Battle Road 2000 - The 225th

April 14 - 17, 2000

Our Heritage Through Living History

Battle Road

Lexington Minute Men

2nd Massachusetts Regiment

4th Middlesex Regiment/85ème Régiment de Saintonge

1st Foot Guards

5th Regiment of Foot

10th Regiment of Foot


Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here. -Captain Parker

Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob will find himself much mistaken, they have men amongst them who know very well what they are about. -Lord Percy


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Other Historical Sites and Events

Boston is a community with a rich variety of historical events and sites. Many of these sites will be holding special commemorations throughout the year. Below are some sites which you may wish to visit during your stay in Boston.

(See also the schedule on the Lexington 2000 Commission site. If you're in a hurry, access the text-only version (and it may be more up-to-date).)




Lexington Historical Society (

Buckman Tavern
Location: 1 Bedford St. (On Lexington Common)
Telephone: 781-862-5598
Hours: Open daily 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday 1PM - 4 PM
Munroe Tavern
Location: One mile east of Lexington Common
Telephone: 781-674-9238
Hancock-Clarke House
Location: 1/4 mile from Buckman Tavern, on Hancock Street
Telephone: 781-861-0928
Antique Fire-Equipment Museum
Location: A barn behind the Hancock-Clarke House
Telephone: 781-862-1703

Museum of Our National Heritage (

33 Marrett Rd. (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 861-6559
Hours: Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Concord Museum (

200 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-9763, Taped Information: (978) 369-9609

Minuteman National Historical Park (

Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington, MA
(978) 369-6993 or (781) 862-7753
The Battle Road Unit follows the route of the 1775 Battle Road for over five miles from Lexington through Lincoln to Concord. This area has many newly opened features.
  • Minute Man Visitor Center: Newly renovated center contains an all-new twenty-five minute multi-media show "Road to Revolution," exhibits, 40 x 15 foot battle mural and a bookstore, providing basic orientation of park to visitors. Visitors are encouraged to begin their tour of the park at this center.
  • Battle Road Trail: The 5.5 mile, 11-mile round trip, trail connects historic sites with natural areas in the park. Visitors can follow the entire trail from Meriam's corner in Concord to Fiske Hill in Lexington, or visit portions of the trail. The trail can be accessed from a number of different parking areas off of Route 2A. Walk, bike or hike, the trail can be used by pedestrians, low-speed bikes, strollers and wheelchairs alike. Trail maps can be obtained at the visitor centers.
  • Hartwell Tavern: Built in 1733, this restored home and tavern situated along the Battle Road provides a perfect setting for visitors to step back in time to April of 1775. Meet and speak with costumed interpreters and park living history volunteers, observe colonial living demonstrations and learn about the daily lives of those men and women who took part in the 1775 Revolutionary activities. Directions to the tavern may be obtained at park visitor centers.
  • The Wayside: Home of Authors: Incorportated into Minute Man National Historial Park in 1965 was once the home of Concord Authors, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Margaret Sidney. The Wayside Barn exhibits include: "The House, Its Authors, and the Creation of an American Literary Heritage." Guided tours of the house are available. For more information, visit the expanded Wayside web site.
  • The North Bridge: Located off of Monument Street Concord, the North Bridge area contains Daniel Chester French's Minute Man Statue, British Grave Site and 1836 Battle Monument.
  • The North Bridge Visitor Center: Park Headquarters, 174 Liberty Street, Concord. Visitor Center contains park and area information, ranger programs, diaromas, artifacts, muskets, uniformed mannequins, a twelve-minute video program "April Fire," and a bookstore.


Boston National Historical Park (


Visitor Center, 15 State Street
Hours: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free maps, brochures and information on the Freedom Trail ( and the Boston area.
Eastern National Bookstore sells books, maps, historical toys and reproductions.
Visitor Center: (617) 242-5642
Faneuil Hall
Hours: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Historical Talks given every half-hour (except when the Hall is closed for city- sponsored events)
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Desk
Hours: Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Free maps, brochures and information available on the Freedom Trail and the Boston area.

Charlestown Navy Yard

Visitor Center, Bunker Hill Pavillion, Constitution Road
Hours: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free maps, brochures and information on the Freedom Trail and the Boston area.
Eastern National Bookstore sells books, maps, historical toys and reproductions.
Visitor Center: (617) 242-5601

Salem Maritime Museum (

Salem, Massachusetts
Visitor Information (Daily, 9-5):
(978)740-1655 FAX
Operating Hours, Seasons:
Daily, 9am to 5pm; closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.

Lowell National Historical Park (

The history of America's Industrial Revolution is commemorated in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Boott Cotton Mills Museum with its operating weave room of 88 power looms, "mill girl" boardinghouses, the Suffolk Mill Turbine Exhibit and guided tours tell the story of the transition from farm to factory, chronicle immigrant and labor history and trace industrial technology. The park includes textile mills, worker housing, 5.6 miles of canals, and 19th-century commercial buildings.

Lowell National Historical Park is 26 miles north of Boston. It is easily accessible from several major highways such as Route 3 and Interstate 495. It is within driving distance of Minuteman National Historical Park, Salem Maritime National Historical Site, and Boston National Historical Park.
Lowell National Historical Park
67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852-1029
(978) 970-5000 (Voice)
(978) 970-5002 (TDD)
Operationg Hours, Seasons:
The Visitor Center is open year round 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Events (

4/15/00 - 4/16/00
Old Deerfield: April Sampler

Focused on Mother's Day, weddings, graduations, gardening and outdoors. Call for details.
Old Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 772-0858, 413-665-3961
Franklin County

Old Sturbridge Village: The Last Farewell

Learn how an earlier era dealt with death; visit mourners and join the procession to the Meetinghouse for a funeral sermon.
One Old Sturbridge Village Rd.
Sturbridge, MA 01566
(508) 347-3362, (800) SEE-1830
Worcester County

Annual Lantern Celebration

The annual commemoration of the hanging of the two lanterns on April 18, 1775, alerting Paul Revere that British troops were advancing up the Charles River to Lexington.
Old North Church
194 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-6676
Greater Boston

Boston Marathon

Race starts: 11:15am, wheelchair division; 11:45am, running division
Oldest marathon in America and largest single-day sporting event in New England; more than 11,000 runners; 26.2 mile course starts in Hopkinton, winds through eight cities and towns and finishes near Copley Square.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-1652
Greater Boston

Concord Museum: Patriots' Day

Festivities following Concord's Patriots' Day Parade including refreshments, 18th-century music and a visit from Paul Revere.
200 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-9763
Merrimack Valley

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