Celebrate the event that evokes the revolutionary spirit that signaled the start of the American Revolution. The reenactment of the Battle of Lexington, performed by members of the Lexington Minute Men Company and His Majesty’s Tenth Regiment of Foot, is staged annually at 5:30 A.M. on Monday morning.
Catch the Lexington Patriots Day Parade on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm in Lexington, Massachusetts. The annual parade includes Minute Men and Militias from Lexington and many other communities west of Boston that converged on Lexington in 1775. The Lexington Patriots Day Parade also includes musicians, color guards, and other local groups and organizations.
Historic Places & Things to do:
At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.
Built in 1737, this house was the parsonage for the town of Lexington during the 18th century. Visit the home of Reverend Jonas Clarke where patriot guests John Hancock and Samuel Adams were awakened by Paul Revere and his famous warning in the early hours of April 19, 1775. Tours will be given all day!
Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Join us for gallery talks, collection spotlights, activities, and crafts. The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with special activities ongoing from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Visit Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith House
Restored 18th century home and tavern, Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith House, was on the main road, the “Bay Road,” running from Boston through western Massachusetts out to Crown Point, N.Y. This was the road that the British troops used on April 19. The soldiers passed by the tavern on their way to Concord, and again on their way back to Boston. There are no records or stories about soldiers entering the tavern for any reason.
Where to Stay
Element Lexington is surrounded by rich colonial history. Lexington is famous for being the site of the first shot of the American Revolutionary War in the Battle of Lexington. Stay at our Lexington, MA hotel and enjoy convenient access to the area’s vibrant business community or for a change of scenery drive down to downtown Boston only 20 minutes away.
Best Western at Historic Concord
The non-smoking, pet-friendly Best Western Plus at Historic Concord is an attractive choice west of Boston. It is also three miles from the North Bridge, where the shot that was heard around the world was fired. Also, it is six miles from Minuteman National Park and sight from Lexington Green.
Residence Inn Boston Concord
The all new Residence Inn Boston Concord is ideally situated just a few minutes drive from charming downtown Concord, MA, just moments away from historic landmarks including Minuteman National Park, Walden Pond and the Old North Bridge. Residence Inn Boston Concord boasts 118 stylish and contemporary extended-stay guestrooms all equipped with free WiFi, luxury bedding, efficent work space, full kitchens and spacious living area. Utilize our complimentary shuttle service available upon request.
Where to Eat
Artistry on the Green
Artistry on the Green projects the same warm and inviting ambiance that you will find throughout The Inn at Hastings Park. We believe that food can be used to celebrate, to comfort and to nurture.
A 21st-Century version of the town green, a meeting place for the young, old & everyone else in between. LEXX continues its culinary evolution with an innovative array of gastro pleasing offers