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The Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 was the first battle of the American Revolutionary War
The Battle is re-enacted every Patriot's Day in April.
The British are Coming
On Suday night (day before Parriot's Day) around midnight, Paul Revere arrives on horseback to warn that the British Regulars had left Boston and were on their way towards Lexington and Concord. You should be able to see Paul Revere on Massachusetts Ave around this time.
Lexington Battle Green
"The Shot Heard Around the World"
The reenactment of the Battle of Lexington, performed by members of the Lexington Minute Men Company and His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot starts at 5:45 A.M. on Monday morning.
Hundreds of people arrive by 5AM or earlier. It can be difficult to find parking. Also, many parents bring ladders for their kids to climb up on so they can see. You want to get there early to get a good spot.
The reenactment at the Battle Green is way more interesting and fun than the Parades in neighboring towns and Boston.
It was early in the morning on April 19, 1775 when Paul Revere began his famous ride. By dawn, British soldiers were advancing on Concord, where they intended to arrest several leading revolutionists, including Sam Adams and John Hancock. But the Minutemen met the British on Lexington Green, where the shot heard around the world was fired.
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