Patriots’ Day

Monday, April 18, 2016, 9:00-5:00

Make the Concord Museum—a gateway to Concord's history—part of your family’s 2016 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.

Schedule of Events

After the Patriots’ Day parade, stop by the Museum to enjoy activities for visitors of all ages:
  • Patriotic crafts for families

  • Try on colonial clothing

  • Hear a “Revolutionary Women” gallery talk at 2:00 p.m.

  • Special showings of Vaudeville Pictures’ The Midnight Ride of Me and Paul Revere in the Museum's theater. The seven-minute puppet musical tells the story of Paul Revere’s ride and “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World.”

  • Explore the Museum’s outstanding collection of objects that were witness to the events of April 1775, including the famous “one, if by land, two, if by sea” lantern.

All activities 11:00 - 3:00, included free with Museum admission. Patriots' Day is made possible in part with the generous support of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.