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(Not yet confirmed for 2017) am - Explore Bloody Angle with Edmund Foster, Reading Massachusetts Volunteer - This fascinating reenactment portraying Edmund Foster, a 1775 volunteer from Reading Massachusetts, includes a tour of this key battle site.
1pm-4pm, Jason Russell House Tours - Location: 7 Jason Street (at Mass Ave), Arlington - Children's activities and refreshments served on the lawn.
The Menotomy Minutemen will demonstrate drilling and musketry, and discuss their gear.
The house will be open for tours (donation requested).
If you belong to one of the participating groups and see information on this page that needs updating or correcting, please let us know! Lots of different organizations and communities stage the reenactments in a variety of locations including Boston, Cambridge, Arlington, Medford, Lexington, Concord, and Lincoln, plus a few others.
(All dates and times to be confirmed for 2018) am, Bedford Parade and Pole Capping - Location: 99 School Way, Bedford - The Stow Minute Men, the Bedford Minuteman Company, and other Minute Men from throughout New England gather on Town Common and march while playing fifes and drums down The Great Road to Wilson Mill Park, where a Minute Man will proclaim freedom by shinnying up a 25-foot pole and putting a red cap on top of it in defiance of King George.
The following Patriots' Day schedule highlights over 60 key events.
Many additional local events, parades, and ceremonies take place in and around Boston on Patriots' Day weekend.
2pm, Dress Rehearsal of the Lexington Skirmish on April 19, 1775 - Location: Battle Green, Lexington Center - The Lexington Minute Men hold their dress rehearsal for the Patriots Day (Monday, April 20) reenactment of the April 19, 1775 skirmish.
8am - 12 Noon - Living History Event: "Armed as According to Law" - Presentation by Minute Men NHP and Concord Museum, featuring Captain David Brown's Company at North Bridge in Concord - see a near-full-strength minute company of about 40 men demonstrate drills and musket firing.
You can also stop by the Concord Museum (1pm-5pm) to see actual artifacts from 1775.
The Patriots' Day schedule includes a Patriots' Day Parade in Boston plus dozens of major re-enactments of the first day of the American Revolution as local Militia and Minute Men companies commemorate the events of April 19, 1775 in Boston, Lexington, Lincoln, Arlington, Bedford, and Concord.
You'll be surprised by how realistic the reenactments feel as you relive the thrilling beginning of the Patriots' fight for freedom from British rule.
10am-1pm, Whittemore House (Behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Route 2A, Lexington) - Costumed park volunteers will show you what life was like in 1775.