FIRST FOOT GUARDS EVENTS, 2010
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 Battle Road Heroes and Old Sturbridge Village 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. Most of these events repeat every year and there are photos of many of them on our Photos page.
Note: MMNHP = Minute Man National Historical Park, Lexington/Lincoln/Concord MA, www.nps.gov/mima
Sat, April 3, 2010, Lexington Green dress rehearsal for the Patriots Day reenactment, 2pm (units arrive 1pm). Rain date: Saturday, April 10, 2pm.
Sat, April 17, 2010, Battle Road reenactment, Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith house, MMNHP, Lincoln MA. 11am-2pm, main battle at 12:30pm near Hartwell Tavern. Drills and musket and artillery demos 9:30am-5:30pm
Sat, April 17, 2010, Tower Park Battle, Munroe Tavern and Tower Park, 1332 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA, 3:30-5pm. Battle demonstration.
Mon, April 19, 2010, Lexington Green reenactment, Lexington Green, Lexington MA, 5:30am.
Mon, April 19, 2010, Mourn Arms Ceremony at British Graves, North Bridge, MMNHP, Monument St., Concord MA, approx. 8:45am.
Mon, April 19, 2010, Lexington Patriots Day Parade, 2pm. Mass. Ave. East Lexington through Lexington Center.
Sat, April 24, 2010, Battle Road Heroes, Hartwell Tavern, MMNHP, Lincoln, MA, 7-8:30pm. Candle-lit tour to hear the personal stories of residents who lived along the Battle Road on April 19, 1775. $5 per person, $10 per family. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Minute Man National Park. The First Guards will portray the British army camp and will serve as guards for General Gage.
Sun, April 25, 2010, Revolutionary Graves Ceremony, Lincoln, MA, 2:30pm. March from Pierce House on Lincoln Rd. along Old Lexington Rd. to the ceremony at the Town Cemetery and back.
Sat, May 22, 2010, "Battle Road: Unlimited", Borderland State Park, Easton MA. Morning battle: re-creation of the events of April 19, 1775. Afternoon battle: open tactical in woods and fields.
Sun, May 23, 2010, Wellesley Parade, Wellesley, MA, 1pm.
Sat, June 12, 2010, Westford MinuteCub Muster, Pierce-Little Farm, 5 Littles Ln., Newbury, MA.
Sun, June 13, 2010, Bunker Hill Parade, Charlestown, MA, 12:30pm, but be there by 10am to find parking. The
parade route starts at the corner of Bunker Hill St and Cook St, and turns onto Main St, from there Union St, Washington St, Harvard St, Warren St, Monument Ave, High St, Green St, Bartlett St, Monument Sq, Winthrop St and finishes at Common St at the Training Field.
Sat, July 3, 2010, Boston Harborfest. The Redcoats invade the city! 9am: Morning drill in British camp on Boston Common, corner of Charles and Beacon Streets, then march to Fan Pier to board ship. 11am-noon, Long Wharf: The Guards arrive by sea and march up King (State), Queen (Court), and Tremont streets to the Boston Common. Noon-4:30pm: Redcoat military demonstrations and skirmishes with Colonial militia on Boston Common.
Sun, July 4, 2010, Hingham July 4th Parade, Hingham, MA, 12:15pm step off. Start at Hingham High School (Pleasant Street) end at Station Street around 1:15pm. The web site also has info on participant and public parking, the Rte. 228 detour, and a map.
Mon, July 5, 2010, Boston Harborfest, First Foot Guards patrol the Freedom Trail. 10am-4pm.
Sat-Sun, July 10-11, 2010, Fort Sewall Encampment, Marblehead MA.
Sat, July 31, 2010, Barrett Farm, Concord MA. The site of the British objective on April 19, 1775. Commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Col. James Barrett, and will include among other things re-enactments at 11:30am, 2pm, and 3:30pm of the British searching the Barrett Farm for munitions. Open 10am-5pm. Sponsored by the Save Our Heritage group: www.saveourheritage.com
Sat-Sun, Aug 7-8, 2010, Old Sturbridge Village encampment, Sturbridge MA. Large scale reenactment, many units, including artillery, and large battles both days.
Sat-Sun, Aug 14-15, 2010, First Foot Guards encampment on the Boston Common.
Saturday: skirmishes between British and colonial forces, a parade to dinner at Quincy Market, and an 18th century dance. Sunday: camp life. Sponsored by the Freedom Trail Foundation, www.thefreedomtrail.org www.thefreedomtrail.org
Sat-Sun, Sept 11-12, 2010, Fort Ticonderoga encampment, Ticonderoga NY. Large scale reenactment at reconstructed stone fortress on beautiful grounds overlooking Lake Champlain. Many units, including artillery, and large battles both days.
Sat-Sun, Sept 25-26, 2010, Brandywine Creek State Park encampment, Wilmington DE. "Philadelpia 1777 Campaign". Large scale reenactment, many units, including artillery, and large battles both days.
Sat-Sun, Oct 9-10, 2010, First Foot Guards encampment at Hartwell Tavern, MMNHP, Lincoln MA, 10am-5pm. Drills, marches, firing demonstrations, and camp life both days.
Sat, Oct 9, 2010, Battle Road Heroes, Hartwell Tavern, MMNHP, Lincoln MA, 7-8:30pm. Candle-lit tour to hear the personal stories of residents who lived along the Battle Road on April 19, 1775. $5 per person, $10 per family. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Minute Man National Park. The First Foot Guards will portray the British army camp and will serve as guards for General Gage.
Sat-Sun, Oct 16-17, 2010, The Fight at Richardson's Tavern, Oak Grove Farm, Millis MA. Large public battles both afternoons, morning tacticals, patrols.
Sat, Oct 30, 2010, Battle of The Red Horse Tavern (Wayside Inn), Sudbury MA. Morning tactical in the grist mill area and afternoon debate between Loyalists and rebels, pole capping, and battle.