Minute Man National Historic Park Trip Review

Minute Man National Historic ParkName: Minute Man National Historic Park
Location: Lexington & Concord, Massachusetts
Website: http://www.nps.gov/mima/index.htm
Length of stay: 3 hours

Minute Man National Historic Park is a on part of the battle road between Lexington and Concord. You can see clothes from the era and learn about the history that happened there.

Minute Man National Historic Park

We started our trip in the Lexington Museum. The girls loved to look at the pictures of the people from that era. We saw the lanterns from the era that they would have used at the Old North Church. We watched the 30 minute video about Paul Revere’s ride and everything that happened. The girls really liked it. We walked out to the trails right around the museum and saw an example of a salt house.

Minute Man National Historic Park

We stopped at the spot where Paul Revere was captured.

Minute Man National Historic Park

Hartwell Tavern was a great stop for the girls. We saw a sleeping room, the tavern, cooking room and waiting room. Each room Rose and Amelia asked questions about something and a guide answered them. They learned a lot about that time.

Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park

We saw a presentation where we learned more about the minute man and had a live musket demonstration.

Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park

The girls got to walk down and see the North Bridge in Concord. They loved see the water under the bridge. They also saw the Minute Man statue. Rose pointed to the musket that he carried.

Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park

At the North Bridge Museum we looked at a layout of the area and pushed the buttons that told us where everything happened. We also saw a canon.

Minute Man National Historic Park

At the Lexington Museum we picked up the Junior Ranger Packets. This is something they could complete all through our trip. Rose and Amelia finished theirs. Mary had fun drawing on hers. It gave them something to look for while on the trip. The girls could answer questions about the trip as well. They had a bingo chart, connect the dots, and more. They finished the packet and got Junior Ranger Badges at the North Bridge Museum. They proudly displayed their badges after that.

Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historic Park

This was a great learning experience about history for the girls.

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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