Summer Programs at National Historical Parks



Concord, MA.  Summer events at Minute Man National Historical Park are well underway.  Take time out from your busy schedule and join us for the opportunity to take a hike,  see the world through the eyes of an artist and experience the world  of a British soldier.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4th & JULY 2nd Town Meeting 

Let Your Voice Be Heard! At North Bridge, 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.  Debate revolutionary issues with Concord residents of 1774.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11th , JULY 16th  & AUGUST 6th Abigail Adams: Life, Love, Letters

At North Bridge Visitor Center / Buttrick Garden, 1:00 p.m. Abigail Adams reflects on her courtship, marriage, and love in wartime.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th  Book signing with author Derek Beck 

At Minute Man Visitor Center, 7:00 p.m. Mr. Beck will be signing copies of “Igniting the American Revolution” 


SATURDAY, JUNE 18th AND JULY 23rd  Colonial Justice 

At Hartwell Tavern, 1:00 and 3:45 p.m. Participate in a colonial magistrate court and see local justice in action. 


SATURDAY, JUNE 25th, &  SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th Colonial Music: Learn History Through Music!

At Hartwell Tavern, 2:40 p.m. Hear music with the social, political, and military uses in colonial times.


SATURDAY, JUNE 25th  The Lincoln Minute Men 

At the Captain William Smith House, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Try on colonial clothing, learn military drill, and watch a musket firing.


SATURDAY, JUNE 25th The Wayside Grand Re-opening

At The Wayside: Home of Authors Margaret Lothrop welcomes you to the house. See the website for details.


SUNDAY, JULY 3rd Meet George Washington. Presentation and book signing by John Koopman

At Minute Man Visitor Center, 1:00 p.m. Mr. Koopman will present a first-person program on George Washington and do a book signing copies of  "George Washington at War - 1776."


MONDAY, JULY 4th Declaring Independence 

At North Bridge, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a reading of the Declaration of Independence.


SATURDAY, JULY 9th Meet the Hawthornes 

At The Wayside: Home of Authors, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Celebrate with the Hawthornes on their wedding anniversary.

Every Kid in a Park - Revolutionary Saturdays Minute Man Visitor Center, 9:00 - 4:30 p.m. Explore National Park sites in Massachusetts where the American Revolution began, July 9 - August 6. Visit our website for a schedule of events.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th Mother and Daughter Preserving History 

At The Wayside: Home of Authors, 2:30 p.m. (tour fee applies) Explore Harriett and Margaret Lothrop’s efforts in preserving The Wayside.


Founder’s Day Weekend - The National Park Service Turns 100! Check out our website for special centennial programs and events.



OPEN 9:30 AM–5:30 PM Daily

174 Liberty St. Concord

(978) 318 - 7810



OPEN 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Daily

250 North Great Rd. Lincoln

(781) 674 - 1920


Directions to Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2A in Minute Man National Historical Park on the Lincoln/Lexington town line. From I-95 (also called Route 128), exit 30B puts you on Route 2A. Travel one-half mile to the visitor center.For more information about Minute Man National Historical Park visit or call 978-369-6993.



May 7-June 11: Telling America’s Stories—100 Years of the National Park Service art exhibit. Brush Art Gallery & Studios

May 12-14: Doors Open Lowell & Park Annual Reception (5/12)

May 17: What’s New about the Past - Meet the Kenders - Visitor Center, 3:30 pm

May 21: BP2P Series : Tyler Park,  51 Westford St., Lowell MA, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

May 26: BP2P Series : Peace in the Park, Harmony Park, Marion & Cross St., Lowell MA, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

May 28: Canal Boat Tours begin for the summer season (call or see our website for schedule and reservations)

May 31: EcoFilm Series. The Salt of the Earth with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust. Visitor Center, 6:30 p.m.

June 1: BP2P Series :JAMBRAREE - Jackson St. Lowell, MA, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

June 2: First Thursdays. Downtown Lowell, 5-8:30 p.m.

June 4: “Lowell Walks” Exhibit by Tony Sampas, Center for Lowell History, UMass Lowell. Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center

June 5: Reception for Telling America’s Stories—100 Years of the National Park Service. Brush Art Gallery & Studios

June 11: BP2P Series: Acre Festival,  North Common Park, 413 Fletcher St.,Lowell, MA, 11:00 -4:00 pm

June 11: STEAM Fair with ACRE Family Childcare, Boott 4th Floor, 10 - 12:00 p.m. 

June 28: EcoFilm Series. Love Thy Nature with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust. Visitor Center, 6:30 p.m