Minute Man National Historical Park


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Minute Man National Historical Park:

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acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Minute Man National Historical Park

Address:174 Liberty St
Concord, MA 01742

Phone:978-369-6993
Fax:978-318-7800
Web: www.nps.gov/mima/
Size: 961 acres.
Established: Designated a national historic site on April 14, 1959; redesignated on September 21, 1959.
Location:Between Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, off I-95 (Exit 30B). Park visitor center is located on Route 2A west, 1 mile west of I-95.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided and self-guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Scene of the fighting on April 19, 1775, that opened the American Revolution, the park includes North Bridge, the Minute Man statue by Daniel Chester French, a number of Colonial houses, and 4 miles of Battle Road between Lexington and Concord. The park also includes "The Wayside," home of authors Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney.

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Monday, April 17 Commemorate the anniversary of the start of the Revolutionary War at Minute Man National Historical Park (Massachusetts).
htm) Minute Man National Historical Park on Liberty Street in Concord on Saturday at 2 p.
Bernstein is the founder and current moderator of the American Revolution Round Table at Minute Man National Historical Park.
If the American Revolution were happening at Minute Man National Historical Park today, the soldiers would not be neatly uniformed British facing bedraggled local farmers, they would be high-powered airport executives going head to head with angry suburban dwellers.
This is the busiest time of year for the two commanders, who, along with other re-enactors and park rangers at Minute Man National Historical Park, are preparing for the annual commemorative events surrounding April 19, 1775, the day smoldering resentment broke into open hostilities and the American Revolution began.
Thus, it is not surprising that re-enactors and officials at the Minute Man National Historical Park host a day of activities to commemorate what happened on the Battle Road.
Minute Man National Historical Park follows the road from Lexington to Concord, and encompasses several sites associated with the fighting.
Within the region are the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Minute Man National Historical Park, Fruitlands, Walden Pond, Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, Gardner Museum, Wachusett Meadow and many other familiar landmarks and sites.