Event begins at 10 a.m. Lexington Minutemen gather on the Battle Green to reenact the second call to arms by Captain Parker, and hear words by the Reverend Jonas Clarke. Following this event, The Minutemen will then march to the site of Parker’s Revenge, on Route 2A, near the Minute Man National Historical Park’s Visitor Center, for a wreath-laying and musket salute.
Liberty Ride Tours
1875 Massachusetts Ave
Event begins at 10 a.m. Lexington Minutemen gather on the Battle Green to reenact the second call to arms by Captain Parker, and hear words by the Reverend Jonas Clarke. Following this event, The Minutemen will then march to the site of Parker’s Revenge, on Route 2A ,near the Minute Man National Historical Park’s Visitor Center, for a wreath-laying and musket salute.
Parker’s Revenge battle
Visitor Center, Minute Man National Historical Park
At 2 p.m., the Lexington Training Band will demonstrate an ambush on the British column by Captain Parker’s Lexington militia company, taking revenge for earlier losses earlier that day earlier that morning.
Tower Park battle
Tower Park, Massachusetts Avenue, Minute Man National Historical Park, 1200 Massachusetts Ave.
At 4 p.m. reenactors simulate a Revolutionary War battle scenario.
Lexington SymphonyPatriots Day concert
Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave.
Special program celebrating American music and featuring professional jazz soloists trained in Lexington High’s School’s award-winning jazz program. Preconcert conductor’s talk with Jonathan McPhee at 7 p.m. $30-$50; students $20. Ticketscan be purchased at www.lexingtonsymphony.org; 781-523-9009; and Crafty Yankee, 1838 Massachusetts Ave.
Patriots Day Parade
At 2 p.m. the town, celebrating its 300th anniversary this year, holds its annual parade.
Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride
Hancock-Clarke House, 36 Hancock St.
Event begins at 11:30 p.m. Paul Revere rides through on horseback, alerting the townspeople of the imminent attack, in a reenactment by the Lexington Historical Society, Lexington Minutemen, and National Lancers organizations.
At 5 a.m. Lexington celebrates the start of the American Revolution with a reenactment of the early-morning engagement between the town’s militia and British regulars.
Lexington Historical Society guided house tours
Buckman Tavern (1 Bedford St.), Hancock-Clarke House (36 Hancock St.), and Munroe Tavern (1332 Mass. Ave.)
From 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Regular ticket pricing, available at any property, $12 adult and $8 child for all three houses.
Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square
From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Special showings on the hour of “First Shot! The Day the Revolution Began.” $3 for adults, $1 for children.