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The Menotomy Minutemen will demonstrate drilling and musketry, and discuss their gear.The house will be open for tours (donation requested).
10am, Parker's Revenge - Lexington Minutemen Gather on Lexington Green - Location: Lexington Green.The following Patriots' Day schedule highlights over 60 key events.Many additional local events, parades, and ceremonies take place in and around Boston on Patriots' Day weekend.Look for reenactors portraying Revere, Samuel Prescott, William Dawes, Mary Hartwell, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.Other reenactment units usually commemorate the event with fife and drum music, and a musket fire salute.If you belong to one of the participating groups and see information on this page that needs updating or correcting, please let us know! Lots of different organizations and communities stage the reenactments in a variety of locations including Boston, Cambridge, Arlington, Medford, Lexington, Concord, and Lincoln, plus a few others.
(All dates and times to be confirmed for 2018) am, Bedford Parade and Pole Capping - Location: 99 School Way, Bedford - The Stow Minute Men, the Bedford Minuteman Company, and other Minute Men from throughout New England gather on Town Common and march while playing fifes and drums down The Great Road to Wilson Mill Park, where a Minute Man will proclaim freedom by shinnying up a 25-foot pole and putting a red cap on top of it in defiance of King George.
The Minute Man National Historical Park hosts some of the biggest events of the weekend, including the Hartwell Tavern tours, Smith House demonstrations, and Bloody Angle demonstration activities listed below.
There's plenty of well-marked parking in lots around the park, but wear sturdy walking shoes or boots.
am - pm, Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith House (open until pm), "Life on the Battle Road - See where the Patriots spent their leisure time, and get a glimpse of what life was like in Massachusetts at the beginning of the American Revolution.
Both the tavern and the house date back to before 1775.
10am-1pm, Whittemore House (Behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Route 2A, Lexington) - Costumed park volunteers will show you what life was like in 1775.