Minute Man National Historic Park is located 22 miles outside the city of Boston and preserves important sites from the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. The park extends from just west of Lexington and follows, almost without interruption, the road to Concord and encompasses such historic sites as the location where Paul Revere was captured by British soldiers, Merriam’s Corner, and the Old North Bridge in Concord.
In our continuing series featuring Minute Man National Historic Park leading up to Patriots Day, we feature a video describing the battle which took place at the Old North Bridge outside of Concord, MA. Concord was the objective of the British expedition and they anticipated confiscating two cannon, a cache of small arms, and powder. They found the cannon, but never located the small arms nor the powder. Instead they found waiting militia that were more bold in their maneuvers than the militia the Red Coats had earlier encountered in Lexington.
If you would like to learn more about the Battle of Lexington and Concord, David Hackett Fischer’s Paul Revere’s Ride is the authoritative source and reference used by Revere’s Riders storytellers as a basis for their history talks at our events.
If you’d like to hear the story of the Battle of Lexington and Concord in person, it is typically the history told at our Rifle 125 events. Upcoming Rifle 125 events: