As I was sitting around in the Visitor Center at the TR Site this week, fondly remembering all of the awesome places I visited over the past year, I suddenly realized that I'd never gotten a chance to blog about my amazing trip to Minute Man National Historical Park!! So, working from the theory that late is better than never . . . I hope you enjoy this illustrated account of my adventures:
One of the first things I learned upon my arrival in Concord, Massachusetts (that's where you can find Minute Man NHP!), is that it's considered the birthplace of the American Revolution! This is where the first engagement of the Revolutionary War occurred . . . way back in 1775.
My first stop was the
Park Ranger Ryan Walsh did a great job explaining the exhibit and the battle to me. I was fascinated to learn that the militias of the
I was so inspired after learning and reading so much about the battle that I wanted to know what it felt like to stand up to the British army. Here I am facing down (up?) a light infantry soldier from the British army. The light infantry were key members of the British column on the day of the battle.