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Battle Road Open House and Historic Trades
On Saturday, September 15, from 10:00 to 4:00, Minute Man National Historical Park presents our popular fall open house, inviting you to many of the restored historic homes along the Battle Road. Start your visit by picking up a park map and a program at Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2A in Lexington or at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty Street in Concord.
At the Jacob Whittemore House in Lexington, join us for Hat’s Off! A Tribute to Homespun Heroes. Activities for all ages include making your own colonial hat and being in a play to learn how spinning, cooking, cleaning , and shopping all helped to defend liberty. At historic Brooks Village in Lincoln, visit the Samuel Brooks House and see colonial dyeing and spinning. At Joshua Brooks House, learn about leatherworking with Park Ranger Roger Fuller. Meet the Friends of Minute Man at Noah Brooks Tavern and see Henry Cooke, 18th-century tailor and Roy Najecki, hat maker. At Job Brooks House, explore the park’s archaeology collection with Park Service curators.
At the Captain William Smith House, the Lincoln Minute Men will present music, foodways, clothing and a militia muster. At Hartwell Tavern, learn about America’s first soldiers and see a musket firing demonstration. In Concord, visit the Nathan Meriam House at historic Meriam’s Corner.
Join us. Walk, drive, or ride your bike from house to house. All events are free admission. For more information visit our web page www.nps.gov/mima or call 978-318-7825.
More About Minute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park preserves and interprets significant sites, landscapes and structures where the American Revolution began on April 19, 1775. The park is currently a global symbol of humanity's universal struggle for liberty.
The 1,038-acre park includes the Minute Man statue, the North Bridge (site of "the shot heard round the world") and sections of the Battle Road. Also preserved at the Minute Man National Historical Park is The Wayside, where 19th-century authors kept the spirit of the Revolution alive by contributing to the creation of a uniquely American literature. The five-mile Battle Road Trail allows opportunities for walking, bicycles or wheelchairs and following remnants of the historic road. Individuals may also visit historic houses, farming fields, wetlands and forests along the way.
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