FIRST FOOT GUARDS EVENTS, 2019

We invite you to come to our events, see what we do, and consider joining the Guards. All events are open to the public and are free except Old Sturbridge Village, Fort Ticonderoga, and Fort at Number 4 where there is a nominal admission fee. All events are subject to change due to weather or other cicumstances, so before attending an event, always check the event host's web site for the latest information. Many of these events repeat every year and there are photos and videos of many of them on our Photos and Videos pages.

Sun, March 31, 2019, Dress rehearsal for the Patriots Day battle on Lexington Green reenactment, Battle Green, 1900 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington center, 2-3:30pm, units arrive 1pm. Hosted by the Lexington Minutemen and the 10th Regiment of Foot. Rain date: Sat., April 6. In case of rain, check the host website.
Lexingtonminutemen.com
10th Regiment of Foot
Battleroad.org, Events
Photos, Lexington Green rehearsal

Sat, April 13, 2019, Parker's Revenge, Minute Man National Historic Park, Battle Road Trail near Whittemore House and at Bloody Bluff, Minute Man Visitor Center, Rte. 2A (1 mile west of Rte. 128/95), Lexington, MA, 1pm. British and Colonial reenactors will portray the running battle that took place along this deadly stretch of road as the British column marched back to Boston. Park at the Minute Man Visitor Center or at the Minuteman Regional High School, 758 Marrett Rd (Rte. 2A), Lexington, MA. Bloody Bluff is directly across Rte. 2A at the corner of Old Massachusetts Ave.
Battleroad.org, Events
Minute Man National Historical Park

Sat, April 13, 2019, Tower Park Battle, Munroe Tavern and Tower Park, 1332 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, 4-5pm. The British units arrive at Munroe Tavern at 3pm then march at 4pm along Massachusetts Ave. to the waiting Colonial militias at Tower Park for a large battle demonstration.
Battleroad.org, Events
Photos, Tower Park Battle

Sun, April 14, 2019, Search of the Barrett Property, Colonel James Barrett House, 448 Barrett's Mill Rd., Concord, MA. Open 1pm, British soldiers arrive at approximately 3pm to search the property for rebel munitions.
Battleroad.org, Events
Minute Man National Historical Park

Mon, April 15, 2019, Battle on Lexington Green reenactment, Battle Green, 1900 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington center, 5:30am. Recreates the events in Lexington on the morning of April 19, 1775. Rain date Sat, April 20, 5:30am.
Battleroad.org, Events
Lexington Patriots Day events
Information from the Lexington Police
Road closures and parking information
Wikipedia, Battles of Lexington and Concord

Mon, April 15, 2019, Commemoration of the Battle at North Bridge, Minute Man National Historical Park, 269 Monument St., Concord, MA, 8am, followed by a Mourn Arms ceremony at the British graves at the North Bridge. The Concord parade from Concord Center arrives at the North Bridge at about 9am. Note, all roads in the center of Concord will be closed to vehicles beginning at 8:30am.
Battleroad.org, Events
Minute Man National Historical Park
Wikipedia, Battles of Lexington and Concord

Mon, April 15, 2019, Lexington Patriots Day Parade, Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, from Maple St. through Lexington center, 2pm.
Battleroad.org, Events
Lexington Patriots Day events
Road closures and parking information
Photos, Lexington Patriots Day Parade

Sat, April 27, 2019, Colonial Tavern, Stetson House, Hanover, 514 Hanover St, Hanover, MA, 5-8pm. An evening of food and drink, musical entertainment, and more as the First Foot Guards host an annual fundraiser for the historic house of Samuel Stetson, known in his day as "Drummer Stetson", whose house was a "tavern stand and a famous place of resort."
Tavern Night Facebook page
Hanover Historical Society Stetson House Museum

Sun, April 28, 2019, Revolutionary Graves Ceremony, Lincoln, MA, 2pm. March from the Pierce House, 17 Weston Rd., along Lexington Rd. to a ceremony at the Old Town Cemetery (Precinct Burial Ground, part of Lincoln Cemetery, 83 Lexington Rd.) and back.
Battleroad.org, Events
Pierce House
Photos, Revolutionary Graves Ceremony

Sat, May 4, 2019, Hancock Adams Common Encampment, Quincy Center. A one-day encampment and demonstration.

Sun, May 19, 2019, Battle of Grape Island Commemoration, Hingham Harbor Bandstand, Rte. 3A, Hingham, MA, 1-3pm. Reenactment of a battle on May 21, 1775, when a small British force landed on Grape Island in Boston Harbor to load provisions from the farm of Hingham Loyalist Elisha Leavitt, but were driven off by the Hingham militia.
Hingham Historical Society events

Sat-Sun, June 8-9, 2019, Battle for Newbury, Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury, MA, 10am-5pm. British and American encampments with drills, tours and battles reenacting a hypothetical scenario in which the British army attempts to retake Boston in the summer of 1776 by landing on the North Shore and marching south, but is opposed by militias at Newbury. $8 adult admission.
Event scenario
Information for spectators
Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm information

Sun, June 16, 2019, Bunker Hill Parade, Bunkerhill St., Charlestown, MA, 12:30pm, but be there by 10am to find parking or take public transportation. The parade steps off at the lower end of Bunker Hill St. at Vine St. and returns via Main St. to Winthrop St.
Boston Central events, Bunker Hill Parade
Facebook.com/BunkerHillDayParade
Wikipedia, The Battle of Bunker Hill

Sat, June 22. 2019, Hanover Day, Sylvester Field, 445 Hanover St., Hanover, MA, 10am-4pm.
Hanover Day event info
Hanover Day on Facebook

Sat, June 29, 2019, Liberty Pole Day, Alden House, Duxbury, 105 Alden St, Duxbury, MA, 10am-4pm. Military drills and demonstrations, fife and drum music, tours of Alden House. $10 for adults, free for kids.
Alden.org
The Almost-Battle of Marshfield

Thur, July 4, 2019, Hingham July 4th Parade, Hingham, MA, 10am step-off from Hingham High School on Pleasant St. and ending around 11am at Station St. See web site below for parade route and parking.
Hingham-ma.gov/504/Event-Information

Sat-Sun, July 7-8, 2019, Battle of Hubbardton, Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd., Hubbardton, VT. Encampment reenacting the 1777 battle in which the American rear guard stopped the persuing British army.
Hubbardton Battlefield Historic Site
The Battle of Hubbardton
Battle of Hubbardton
The Battle of Hubbardton

Sat-Sun, July 20-21, British Garrison Weekend, Fort at Number 4, 267 Springfield Rd. (Rte. 11), Charlestown (formerly township Number 4), NH. Sat 10am-4:30pm, Sun 10am-3:30pm. British reenactors will experience Garrison life - guard mounts, patrols, changing of the guards, officer of the day, drill, and mock battles.
Living History Weekend with the Boston Garrison
British Garrison at Fort #4
Fortat4.com
Wikipedia, Fort at Number 4

Sat-Sun, Aug 3-4, 2019, Redcoats and Rebels, Old Sturbridge Village, 29 Stallion Hill Rd., Sturbridge, MA, Sat. 9:30am-8pm, Sun. 9:30am-4pm. Large-scale encampment in 1820s village with 800 to 1000 reenactors, many units, including artillery, and large battles both days.
OSV Redcoats and Rebels
Redcoats & Rebels, The History List
osv.org
Photos, OSV Redcoats and Rebels

Sat-Sun, Aug 24-25, 2019, Battle of Newtown, NY, Newtown Battlefield State Park, 2346 County Rte. 60, Elmira, NY.
Battle of Newtown 240th Anniversary
Newtown Battlefield State Park
Battle of Newtown

Sat-Sun, Sept 14-15, 2019, Brown's Raid on Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Rd., Ticonderoga, NY. Large-scale reenactment of the American raid on Fort Ticonderoga on Sept 18, 1777 at the reconstructed stone fortress on beautiful grounds overlooking Lake Champlain, 9:30am-5pm.
Brown's Raid event page
Fort Ticonderoga info
Fort Ticonderoga history
Photos, Fort Ticonderoga reenactment

Sat-Sun, Sept 28-29, 2019, Return to the Fort at Number 4, 267 Springfield Rd. (Rte 11), Charlestown (formerly township Number 4), NH, Sat 10am-4:30pm, Sun 10am-3:30pm. Large encampment at a large authentically restored wooden fort and settlement on the Connecticut River. Battles both days. Adults $12, children 6-17, $8.
Event info
Fort at Number 4 info
Fort at Number 4 history

Sat-Sun, Oct 12-13, 2019, Mount Harmon Revolutionary War Reenactment Festival, Mt. Harmon Plantation, 600 Mount Harmon Rd, Earleville, MD, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. 1,000 reenactors, British & Rebel encampments, drills and battles, colonial marketplace, hearth cooking, living history demonstrations, manor house tours, food vendors and more. Adults $5, children 12 and under free.
Event flyer
Mount Harmon Plantation info
Event press release
Mount Harmon Plantation history

Sat-Sun, Oct 19-20, 2019, Battle of Chase Farm, Hearthside House Museum, 677 Great Rd., Lincoln, RI, 11am-4pm. Revolutionary War reenactors portray camp life, drills, and battle scenarios on beautiful 88 rolling acres. Adults $5, children 12 and under free.
Event info
Hearthside House Museum info

Sat, Nov 23, 2019, Plymouth Thanksgiving Parade, Plymouth, MA, 11am. The parade steps off at Benny's Plaza, 179 Court St. (Rte. 3A at Nelson St.) continues south on Court St. then left on Water St., ending at Cole's Hill on Water St.
Parade info
Parade route map
Patriot Ledger 2016 parade article, photos

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