Paul Revere’s ride April 18

Revere statue by Cyrus Dallin

Paul Revere’s famous ride began tonight, April 18, 1775. The “Two if by Sea” lanterns confirmed what he had already learned: that the British troops would cross the Charles River in boats, landing in Cambridge and marching to Concord the next day. Revere crossed the river and road his horse towards Lexington. At the same time, William Dawes road another horse “by land”, via Watertown, to Lexington and Concord. On the following day – the 19th – Patriots and British soldiers clashed at both Lexington and at Concord.


Paul Revere midnight ride photo

Paul Revere statue, North End, Boston, MATonight – April 18 – anniversary of Paul Revere’s famous “Midnight Ride” to Lexington, MA. This statue, near Old North Church, by Cyrus Dallin.

Paul Revere ride photo Freedom Trail

Celebrating Paul Revere’s midnight ride on April 18th, 1775, this statue stands near Old North Church in Boston’s North End. Patriot’s Day, and the Boston Marathon, take place on the monday closest to the 18th.