Friends of Minute Man National Park
Preserving the Birthplace of the American Revolution

Historical Clothing Workshop

The Friends are thankful to the Massachusetts chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati (MASOC) for supporting Minute Man National Historical Park’s historical clothing program. 

The Friends of Minute Man secured a grant from the MASOC and supplied the park with historically appropriate patterns, fabric, and notions along with storage supplies to keep the new clothing looking great. . . Read more.

Please click on the button to read more about the historical clothing workshop 


Fall Season Comes to a Close

The fall season at Minute Man National Historical Park came to a successful close as visitors flocked to the many events offered at the park. Visitors enjoyed beautiful foliage along with old and new events including "Preparing for Winter, Preparing for War," "Wayside Halloween," "Halloween at Hartwell Tavern," and "Park Day." Thank you to staff, volunteers, and visitors for making these events a success!

Minute Man National Historical Park is now closed for the season, but the Battle Road Trail and the North Bridge remain open during daylight hours. The staff is here all winter and is busy planning for next season. We look forward to seeing you again in the spring when the Visitor Centers open and programming resumes.

Photos from left to right, clockwise: Preparing for Winter, Preparing for War by Fran Sacco, Halloween at Hartwell by Tammie Lavallee and Kristin Vinduska.

To view more photo collages of these fall events, please click on the button below.

Fall Events

Ranger Jim Receives Award

Jim Hollister, Ranger at Minute Man National Park, recently received the Robert Gross Award for Advancing Concord’s History from the Concord Museum.

Few people have devoted so many years to understanding the history of Concord and its environs. Jim's desire to bring history to life has touched thousands of students, teachers, and visitors over his 20 years of service at Minute Man. Huzzah, Ranger Jim!

Click here to read more.

Minute Man'sTrails

Featured in

Discover Concord Magazine

We are delighted to announce that the Friends article about Minute Man's trails has been reprinted and shared with a wider audience in the Discover Concord Fall 2022 issue. Did you miss the article in our June newsletter? Click on the button below to read the full article and learn about the trails that can be utilized year-round.

To read the full article, click on the button below. 

Path to History

Stunning Rainbow at Minute Man

"My heart leaps up when I behold

A rainbow in the sky"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from The Rainbow

A rainbow brightened up the day when it appeared over the Major John Buttrick House at Minute Man National Historical Park.

Beyond Battle Road
Items of interest outside the Park

Revolution 250 Podcast: The Last Royal Governors of Massachusetts with Roberta DeCenzo

The 1691 Massachusetts Charter established the office of the Royal Governor. The office lasted until 1776, when Governor Thomas Gage left with the British forces on March 17. While Gage was the last of the Royal Governors, the actions of his two predecessors, Francis Bernard and Thomas Hutchinson did much to bring down the royal governorship. Click here to listen.

American Battlefield Trust: Art and the Making of a Nation

Learn about the artists who shaped how we remember the American Revolution and the early days of our new nation. You most likely recognize their work, but do you know their stories? Click here to read the online article.

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North Bridge Visitor Center
174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742
P: 978-318-7822
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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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