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Official Website:Lexington Patriot's Day Battle Re-enactment Schedule
Location:Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA map
Phone:781-862-1450
Dates:Mon, Sat, Sun from 4/16/16 - 4/18/16
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Seasonal Fun


Lexington Patriot's Day Battle Re-enactment ScheduleEach year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriot's Day.

Patriot's Day is a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775. The entire weekend is celebrated with parades, reenactments and commemorative ceremonies.


Saturday, April 16

9 AM -4 PM Battle Green Guided Tours - free
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 one 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.
Lexington Tourism Committee

9 AM - 5 PM Lexington Visitors’ Center - free
1875 Massachusetts Ave, across from the Battle Green
781-862-1450
Obtain tour brochures, maps and directions to historical sites and events. View diorama of Battle of Lexington. Public restrooms
Visitors' Center

10:00 AM Parker’s Revenge - free
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.

9:30 AM - 4 PM Buckman Tavern Tours - $
1 Bedford St, across from the Battle Green
Self-paced audio tours available. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

10 AM-4 PM Hancock-Clarke House Tours - $
36 Hancock St
Guide-led tours available every half hour. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

12 PM -4 PM Munroe Tavern Tours - $
1332 Massachusetts Ave
Self-guided or guided tours available. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

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 Ave, across from the Battle Green
Tours at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00 & 2:30
Lexington Tourism Committee

10 AM - 4 PM Lexington Alarm Letter on View - free
Couriers delivered the news of the conflict at Lexington throughout the colonies soon after the event. See one of the letters that helped spread the news, penned on April 20, 1775.
The Alarm Letter will be on view from Saturday, April 2 - Saturday, April 23. The Museum is open Wednesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road

1 PM Parker’s Revenge Memorial Ceremony - free
Parker’s Revenge site behind Minute Man National Park Visitor Center, Rt 2A, Lexington
National Park Service

2:00 PM Parker’s Revenge Scenario - free
Battle Road Trail behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Rt. 2A, Lexington
National Park Service

4:00 PM Tower Park Battle Reenactment - free
Massachusetts Ave opposite Pelham Rd.
Lexington Minute Men

Sunday, April 17
9 AM -4 PM Battle Green Guided Tours - free
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 one 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.
Lexington Tourism Committee

9 AM - 5 PM Lexington Visitors’ Center - free
1875 Massachusetts Ave, across from the Battle Green
781-862-1450
Obtain tour brochures, maps and directions to historical sites and events. View diorama of Battle of Lexington. Public restrooms
Visitors' Center

9:30 AM - 4 PM Buckman Tavern Tours - $
1 Bedford St, across from the Battle Green
Self-paced audio tours available. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

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 Ave, across from the Battle Green
Tours at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00 & 2:30
Lexington Tourism Committee

10 AM- 4 PM Hancock-Clarke House Tours - $
36 Hancock St
Guide-led tours available every half hour. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

12 PM - 4 PM Munroe Tavern Tours - $
1332 Massachusetts Ave
Self-guided or guided tours available. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

8:00 PM “In Their Own Words” - A dramatic retelling of the events of April 19, 1775 - $
Pilgrim Church, 55 Coolidge Ave, Lexington
Tickets are available through the Lexington Historical Society
781-862-1703
Lexington Historical Society

11:30 PM Paul Revere Ride Reenactment - free
Hancock-Clarke House, 36 Hancock St, Lexington
A reenactment of the arrival of Paul Revere at the Hancock-Clarke House.
Lexington Historical Society

Monday, April 18

5:30 AM “The Alarm” at the Old Belfry - free
Belfry Hill, Massachusetts Ave at Clarke Street across from the Battle Green.
Come ring the bell that sounded the Alarm that the British were coming

5:30 AM Reenactment of the Battle of Lexington on the Battle Green - free
(Rain date: Saturday, April 23 @ 5:30 AM)
(Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, April 3 @ 2 PM; rehearsal rain date Saturday, April 9 @ 2 PM)
The Lexington Minute Men

6 - 10 AM Pancake Breakfasts - $

Boy Scout Troop #160 at St. Brigid Church, 2001 Massachusetts Ave
First Baptist Church of Lexington, 1580 Massachusetts Ave (across from Police Station)
Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street (behind the Visitors' Center)
6 AM - 5 PM Lexington Visitors’ Center - free
1875 Massachusetts Ave, across from the Battle Green
781-862-1450
Obtain tour brochures, maps and directions to historical sites and events. View diorama of Battle of Lexington. Public restrooms
Visitors' Center

7:30 AM Sunrise Youth Parade - free
Starting at Munroe Cemetery driveway, proceeding west along Massachusetts Ave through Lexington center onto the Battle Green.

6 AM - 8 AM Buckman Tavern Walk Through Tours - $
1 Bedford St, across from the Battle Green
Walk through the rooms of the historic tavern. Admission tickets available at the house. Adults $3/Children $1
Lexington Historical Society

8 AM - 2 PM Buckman Tavern Tours - $
1 Bedford St, across from the Battle Green
Self-paced audio tours available. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

8 AM - 2 PM Hancock-Clarke House Tours - $
36 Hancock St
Guide-led tours available every half hour. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

8 AM - 2 PM Munroe Tavern Tours - $
1332 Massachusetts Ave
Self-guided or guided tours available. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

8 AM First Shot! Film Screening and Q & A with British and Colonial Reenactors - $
At the Lexington Depot, Depot Square, one block east of the Battle Green
Tickets available at the door. Adults $3/Child $1
Lexington Historical Society

8:15 AM Patriots’ Day Ceremonies on the Battle Green - free
Massachusetts Ave at Bedford Street.

9 AM First Shot! Film Screening and Q & A with British and Colonial Reenactors - $
At the Lexington Depot, Depot Square, one block east of the Battle Green
Tickets available at the door. Adults $3/Child $1
Lexington Historical Society

10:00 AM Lexington Lions Club 102nd Annual Five-Mile Road Race
Starting/ending on Massachusetts Ave at the Battle Green.
For more information call (781) 862-2534 or visit Lexington Lions Club

10 AM First Shot! Film Screening and Q & A with British and Colonial Reenactors - $
At the Lexington Depot, Depot Square, one block east of the Battle Green
Tickets available at the door. Adults $3/Child $1
Lexington Historical Society

10:15 AM Lexington Minute Men Company/DAR Memorial Decoration - free
On the Battle Green
The Lexington Minute Men

11:00 AM USS Lexington Memorial Ceremonies - free
Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave, adjacent to Buckman Tavern.
Lexington Lions Club

11 AM First Shot! Film Screening and Q & A with British and Colonial Reenactors - $
At the Lexington Depot, Depot Square, one block east of the Battle Green
Tickets available at the door. Adults $3/Child $1
Lexington Historical Society

11:15 AM – 12 PM Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert of Patriotic and American music - donation
The concert is family-friendly and includes music played on 5 octaves of hand bells and 6 octaves of hand chimes, sure to please all ages: jazz by Duke Ellington, American rag, movie music, spirituals, and patriotic songs.
Suggested donation of $3 per person to benefit the Russell School in Dorchester after school music program.
Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave

12:00 PM “What Really Happened that Day.” - free
Lexington Minuteman Dan Fenn gives a half-hour talk on what really happened on April 19, 1775.
First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road.

12:30 PM Float Judging on Massachusetts Ave in East Lexington - free

1:00 PM Paul Revere Arrives at the Battle Green on Horseback - free
Greeted by the Board of Selectmen and the Lexington Minute Men Company
Lexington Minute Men

2:00 PM Patriots’ Day Afternoon Parade - free
Starting at Massachusetts Ave and Maple St in East Lexington, proceeding west along Massachusetts Avenue through Lexington center, left onto Worthen Road ending at the town pool parking lot.


Visitors are encouraged to arrive early at all events for best viewing.

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