Home > Events > Special Events > Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2014
MyAccount Subscribe
Share this page with friends

Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2014

We have Not Yet Posted This Year's Information for This Event Yet

If new information for this event is already available for this year, please let us know.
Official Website:Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2014
Location:Lexington Green, Lexington, MA map
Dates:Monday, April 21, 2014
Hours:5:30am - 2pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Special Events


Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2014Patriot`s Day in Lexington The annual Battle of Lexington Re-enactment at 5:30 a.m.

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.



Saturday, April 19th

10:00 am Parker’s Revenge Lexington Minutemen gather on the Lexington Battle Green to reenact the second call to arms from Captain Parker with additional dialogue from Reverend Jonas Clarke. Following this event the Minutemen will march to Parker’s Revenge site on Route 2A near the Minuteman National Park Visitors Site for a wreath laying and musket salute. Free

10 am-4 pm Liberty Ride Tours A unique 90 minute trolley tour of the historic Battle Road. Tickets required. Board at the Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington Center.

10 am-4 pm Buckman Tavern Tours 1 Bedford St. Tours every ½ hour. Admission tickets available at the House.

10 am-4 pm Hancock Clarke House Tours 36 Hancock St. Tours every hour. Admission tickets available at the House.

Noon-4 pm Munroe Tavern Tours 1332 Massachusetts Ave. Tours every hour. Admission tickets available at the House.

1:30 pm Parker’s Revenge Ceremonial Salute Marrett Road & Old Massachusetts Avenue. Free.

2:00 pm Parker’s Revenge Reenactment Marrett Road & Old Massachusetts Avenue. Free.

4:00 pm Tower Park Battle Reenactment Massachusetts Avenue opposite Pelham Road. Free.


Sunday, April 20th
10 am-4pm Liberty Ride Tours A unique 90 minute trolley tour of the historic Battle Road. Tickets required. Board at the Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington Center www.libertyride.us

10 am-2 pm Buckman Tavern Tours 1 Bedford St. Tours every ½ hour. Admission tickets available at the House.

10 am-2 pm Hancock Clarke House Tours 36 Hancock St. Tours every hour. Admission tickets available at the House.

10 am-2 pm Munroe Tavern Tours 1332 Massachusetts Ave. Tours every hour. Admission tickets available at the House.

12 pm-3 pm Patriots’ Day Lunch First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road. Costumed strolling Colonial singers entertain during lunch.

12:30 pm Float Judging on Massachusetts Avenue in East Lexington. Free.

2:00 pm Patriots’ Day-Lexington’s 300th Anniversary 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

2:45 pm Afternoon Parade Arrives at Minute Man Statue in Lexington Center
8:00 pm Celebration of Colonial Music and Dance Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $5 adults/$3 kids at the door.

11:30 pm Paul Revere Ride Re-enactment Hancock-Clarke House, 36 Hancock St. Free

Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 21st

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: 4/20/13) Massachusetts Avenue at Bedford Street. Free (Dress Rehearsal: Sunday 4/7/13, 2 pm)

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-4 pm Buckman Tavern Tours 1 Bedford St. Tours every ½ hour from 8 am-4 pm. 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-4 pm Hancock Clarke House Tours 36 Hancock St. Tours every hour. Admission tickets available at the House. 8 am-4 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.

10:00 am Lexington Lions Club 99th Annual Five-Mile Road Race Starting/ending on Massachusetts Avenue at the Battle Green. For more information call (781) 862-2534

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.

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 Concert of Patriotic Music Presented by the Hancock Church Bell Choir - Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue. Admission. For more information, call (781) 862-4220.

12:15 pm Colonial Music An outdoor performance by the William Diamond Jr., Fife & Drum Corps. Visitors Center1875 Massachusetts Avenue, adjacent to the Buckman Tavern. Free.

12:45 pm Dixieland Jazz Concert An outdoor performance by The Original Shepherd’s Pie Dixieland Band. On the Battle Green - Massachusetts Avenue at Bedford Street. 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 Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team Patriotic Performance - An outdoor performance by the Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team. On the Battle Green -- Massachusetts Avenue at Bedford Street. Free.

For More Information
Town Celebrations Committee, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Recorded Information Line: 781-862-0500 x704
www.patriotsday.com

*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.

TipsTop

  • - 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
Facebook CommentsTop


Reviews by Grown-ups & ParentsTop

British 273: Lexington 0, worse than Redsox
I 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 Reenactment
My 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!!

Related LinksTop

We make best efforts to update information, but it changes frequently, so we cannot warrant it. Please call to check Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2014 schedules, fees, and directions before making the trek. We help you, please help us. Report an Error if you find one.


Popular Resources
Boston Kids
Family & Kids Events
Mass RMV - DMV
Boston Birthday Parties
Boston Museum
Boston Aquarium
Newton, MA
Lexington, MA
Cambridge, MA
Framingham, MA
Boston Museums
Boston Massachusetts
Boston Kids Furniture
Boston Baby
Acton, MA