Who We Are

The Friends at Halloween Tales and Lantern Walk.

The Friends of Minute Man National Park is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1989. For over 30 years, we have supported the Park in a variety of ways as the park’s official non-profit partner. The Friends enhance the visitor experience by supporting the Park’s educational offerings; advance restoration and preservation projects through advocacy and grants; and support the Park’s vibrant volunteer program.

The Friends march in the Patriots’ Day parade.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Friends of Minute Man National Park is to preserve the birthplace of the American Revolution and inspire visitors to learn the causes, events and continuing impact of the Revolutionary War and its principles of Liberty and Democracy.

The Friends provide much-needed support to help the Minute Man National Historical Park preserve and protect the significant historic sites, structures, landscapes, events, and ideas of the American Revolution.

The Friends provide critical support to Patriots’ Day activities.


  • Preservation, Restoration and Rehabilitation: To preserve, restore and rehabilitate the cultural landscapes and historical structures in order to evoke the conditions that existed in 1775, so that visitors may better understand the experience of all the participants in the opening of the War of the American Revolution.
  • Access: To provide safe and convenient access to and within the Park to improve visitor understanding and broaden their experience and work with surrounding towns.
  • Education: To expand awareness and understanding of the origins of the American Revolution and the continuing literary, political and social revolutions which it inspired.
  • Visitor Experience: To support and maintain state-of-the-art Visitor Centers and other facilities to provide for the orientation, comfort, education and interpretation for visitors and others interested in the Revolution.
  • Support: Advocate and support the Park and its mission with local, state and national organizations and to provide financial, volunteer and political advocacy on behalf of the Park and its work.

Donate Today

The Friends depends upon the support of our members and donors. Your donation makes a difference at Minute Man National Historical Park. Join us today!