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Patriots’ Day 2017
April 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Make the Concord Museum—a gateway to Concord’s history—part of your family’s 2017 Patriots’ Day tradition as we commemorate “the shot heard ‘round the world” with activities for visitors of all ages.
Explore the Concord Museum’s outstanding collection of treasures from April, 1775 including the famous “one, if by land, two, if by sea” Revere lantern; a sword from one of the soldiers of the British 10th Regiment; the sword of Minuteman James Barrett; a pair of pistols belonging to Major John Buttrick, the officer in the Concord Militia who gave the order to fire; and a fife played by a young boy. In the “Defending Concord” history gallery, discover the part these objects played in the events of the fateful day that began an eight-year fight for independence.
As the Concord Annual Patriots’ Day Parade heads through the center of town, make sure to stop by historic Wright Tavern from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. for more fun and games! Play colonial games and learn about the history of Wright Tavern, constructed in 1747, and the role the tavern played on April 19, 1775. Wright Tavern activities are free and open to the public.
Concord Museum Patriots’ Day activities are made possible in part with the generous support of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.