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Minute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park © Ben Prepelka
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Minute Man National Historical Park
Concord, Massachusetts   01742
The events of April 19, 1775 were a turning point in the long struggle between Mother England and her American colonies. In a march of protest and petition turned independence and revolution, the fighting on April 19, 1775 would foreshadow the rebellious action of the American colonies to ultimately create a new nation, the United States of America.

Created in 1959, Minute Man National Historical Park preserves and protects the significant historic sites, structures, properties and landscapes associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution. Most importantly, Minute Man interprets the colonial struggle for natural rights and freedoms. Today, Minute Man consists of over 900 acres of land which wind along original segments of the Battle Road for April 19, 1775. In addition to the park's revolutionary significance, Minute Man preserves and interprets the 19th century literary revolution through The Wayside, home of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Sidney.
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Located on over 100 wooded lakefront acres, overlooking Ashland State Park. Right out our front door you get to truly enjoy the great outdoors. Easy access to trails for hiking, and an area for swimming. Come and enjoy all that Ashland State Park has to offer, and stay at the Warren Center right next door.
17.1 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 12 Memory for all who fell here by Cynthia Ruark
A lovely tranquil place to honor what happened here. Appreciated the British flags and quotation for those fallen of the other side. Wish other communities, Lexington, VA, could honor their past with flags of both sides.
April 28 one of my favorite parks!!! by boggle
June 27 Love the history
Went to the reenactment of General Washington taking command of the Continental Army today (June 27, 2009). Very well done. Great information, and very realistic. Overall a great park.
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Boston Minuteman
Box 2122 Route 2A
Littleton, MA
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Plane - From Boston's Logan Airport: Follow 93 South to the MassPike. Follow the Pike west to I-95 North. Follow I-95 North to Exit 30B. You will be on Route 2A west. The Minute Man Visitor Center is located 1-mile west of I-95.

Car - From I-95: Take exit 30B. You will be on Route 2A west. The park is 1-mile west off ramp.

From MassPike: Take I-95 Exit (exit 14) and follow above directions.

From Route 2: Follow Route 2 to I-95 North. Proceed north one exit to 30B. Follow directions above.

Public Transportation - MBTA Commuter Rail stops at the Concord Depot. From the Depot, the North Bridge Unit is a 1.5-mile walk. No bus or taxi service available.


Massachusetts State Parks