Battle Road participant information:

Please read and familiarize yourself with the Battle Road 2016 Registration Packet before any events in MMNHP. As a condition of obtaining a firing permit for MMNHP, unit commanders are required to ensure that each participant in his or her unit reads these regulations.

Download the 2016 Tower Bus plan.  Busses provided courtesy of the Friends of Minuteman National Park.

Event schedule 2016:

Saturday, April 16th

All units (British and Colonial) registration starts at 11:30 a.m.  See Participant schedule below.

 

Lexington Minute Men - Parker’s Revenge Ceremony
9:30 a.m. Lexington Militia rally on Lexington Green and begin march to Minute Man NHP. All colonial units are welcome to participate. The unit will register when they arrive at Minute Man Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. Please contact David Kemper if you are interested. (dkemper@roadrunner.com).

12:30 p.m. Lexington arms inspection and ammunition distribution at Minute Man Visitor Center

1:00 p.m. Lexington fires a ceremonial volley at the Parker’s Revenge site

 

Battle Road Participant Schedule: Saturday, April 16, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. British registration open at Paul Revere Capture Site. Colonial registration is open at Minute Man Visitor Center.

Please note: Registration closes at 12:30 p.m. so please arrive before that time.

1:00 p.m. British arms inspection and ammunition distribution at Paul Revere Capture Site

Colonial arms inspection and ammunition distribution at Minute Man Visitor Center

1:30p.m. British begin march from Paul Revere Capture Site to Parker’s Revenge. Colonials deploy for action

2:00 p.m. Troops engage at area of Parker’s Revenge and the scenario begins

2:30 p.m. Scenario ends. All units to clear weapons and collect remaining ammunition at Fiske Hill Parking Area and board buses to Tower Park.

3:30 p.m. Troops gather at Munroe Tavern and prepare for Tower Park battle scenario

4:00 p.m. Tower Park battle scenario commences

5:00 p.m. Tower Park event ends.5:30 p.m. Participants return to Minute Man Regional High School and Paul Revere Capture Field.  Safe home and thank you.

 

Sunday, April 17th

10:30 a.m. Parker’s Revenge presentation and site walk for reenactors at Minute Man Visitor Center

12:00 p.m. Jason Russell House battle reenactment in Arlington, MA. Contact Jim Mclean [jbmclight@gmail.com] for more information.

2:30 p.m. British gather at North Bridge Visitor Center and begin march to Barrett Farm

3:00 p.m. British soldiers conduct a search of the Barrett House

5:30 p.m. Hartwell Tavern closes to public

 

Monday, April 18th

 

Battle of Lexington

6:00 a.m. Battle re-enactment on Lexington Green, Lexington Minute Men, 10th Regiment of Foot, Boston Garrison.  Participants begin assembly at 4:00 am.

 

North Bridge Participant Schedule, Monday April 18

Arrival and Inspection

8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Crown Forces arrive at Monument Street parking area for inspection and ammunition distribution

8:15 - 8:55 a.m. Provincial Forces gather outside the North Bridge Visitor Center for registration (unless already previously registered for Battle Road) inspection and ammunition distribution (Acton marches in at 8:55). Anyone not present by 8:55 for inspection may not participate. For units not marching in, Concord Roads close at 8:30 a.m. so make sure to arrive before that time. Please park across the street from North Bridge Visitor Center in the field next to the Maj. John Buttrick House. Space is limited. Carpooling is encouraged.

8:45 a.m. Crown Forces march to North Bridge and occupy the area. Units deploy on both sides of the Bridge.

9:00 a.m. Provincial Forces step off and advance upon North Bridge and the scenario begins.

9:15 a.m. Crown and Provincial Forces will re-assemble on the Bridge for a combined volley. Scenario Ends.

 

The Concord Patriots Day Parade will arrive at the North Bridge at approximately 10:00 am.

 

General information for Battle Road participants

Clothing Guidelines

Information for interpreters

Some recommended books