MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

📅06 September 2023, 01:14

Complete information about visiting Minute Man National Historical Park is now available on National Park Planner!

Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts, preserves the Concord-area battlefields where Patriot militiamen and Minute Men (the elite of the general militia) fought British soldiers on April 19, 1775, in what would become known as the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The park consists of three sections: the Battle Road Unit, The Wayside Unit, and the North Bridge Unit.

Visitors can explore the Battle Road along the 4.9-mile Battle Road Trail. Approximately 40 percent of this is the original road (the other part is now Route 2A). Along the trail are eleven historical houses—two of which are open to the public—plus you can see the spot where Paul Revere was captured to end his Midnight Ride. The scenery is lovely and the trail is only mildly hilly, so it makes for a great hike or bike ride.

The Wayside is the newest unit of the park, and the smallest. It consists of only one historical house, the former home of both Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Tours of the house are given on select days of the week, depending on the season.

The North Bridge Unit consists of a reproduction of the North Bridge (the original was torn down in 1788) and the North Bridge Visitor Center. There are also a few historical houses within the unit. The North Bridge was where the Patriots were ordered to fire on British soldiers for the first time by a commanding officer.

PARK AT A GLANCE

PARK MAP

VISITOR CENTERS

BATTLE ROAD UNIT

THE WAYSIDE UNIT

NORTH BRIDGE UNIT

RANGER PROGRAMS

BATTLE ROAD TRAIL

HISTORICAL HOMES

BIKING

HIKING TRAILS

PICNIC AREAS

SPECIAL EVENTS

DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION


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