Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith House Minute Man National Historical Park
Starting at 9:30 a.m., activities will include musket and cannon firing, battle demonstrations, Colonial life demonstrations, and family activities.
Bloody Angle battle
Minute Man National Historical Park, Lincoln
At 11 a.m. 300 Colonial and British reenactors demonstrate tactics used during the running fight as the redcoats returned to Boston on April 19, 1775, covering a half-mile between the “Bloody Angle” and the Samuel Hartwell House along Battle Road Trail.
Fife & Drum Music Festival at Pierce Park
From 2 to 3:30 p.m. the Lincoln Minute Men will host fife and drum groups from as far away as Michigan; bring a picnic and lawn chairs.
Alarm and Muster
At the Library lawn
Starts at 7 p.m. An ancient Revolutionary War veteran reminisces about those fateful early hours of April 19, 1775; Captain William Smith raises the alarm; bells ring, drums roll, and the Lincoln Minutemen fall in to receive their orders to defend Concord. Then march with Minutemen to Pierce House for a firing demonstration.
Dawn Tribute and March
Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road
At 6:45 a.m.the Lincoln Minutemen will salute the patriots buried in the Old Meetinghouse Cemetery. Roll call is read, fifers play a lament, and the muskets fire a volley. The Minutemen then march along Sandy Pond Road to Concord with Colonial music and musket fire. All ages welcome to walk along.
Saturday, April 20
Battle Road Heroes
Hartwell Tavern, Minute Man National Park, 101 North Great Road
From 7 p.m to 8:30p.m. tours leave every 15 minutes from Hartwell Tavern parking area, led by members of the Guild of Historic Interpreters providing a mix of theater and history. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Admission: $5 per person, $10 per family. Children wearing a Junior Ranger badge may attend for free.
Sunday, April 21
Old Burial Ground Tribute
Pierce House, 17 Weston Road
March with the Lincoln Minutemen to the Old Burial Ground on Lexington Road for ceremonies honoring casualties on both sides. Reception at Pierce House at 4 p.m. hosted by the Lincoln Historical Society.