Sunday, April 14, 2013
Before a robust audience along Mass Ave in Lexington, the minutemen battled back the British Regulars to claim the field at Tower Park Saturday afternoon as part of the Patriots' Day festivities along the Battle Road.
Like so many times before, their calls of "Huzzah" fell flat as the Redcoats retreated to the east. The minutemen companies had swarmed Tower Park, pushing back the British Regulars to claim the field here in Lexington. As re-enactments go, this one looked pretty real: Fake gunfire led to fake fatalities. That's fitting, though, since the Battle of Tower Park itself is fake -- unlike the other Patriots' Day weekend festivities along the Battle Road, the Saturday afternoon show isn't based on a real battle. The historical fiction is plenty popular, however. A crowd of maybe a dozen deep lined the sidewalk along Mass Ave, looking over the park as minutemen battled back the Redcoats to advance past foes lying prone in the field and through …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Looking at the what, when and when of Patriots' Day weekend events along the Battle Road in Lexington, Lincoln and Concord.
It starts tomorrow. Patriots' Day weekend has arrived, and we all know what that means: Parades, patriotism, people and the smell of sulfur in the morning. The running battles and re-enactments begin tomorrow, April 13. An afternoon parade and midnight ride will be among the highlights on Sunday, April 14. And on Patriots' Day itself -- Monday, April 15 -- there will be enough activities that it wouldn't be fair to try and pack them all into one sentence. So, flip through the photos above, which have many of the area's Patriots' Day weekend events included therein. Or scroll down below to find event information in an easy-to-scan list, subdivided according to community. Or, take a peek at the PDF posted above, which includes a schedule of …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Battle Road Brewing Company will toast the past with a lineup featuring a 1775 Tavern ale, Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale, a Lexington Green East India Pale Ale and a Midnight Ride Tavern Porter.
Monday, February 18, 2013
New brewers will toast the past with a lineup featuring a 1775 Tavern ale, Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale, a Lexington Green East India Pale Ale and a Midnight Ride Tavern Porter.
Like so many Americans before them, Jeremy Cross and Scott Houghton looked to the Battle Road as a symbol of freedom. The hallowed stretch from Concord to Lexington (and from there on into Boston) along which colonial militias once engaged the British Regulars in a running battle, has quenched many a thirst over the years: For freedom, for innovation, for grape juice and, now, for craft beer. Brewers with 35 years of industry experience between them, Cross and Houghton have decided to branch out on their own, starting Battle Road Brewing Company. While finding a name that evokes a reaction is considered crucial for breweries, it was an easy choice for Cross and Houghton. In Battle Road Brewing Company, they’ve got one that neatly combines …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
From lessons in colonial housekeeping to a militia muster.
The following announcement was provided by Minute Man National Historical Park. On Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minute Man National Historical Park presents our popular fall open house, inviting you to many of the restored historic homes along the Battle Road. Start your visit by picking up a park map and a program at Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2A in Lexington or at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty Street in Concord. At the Jacob Whittemore House in Lexington, join us for Hat’s Off! A Tribute to Homespun Heroes. Activities for all ages include making your own colonial hat and being in a play to learn how spinning, cooking, cleaning, and shopping all helped to defend liberty. At historic Brooks Village in …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Colonial militia and British Regulars clashed along the Battle Road during a series of re-enactments Saturday, April 14, along a stretch Route 2A between Lexington and Concord.
Patriots' Day weekend events were in full swing on Saturday, April 14 as the colonial militia and minutemen clashed with the British Regulars at strategic spots along the Battle Road, a path that more or less runs parallel to Route 2A between Concord and Lexington. According to Minute Man National Historical Park's Lou Sideris, the running battle began at Meriam's Corner and progressed eastward as local minute man companies engaged the British Regulars as the Redcoats retreated back to Boston after the Concord Fight at the Old North Bridge. While the Meriam's Corner Exercises went down last weekend, MMNHP's big day is the Saturday of Patriots' Day weekend, Sideris said, referring to historical houses, cannon fire, the running battle at …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Liberty Ride is celebrating its 10th anniversary year by offering Lexington residents a discounted rate.
Lexington's oldest-souled 10-year-old, the Liberty Ride, is celebrating its first decade with an anniversary present for local residents. Through the end of the season, the Liberty Ride is rolling back rates by more than half for Lexington residents who hop on afternoon tours at the National Heritage Museum. According to a Liberty Ride press release, for the daily 1 or 2:30 p.m. trolley tours, Lexington residents will receive more than a 50 percent discount on current rates as their prices are rolled back a decade to the Ride’s inaugural season (2002). For the remainder of the 2011 season -- which ends Oct. 30 -- adults can board the Liberty Ride for $10 per person; children ages 5-17 only $5. “With Lexington’s 300th anniversary …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Minute Man NHP is hosting open houses/trade days along the Battle Road on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The following is a press release from Minute Man National Historical Park. On Saturday, Sept. 17, Minute Man National Historical Park will offer a rare opportunity to see inside most of the restored historic homes along the Battle Road in the park. Visit the Nathan Meriam House, Samuel Brooks House, Job Brooks House and Colonel James Barrett House in Concord; the Noah Brooks Tavern, Captain William Smith House and John Nelson House in Lincoln, and the Jacob Whittemore House in Lexington. Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to explore different trades and tales of the colonial period including a joiner, blacksmith, tailor, printer, cordwainer, and cooper, along with spinning, dyeing and weaving, agriculture and archaeology. Start your visit by …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Minute Man National Historical Park announced yesterday that portions of the Battle Road Trail will be closing temporarily, to allow for repairs to the 12-year-old trail. According to a press release,the first phase of trail work will focus on the area from the Meriam's Corner parking area on Lexington Road in Concord to the boardwalk crossing the Elm Brook wetlands in Lincoln. Work will then shift to the area east of the Elm Brook boardwalk and to the area east of historic Hartwell Tavern. The first phase will wrap up in mid-July, but the exact dates for this second phase of work have not yet been determined, the press release said. So, with that in mind, we want to know Do you use the Battle Road Trail for walking, bicycling or any other…