Minuteman Trail National Park
Other Ideas: Castle Island and Fort Independence; The Hatch Shell; Swan Boats (POSTPONED INDEFINITELY THIS YEAR); Boston Haymarket; Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts
Created in 1959, Minute Man National Historical Park (NHP) preserves and protects the significant historic sites, structures, properties, and landscapes associated with some of the first battles of the American Revolution.
Today, Minute Man NHP consists of over 900 acres of land which wind along original segments of the April 19, 1775 Battle Road.
Minute Man NHP also preserves and interprets the 19th century literary revolution through The Wayside, home of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Sidney.
Begin your visit at the Minute Man Visitor Center, near the eastern entrance of the Park. The Road To Revolution, a multimedia theater program, provides an excellent introduction to the main Park, highlighting Paul Revere's Ride and the battles at Lexington Green, the North Bridge, and along the Battle Road. Park Rangers are on duty to answer questions.
Minute Man National Historical Park has a new cell phone audio tour, the first at a National Park. The events of April 19th, 1775 are brought alive through three engaging and informative tours presented to visitors over their own cell phones. Details can be found on the Park's website.
Be sure to pick up a Junior Ranger booklet at either of the visitor centers. Kids who complete the booklet receive a Junior Ranger certificate and a special badge!
Grounds are open year-round from sunrise to sunset except closed on Christmas and New Year's Day.
Minuteman Park Visitor Center Hours
The Visitor Center is open April to October, daily 9:00am-5:00pm. It is closed from November to March.
North Bridge Visitor Center Hours
At the western end of the Park, there is also the North Bridge Visitor Center, open October to March, daily 11:00am-3:00pm; April to September, daily 9:00am-5:00pm.
174 Liberty Street, Concord, MA, 01742 map
Phone: (978) 369-6993
Route 2A West to Concord
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