Lexington Green & Battle Road re-enactment photo

Battle road re-enactmentBoston & Lexington juggle their dates to make Patriot’s Day a monday, starting with the re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington Green at dawn. The actual battles were on April 19, 1775. These re-enactors are near the Hartwell Tavern, on Battle Road, where British troops retreated under heavy fire from local militia in the woods.

Mass State House time capsule Freedom Trail

Mass State House designed by Bulfinch © Steve Dunwell

Mass State House designed by Bulfinch © Steve Dunwell

Original time capsule – a small box – retrieved from foundation of the Massachusetts State House yesterday. Placed there in 1795 by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, among others.

Granary Burying Ground photo

Granary Burying Ground, Boston, MAThe Old Granary Granary contains the earliest casualties of rebellion.  Victims of the Boston Massacre and the Battle of Bunker Hill lie here, alongside Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams and James Otis.