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“Patriot's Weekend a Must!”

Ranked #4 of 9 things to do in Lincoln
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We visited the park on April 19th, and loved it. We learned so much about the beginnings of the American Revolution. We loved seeing all the volunteers wearing the traditional costumes of the day and the soldiers re-enactments.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is where you come to experience Revolutionary America as it was in 1776. The park has been mostly restored to its 18th Century self. The Battle Road on which British regulars marched is still there, well-maintained and dirt, and the farmsteads look like they looked over two hundred years ago. Make sure you visit when the re-enactors are here in uniform, practicing drills and musket volleys.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

At the Visitor Center, a multimedia presentation of the events leading up to the start of the Revolutionary War. Very interesting. You can walk to the site where Paul Revere was captured, then drive a short distance to Hartwell Tavern, where park rangers conduct family-friendly activities in season. My 8-year old grandson was duly impressed after participating in a musket drill (with wooden muskets) and watching real muskets being shot. For children, I recommend first reading a children's book on the beginning of the war, but not critical to their enjoying the site. I doubt that children under 8 would love this place or understand its significance.

The 5-mile Battle Road follows the route taken by the Redcoats into and out of Lexington to the Old South Bridge and another visitor center. It's a lovely accessible walk through woods and fields--you can walk just part of it by parking at one of several parking areas along the way. On a nice day, you'll have plenty of company from the locals.

Patriot's Day, third Monday in April, has reenactments of the battle, but it starts early.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

The five miles of trails in the Minuteman National Historical Park are lovely. They're wonderful for walking spring through fall, and are filled with joggers and bikers on weekends. There are small historical markers and sites along the way, so this can be a nice, low key intro to New England history for kids. You can choose your level of interest in history, with doing the full tour, starting at the visitors center, or just go for a walk. The reenactments during Patriots Day weekend are quite good, with cannons and horses, and bring history to life right before your eyes.

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We actually started our visit at the Concord visitors center. Important to watch the film if you aren't familiar with the events of the opening of the Revolution. Wear comfortable shoes and taken in the Ranger presentations.

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