Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2016
|Official Website:||Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2016|
|Location:||Lexington Green, Lexington, MA map|
|Dates:||Monday, April 18, 2016|
|Hours:||5:30am - 2pm|
|Ages:||Kids, Teens, Adults|
The reenactment of the Battle of Lexington, performed by members of the Lexington Minute Men Company and His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot, is staged annually at 5:45 A.M. on Monday morning. This event evokes the revolutionary spirit that signaled the start of the American Revolution.
View a full listing of historical programs and events leading up to Patriot`s Day itself.
Watch as history unfolds the story of our nation's fight for freedom in Lexington! Be part of the story through the reenactment of Paul Revere's ride, followed by day-long events.
Monday, April 20, 2015
6 am- 5 pm Lexington Visitors Center Obtain tour brochures, maps and directions to historical sites and events. View diorama of Battle of Lexington. 1875 Massachusetts Ave., across from Cary Library 781-862-1450 Public restrooms
5:30 am “The Alarm,” at the Old Belfry, Belfry Hill Massachusetts Avenue at Clarke Street adjacent to the Battle Green “Come ring the bell that sounded the Alarm that the British were coming” Free
5:30 am Reenactment of the Battle of Lexington on the Battle Green (Rain date: 4/25/15)
Massachusetts Avenue at Bedford Street. Free (Dress Rehearsal: Saturday 4/11/15, 2 pm) www.lexingtonminutemen.com
6 - 10 am Pancake Breakfasts:
• Boy Scout Troop #160 at St. Brigid Church, 2001 Massachusetts Avenue.
• First Baptist Church of Lexington, 1580 Massachusetts Avenue (across from Police Station)
• Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street (Massachusetts Ave @ Meriam Street)
6:30 am-8 am Buckman Tavern Walk Through Tours 1 Bedford St. Admission tickets available at the House.
7:30 am Sunrise Youth Parade Starting at Munroe Cemetery driveway, proceeding west along Massachusetts Avenue through Lexington center onto the Battle Green. Free
8 am-2 pm Buckman Tavern Tours 1 Bedford St. Tours every ˝ hour. Admission tickets available at the House.
8 am-2 pm Hancock Clarke House Tours 36 Hancock St. Tours every hour. Admission tickets available at the House.
8 am-2 pm Munroe Tavern Tours 1332 Massachusetts Ave. Tours every hour. Admission tickets available at the House.
8:00 am “First Shot! The day the Revolution Began” Movie Screening & Question/Answer Session with British and Colonial Re-enactors Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $3 Adults/$1 Child at the door.
8:15 am Patriots’ Day Ceremonies on the Battle Green Massachusetts Avenue at Bedford Street. Free
9:00 am “First Shot! The day the Revolution Began” Movie Screening & Question/Answer Session with British and Colonial Re-enactors Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $3 Adults/$1 Child at the door.
9 am-4 pm Battle Green Guided Tours Official Lexington Battle Green Guides in Colonial clothing offer informal tours, history, visitor information and directions throughout the day. Stand where the local Militia faced the British Regulars at sunrise on April 19, 1775. View on of the oldest war memorials in the country where the remains of 7 of the 8 Militia who died on the Battle Green on April 19th are buried. Free
10:00 am Lexington Lions Club 101st Annual Five-Mile Road Race Starting/ending on Massachusetts Avenue at the Battle Green. For more information call (781) 648-1170
10:00 am “First Shot! The day the Revolution Began” Movie Screening & Question/Answer Session with British and Colonial Re-enactors Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $3 Adults/$1 Child at the door.
10:15 am Lexington Minute Men Company/DAR Memorial Decoration On the Battle Green -- Massachusetts Avenue at Bedford Street. Free.
11:00 am USS Lexington Memorial Ceremonies Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, adjacent to the Buckman Tavern. Free. www.lexingtonlions.org
11:00 am “First Shot! The day the Revolution Began” Movie Screening & Question/Answer Session with British and Colonial Re-enactors Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $3 Adults/$1 Child at the door.
11:15 am – 12p Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert of Patriotic and American music The concert is family-friendly and includes music played on 5 octaves of handbells and 6 octaves of hand chimes, sure to please all ages: marches, Broadway show tunes, movie music, spirituals, and patriotic songs. Suggested donation of $3 per person to benefit the Handbell Scholarship Fund. Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts
12:00 Noon U.S. Army 'Old Guard' Patriotic Performance on Lexington Battle Green
A historic outdoor performance by the Army's 3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and Commander-in-Chief's guard from Fort Myer, VA demonstrate the precision and discipline embodied in Army Soldiers for over 239 years. On the Battle Green -- Massachusetts Avenue at Bedford Street. Free. www.army.mil/oldguard
12:30 pm Float Judging on Massachusetts Avenue in East Lexington. Free.
1:00 pm Paul Revere Arrives at the Battle Green on Horseback - Greeted by the Board of Selectmen and the Lexington Minute Men Company. Free
2:00 pm Patriots’ Day Afternoon Parade
Starting at Massachusetts Avenue and Maple Street in East Lexington, proceeding west along Massachusetts Avenue through Lexington Center, left onto Worthen Road ending at the Town Pool Parking Lot. Free
For More Information
Town Celebrations Committee, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Recorded Information Line: 781-862-0500 x704
*Schedule subject to change*
About Patriot's Day
Every April on the third Monday of the month, the Battle of Lexington is commemorated and a moving tribute is paid to those patriots who first fell on Lexington Green on the morning of April 19, 1775. A full range of activities is planned that include historical reenactments, parades, pancake breakfasts, and a road race.
Beginning just before midnight Sunday night, the drama begins with the arrival of Paul Revere on horseback to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British Regulars have left Boston and are on their way towards Lexington and Concord.
The highlight is the reenactment of the Battle of Lexington, performed by members of the Lexington Minute Men Company and His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot. Staged annually at 5:45 A.M. every April on the third Monday of the month, the event evokes the revolutionary spirit that signaled the start of the American Revolution.
Visitors are encouraged to arrive early at all events for best viewing.
- - No backpacks or large containers where possible
- - Use clear or mesh bags to carry personal items
- - Do Not leave bags or containers unattended
- - Items left unattended will be removed from public areas by police
- - No Ladders, stepstools or large scaffolding
British 273: Lexington 0, worse than RedsoxI keep telling myself this is the year the Minutemen take the whole thing and every year the Brits chase us out to Concord and I lose $100. We need new management. Captain Parker is overrated.
Battle Of Lexington - Patriots' Day ReenactmentMy daughter and I were finally going to have a view of the battle this year! We were to the left of the statue, about the third row of people from the ropes and could see the green in between other peoples' heads. The militia men were on the field and the redcoats had just positioned themselves, when, just before the first shot, a crowd of people to the right of the statue ran onto the green, escorted by 3 or 4 police officers, and totally obscured our view! I don't know if they were Lexington police or who the people were but when the battle was over, these officers told the angry crowd it was over and to move along. How disappointing!!
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