From the whole Boston Calling team, thank you for spending the weekend with us!
Before heading out to any of these events, please be sure to use the links to information sources in the Essentials section to confirm dates/times.
Most of these events have been confirmed, but we've noted those that are not.
Other reenactment units usually commemorate the event with fife and drum music, and a musket fire salute.
(All dates and times to be confirmed for 2018) 7am - Tough Ruck - Military personnel in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association (Boston Marathon organizers) will march for 26 miles along the Battle Road Trail in memory of our fallen soldiers.
Both the tavern and the house date back to before 1775.
10am-1pm, Whittemore House (Behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Route 2A, Lexington) - Costumed park volunteers will show you what life was like in 1775.am - 4pm, Tours of historic Lexington sites: Buckman Tavern (1 Bedford Street; self-paced audio tours), Hancock Clarke House (36 Hancock St; guide-led tours every half-hour), and Munroe Tavern (1332 Mass Ave, self-guided and guided tours) Small admission fees apply; tickets available at each site. 10am-3pm, Patriot Fife and Drum at Paul Revere's House, 19 North Square, North End, Boston - Enjoy a lively musical concert of colonial music. See the Paul Revere House website for more events during school vacation week.(Not yet confirmed for 2017) am - Explore Bloody Angle with Edmund Foster, Reading Massachusetts Volunteer - This fascinating reenactment portraying Edmund Foster, a 1775 volunteer from Reading Massachusetts, includes a tour of this key battle site.Plus, the actual event on Patriots Day takes place at 5am - so opt for the dress rehearsal if you prefer to relive the experience at a more civilized hour. - to be confirmed 3pm, Paul Revere Capture Ceremony - Location: Paul Revere Capture Site on Rt 2A, Minute Man National Historical Park (MMNHP), Lincoln - The Lincoln Minute Men will march down Battle Road and do a dramatic reading of Longfellow's poem to recount the events of the night of April 19, 1775, when British troops captured Paul Revere in Lincoln after his midnight ride from Boston.Look for reenactors portraying Revere, Samuel Prescott, William Dawes, Mary Hartwell, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.There's plenty of well-marked parking in lots around the park, but wear sturdy walking shoes or boots.