Battle Road Events - March and April 2019
Please also see
The Town of Lexington schedule
of Patriots Day weekend events.
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
Boston Massacre Re-Enactment will not
be held in 2019 due to site work at the Old State House. Detailed information is posted on the Bostonian Society Website.
Battle Road Colonial Muster, Saturday March 23, 2019, at
Minuteman National Park – A
mandatory muster for all participants.
Information for details.
Rehearsal for the Battle on Lexington Green - Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm on the Battle Green, Lexington Center.
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 6th:
- Bedford Parade and Pole Capping - Saturday, April 6,
2019 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.
- Meriam's Corner Exercise - Saturday, April 6, 2019 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
Revere Capture Ceremony - Saturday, April 6, 2019 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 13th, 2019:
March and Wreath laying - Saturday, April 13, 2019: 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
evacuees on the Battle Road – leaving from the Smith
House, Lincoln, at noon.
Revenge Scenario – Saturday, April 13, 2019: 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
- Jason Russell House in Arlington will be open for tours on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 1:00
pm to 4:00 pm. Contact the Arlington
Historical Society for further
- Re-enactors assemble at Munroe
Tavern, Saturday, April 13, 2019 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.
- Tower Park Battle - Saturday, April 13, 2019 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.
Russell House Battle Re-enactment, Sunday, April 14, 2019 at noon: pm: Battle Re-enactment open for house
tours through the afternoon. Contact the Menotomy
Minutemen or Arlington
- Colonel Barrett House – Sunday,
April 14, 2019 – 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.
- Paul Revere's Arrival in Lexington - Sunday, April
14, 2019 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
Salute: Festival of 18th Century Fife & Drum Music Pierce Park, 17 Weston Road,
Lincoln, MA, Sunday April 14, 2019 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 14, 2019 - 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
Alarm and Muster at the White Church, Sunday April 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm -
Library Lawn opposite First Parish, 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA
DAY MONDAY April 15th:
- Stow Minutemen Patriots Day Trail March - Monday,
April 15, 2019 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
- Col. John Robinson Trail March - Monday, April 15,
2019 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.
Battle on Lexington Green - Monday, April 15, 2019 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 for important details and restrictions on backpacks, large
containers and ladders.
Breakfasts - Monday, April 15, 2019 in
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.
- Isaac Davis March to Concord - Monday, April 15, 2019 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
- Lincoln Minute Men Dawn Tribute and the March to
Concord - Monday, April 15, 2019, 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
Sunrise Youth Parade - Monday, April 15, 2019 starting at 7:30 am at Munroe Cemetery driveway, Massachusetts
Contact: Lexington Town Celebrations Committee, 781 862-0500 x708
- Commemoration of the Battle at North Bridge - Monday
April 15, 2019, 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
Arms Ceremony at British Graves, North Bridge, Concord - Monday April 15,
2019, 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.
- Concord's Patriots Day Parade - Monday, April 15,
2019 starting at 9:00 am in Concord
Center. Contact: Concord
Chamber of Commerce via email or at 978 369-3120.
- Lexington’s Patriots Day Road Race,
starting at Lexington Green at 10:00 am.
- Patriots' Day Handbell Concert of
American Music - Monday April 15, 2019,
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.
Russell House Open House, April 15, 2019
from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Contact the Arlington
Revere's Arrival at Lexington Green - Monday, April 15, 2019, 1:00 pm in Lexington center. Contact: Lexington Town Celebrations
Committee, 781 862-0500 x708
- Lexington Patriots Day Parade, Monday April
15, 2019, stepping off at 2:00 pm – Massachusetts Avenue through East Lexington
and Lexington Center.
- Sudbury March to Concord - Friday, April 19, 2019 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
Salute at the North Bridge - Friday, April 19, 2019 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
- Arrival of the
Sudbury Militia, North Bridge, Concord,
Friday, April 19, 2019, 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.
- After the Battle – The War has Begun -
Saturday, April 20, 2019,
Hartwell Tavern, 136 North Great Road, Lincoln, 2:30 to 7:30 pm. Contact: Minute Man National Historical Park for details.
- Old Burial Ground Tribute, Lincoln, MA - Sunday, April 28, 2019 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.