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Lexington Patriot's Day Battle Re-enactment Schedule

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 4/17/17 - 4/17/17
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.

Patriots' Day 2017 will be Monday, April 17, but the celebration goes on all weekend! View a full listing of historical programs and events leading up to Patriot`s Day itself.


Monday, April 17 - Patriots' Day

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 Regulars were coming

5:30 AM Reenactment of the Battle of Lexington on the Battle Green - free
(Rain date: Saturday, April 22 @ 5:30 AM)
(Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, April 2 @ 2 PM; rehearsal rain date Saturday, April 8 @ 2 PM)
The Battle Green, Massachusetts Ave at Bedford St
The Lexington Minute Men

6:00 AM - 10:00 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)
The Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street (Massachusetts Avenue @ Meriam Street). All proceeds to benefit LexRAP (Lexington Refugee Assistance Program).
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lexington Visitors’ Center - free
1875 Massachusetts Ave, across from the Battle Green
781-862-1450
View diorama of Battle of Lexington and shop for custom and unique Lexington gift items. Public restrooms
Visitors' Center

6:00 AM - 8:00 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

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

8:00 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/Children $1
Lexington Historical Society

8:00 AM - 2:00 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

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hancock-Clarke House Tours - $
36 Hancock St
Guide-led tours available every half hour. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Munroe Tavern Tours - $
1332 Massachusetts Ave
Self-guided or guided tours available. Admission tickets available at the house.
Lexington Historical Society

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

9:00 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/Children $1
Lexington Historical Society

10:00 AM Lexington Lions Club 103rd 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

10:00 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

10:30 AM Lexington Minute Men Company/DAR Wreath Laying Memorial Ceremony - free
On the Battle Green at the Obelisk
The Lexington Minute Men

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

11:00 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/Children $1
Lexington Historical Society

11:15 AM – 12 PM Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert of Patriotic and American music - donation
Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue (the stone church across from the battle green)
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: Broadway hits, American gospel, spirituals, and patriotic songs. Suggested donation of $3 per person to benefit the Handbell Scholarship Fund to assist ringers to attend workshops and festivals.

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

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.

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.

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see schedule - some events take place on days leading up to Patriots Day

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