0500 x708
- Canceled - Lexington Patriots Day Parade, Monday
April 20, 2020, stepping off at 2:00 pm – Massachusetts Avenue through East
Lexington and Lexington Center.
- Canceled - After the Battle – The War has Begun -
Saturday, April 25, 2020,
Hartwell Tavern, 136 North Great Road, Lincoln, 12:00 to 5:30 pm. Contact: Minute Man National Historical Park for details.
- TBD - Old Burial Ground Tribute, Lincoln, MA - Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm, the Lincoln Minute Men will assemble at
the Pierce House and at 2:30 pm march to the Town Cemetery on Lexington
Road. The Minute Men will be accompanied by clergy, honored guests, and a
contingent of British Regulars accompanied by a bagpiper. There will be
gravesite ceremonies honoring both the Lincoln patriots of the Revolution
and the five British soldiers who were killed in Lincoln on April 19,
1775, and buried there. Following the ceremonies, the Minute Men and their
guests will march back to the Pierce House, where refreshments will be
served to all, courtesy of the Lincoln
Historical Society. For further information, contact the Lincoln Minute
Men at email@example.com.