Friends of Minute Man National Park
Preserving the Birthplace of the American Revolution
Fantastic Fall Foliage
Fall in New England never disappoints! We were so thankful to enjoy another beautiful fall foliage season here at Minute Man National Historical Park. Visitors flocked to the park this fall to enjoy a walk along Battle Road, take pictures at the North Bridge, and to find solitude in the natural beauty the park has to offer.

Clink on the link below to view even more 2020 fall foliage photos at
Minute Man National Historical Park
November is Native American History Month
The town we today call Concord is nearly four centuries old. However, it exists within a far older place Indigenous people call Musketaquid. For thousands of years the river provided food, transportation and fertile soil for agriculture.

Within Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park there is physical evidence of the people of Musketaquid dating back thousands of years, such as the projectile points pictured above. Click on the link below to view a short video where NPS Museum Specialist Nikki Walsh will bring you behind the scenes and show you some of the amazing Native American artifacts in the park collection.

Images courtesy of Norm Eggert for the National Park Service.
Thank You to Park Day Volunteers!
Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, Park Day at Minute Man National Historical Park was once again a great success!
Teams working along the Battle Road Trail accomplished a variety of tasks and surpassed expectations. Volunteers picked up trash along Route 2A, uprooted invasive plants, and removed four trailer loads of storm branches. At the North Bridge volunteers spent the morning clearing leaves from the parking lot, the path leading the bridge, as well as from the monuments and grave markers. By the afternoon, the volunteer team moved up to the North Bridge Visitor Center to put the historic Buttrick Garden to bed for the winter. Read more

To read more and to view more photos, please click on the link below.
Beyond Battle Road
Items of interest outside the Park
Who’s Afraid of the Dark? Dusk ’til Dawn in Early America
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, did you ever wonder how our colonial counterparts dealt with the dark? Click here to read this great blog by the folks over at the Northeast Museum Services for the National Park Service.

Concord Musuem's "April 19,1775" Galleries are Now Open!
If you live nearby, swing by the Concord Museum to visit three new permanent exhibit galleries dedicated to the events of April 19, 1775. We are excited to see the original bulls-eye glass panels from the front doorway of Minute Man National Park's Colonel Barrett house! Click here to watch a curator's tour of the new exhibit.

Friends of Minute Man National Park
Old North Bridge Visitor's Center
174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742
P: 978-318-7822
The Friends of Minute Man National Park is an independent, member-based
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supporting the Park's mission of
preserving and protecting the historic sites, structures, properties, and landscapes associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution.

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