2022 Schedule of Events

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 EVENTS BEFORE PATRIOTS’ DAY WEEKEND

Sunday, April 3
(rain date Saturday, April 9)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dress Rehearsal for the Reenactment of the Battle of Lexington
Massachusetts Ave at Bedford Street, at the Battle Green


The central event of Patriots’ Day weekend, the Lexington Minute Men have organized and sponsored the Reenactment since 1971 to recreate the birth of American Liberty on Lexington Common in 1775. “They nobly dared to be free!”

Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 22

Monday through Friday

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed Patriots Day

On View: Original Alarm Letter That Spread the News of the Conflict in Lexington

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
33 Marrett Rd.

 

Couriers delivered the news of the conflict at Lexington soon after the event.

 

Joseph Palmer, a member of the Massachusetts Committee of Safety, sent the first urgent missive by messenger Israel or Isaac Bissell in the late morning of April 19, 1775.

 

Bissell rode to Connecticut and perhaps further. Recipients duplicated Palmer’s letter several times to carry the news far and wide.

 SATURDAY, APRIL 16

8:30 AM

Parker’s Revenge

Lexington Minute Men gather on the Battle Green to reenact the second call to arms from Captain John Parker, which took place on the afternoon of April 19, with additional dialogue from Rev. Jonas Clarke.

 

Following this event, the Minute Men march up Massachusetts Ave to Fiske Hill before continuing on to the Parker’s Revenge site in the Minute Man National Park for a skirmish reenactment.

 

Free

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visit the New Lexington Visitors Center
1875 Massachusetts Ave., next to Buckman Tavern.
781-862-1450.
Public restrooms available. 


View our famed diorama depicting the Battle of Lexington and shop for unique Lexington gift items.

 

Purchase tickets here for a 90 minute Liberty Ride Guided Trolley Tour or a 1 hour Battle Green Walking Tour. Walk-ins also welcome space permitting.Tours can also be booked online.

 

Visitors Center is free

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Buckman Tavern Tours

1 Bedford St.

 

Self-paced audio tours available.

Admission tickets available at the house.

Single house $12 adults/$7 children

3 houses $25 adults/$13 children (Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House & Munroe Tavern)

 

Lexington Historical Society

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hancock-Clarke House Tours

36 Hancock St.

 

Guided tours available every half hour

Admission tickets available at the house

Single house $12 adults/$7 children

3 houses $25 adults/$13 children (Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House & Munroe Tavern)

 

Lexington Historical Society

10:30 AM

Parker’s Revenge Wreath Laying Ceremony

On the Battle Road near the Minute Man National Park Visitor Center, Route 2A, Lexington

 

Lexington Minute Men lay a wreath at the site of the Parker’s Revenge skirmish, which occurred in the afternoon of April 19 when the Lexington Militia Company under Capt. John Parker ambushed the retreating Redcoats near the Lexington-Lincoln town line.

 

National Park Service

 

Free

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Munroe Tavern Tours

1332 Massachusetts Ave.

 

Selfguided tours available

Admission tickets available at the house

Single house $12 adults/$7 children

3 houses $25 adults/$13 children (Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House & Munroe Tavern)

 

Lexington Historical Society

1:00 PM

Parker’s Revenge Reenactment

On the Battle Road near the intersection of Old Massachusetts Ave. and Route 2A

 

Lexington Minute Men reenact the Parker’s Revenge engagement

 

National Park Service

 

Free

1:00 PM

Lexington Bicentennial Band Concert
Lexington High School Auditorium
251 Waltham St


A tribute/remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, which was originally planned for Patriots’ Day 2020, will include a collection of memorable music of the time and more.

 

The Greatest Generation will be narrated by Suzie Barry, Select Board Member.

 

Free, donations accepted

2:30 PM

Fife and Drum Performance Featuring Lexington’s own William Diamond Fife and Drum Corps
Tower Park, Massachusetts Ave. across from Pelham Rd.

 

Free

4:00 PM

Battle at Tower Park

Tower Park, Massachusetts Ave. across from Pelham Rd.

 

Follow the British retreat as they fight the Colonial Militia, featuring a working reproduction cannon.

 

Organized by the Lexington Minute Men

 

Free

 SUNDAY, APRIL 17

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visit the New Lexington Visitors Center
1875 Massachusetts Ave., next to Buckman Tavern.
781-862-1450.
Public restrooms available.


View our famed diorama depicting the Battle of Lexington and shop for unique Lexington gift items.

 

Purchase tickets here for a 90 minute Liberty Ride Guided Trolley Tour or a 1 hour Battle Green Walking Tour. Walk-ins also welcome space permitting. Tours can also be booked online.

 

Visitors Center is free

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Buckman Tavern Tours

1 Bedford St.

 

Self-paced audio tours available.

Admission tickets available at the house.

Single house $12 adults/$7 children

3 houses $25 adults/$13 children (Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House & Munroe Tavern)

 

Lexington Historical Society

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hancock-Clarke House Tours

36 Hancock St.

 

Guided tours available every half hour

Admission tickets available at the house

Single house $12 adults/$7 children

3 houses $25 adults/$13 children (Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House & Munroe Tavern)

 

Lexington Historical Society

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Munroe Tavern Tours

1332 Massachusetts Ave.

 

Selfguided tours available

Admission tickets available at the house

Single house $12 adults/$7 children

3 houses $25 adults/$13 children (Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House & Munroe Tavern)

 

Lexington Historical Society

11:30 PM

Paul Revere Ride Reenactment

Hancock-Clarke House, 36 Hancock St.

 

A reenactment of the arrival of Paul Revere at the Hancock-Clarke House

 

Lexington Historical Society

 

Free

 MONDAY, APRIL 18

5:30 AM

“The Alarm” at the Old Belfry
Belfry Hill, Massachusetts Ave. at Clarke St., across from the Battle Green

 

Come ring the bell that sounded the alarm that the Redcoats were coming.

 

Free

5:30 AM

(rain date Saturday, April 23, 5:30 AM)

Reenactment of the Battle of Lexington
Lexington Battle Green

Massachusetts Ave. at Bedford S.t

 

The central event of Patriots’ Day weekend, the Lexington Minute Men have organized and sponsored the Reenactment since 1971 to recreate the birth of American Liberty on Lexington Common in 1775. “They nobly dared to be free!”

 

Free

6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visit the New Lexington Visitors Center
1875 Massachusetts Ave., next to Buckman Tavern.
781-862-1450.
Public restrooms available. 


View our famed diorama depicting the Battle of Lexington and shop for unique Lexington gift items.

 

Purchase tickets here for a 1 hour Battle Green Walking Tour. Walk-ins also welcome space permitting. Tours can also be booked online. Ninety minute Liberty Ride Guided Trolley Tours may also be available - please check back.

 

Visitors Center is free

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Buckman Tavern Walk Through Tours

1 Bedford St.

 

Walk through the rooms of the historic tavern (interpreters present).

 

Admission tickets available at the house. Suggested donation $5

 

Lexington Historical Society

6:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Pancake Breakfasts

  • First Baptist Church of Lexington
    1580 Massachusetts Ave. (across from Police Station)
  • Boy Scout Troop 160
    St. Brigid Church
    2001 Massachusetts Ave.
    (just past the Battle Green, going away from Lexington Center)
    Purchase tickets at door.
7: 30 AM

Sunrise Youth Parade
Starting at Munroe Cemetery driveway, proceeding west along Massachusetts Ave. through Lexington Center onto the Battle Green.

 

Free

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Buckman Tavern Tours

1 Bedford St.

 

Self-paced audio tours available.

Admission tickets available at the house.

Single house $12 adults/$7 children

3 houses $25 adults/$13 children (Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House & Munroe Tavern)

 

Lexington Historical Society

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hancock-Clarke House Tours

36 Hancock St.

 

Guided tours available every half hour

Admission tickets available at the house

Single house $12 adults/$7 children

3 houses $25 adults/$13 children (Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House & Munroe Tavern)

 

Lexington Historical Society

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Munroe Tavern Tours

1332 Massachusetts Ave.

 

Selfguided tours available

Admission tickets available at the house

Single house $12 adults/$7 children

3 houses $25 adults/$13 children (Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House & Munroe Tavern)

 

Lexington Historical Society

8:15 AM

Patriots’ Day Ceremonies on the Battle Green

Massachusetts Ave. at Bedford St.

 

Free

9:00 AM

“First Shot!: The Day the Revolution Began”

Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square

 

Enjoy a film screening of Lexington Historical Society’s award-winning video along with a special question and answer session with British and Colonial Reenactors and a sampling of Colonial Music.

 

Admission tickets available at the door. Suggested donation $10 adults/$5 children

 

Lexington Historical Society

10:00 AM

Lexington Lions Club 108th Annual Five-Mile Road Race.
Starting/ending on Massachusetts Ave. at the Battle Green

 

For more information, call 781-862-4710 or visit the Lexington Lions Club website.

10:00 AM

“First Shot!: The Day the Revolution Began”

Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square

 

Enjoy a film screening of Lexington Historical Society’s award-winning video along with a special question and answer session with British and Colonial Reenactors and a sampling of Colonial Music.

 

Admission tickets available at the door. Suggested donation $10 adults/$5 children

 

Lexington Historical Society

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Lexington Minute Men/Daughters of the American Revolution 112th Wreath Laying Ceremony

Lexington Battle Green, Massachusetts Ave. at Bedford St.

 

The LMM and DAR lay wreaths at several of the war monuments around the Battle Green, including the Revolutionary Monument where the Lexington soldiers killed on April 19, 1775 are buried.

 

Free

11:00 AM

USS Lexington Memorial Ceremonies. Visitors Center,
1875 Massachusetts Avenue, adjacent to the Buckman Tavern

 

Lexington Lions Club

 

Free

11:00 AM

“First Shot!: The Day the Revolution Began”

Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square

 

Enjoy a film screening of Lexington Historical Society’s award-winning video along with a special question and answer session with British and Colonial Reenactors and a sampling of Colonial Music.

 

Admission tickets available at the door. Suggested donation $10 adults/$5 children

 

Lexington Historical Society

12:30 PM

Parade Float Judging

Massachusetts Ave. in East Lexington, across from Sacred Heart Church.

 

Free

1:00 PM

Paul Revere Arrives at the Battle Green on Horseback
Greeted by the Select Board and the Lexington Minute Men.

 

Free

2:00 PM

Patriots Day Afternoon Parade

Starting at Massachusetts Ave. and Maple St. in East Lexington, proceeding west along Massachusetts Ave. through Lexington Center, left onto Worthen Rd., ending at the Town Pool parking lot.

 

Free