Parker’s Revenge Battlefield Rehabilitation

The Friends of Minute Man’s largest project to date has been the sponsorship of Parker’s Revenge, the battle site where Lexington’s Captain Parker reengaged the British Regulars on their retreat to Boston on April 19, 1775.

The Friends raised over $300,000 through grants and donations for the Parker’s Revenge project which included comprehensive archaeological research, rehabilitation of the battlefield, trail design, and the creation of an interpretive exhibit for Park visitors (see images below).

Parker’s Revenge battlefield is located along Battle Road at Minute Man National Historical Park. You may visit year-round from dawn till dusk (see map download below). The Parker’s Revenge exhibit is open seasonally at the Minute Man Visitor Center. Please visit the NPS website for more information on directions, hours, and seasons.

To learn more, check out the following resources below:

Minute Man National Historical Park website: Parker’s Revenge history and significance.

Discovering Lexington’s Lost Battlefield: (Video, 40:47) A conversation with project archaeologist Dr. Meg Wilkes and historian Joel Bohy. Courtesy of Minute Man Media.

Battlefield Archaeology: Rediscovering Parker’s Revenge: (Video, 3:39) Courtesy of American Battlefield Trust.

“Archeologists Uncover Secrets of Revolutionary War Site”: Associated Press Article, Sept. 2015

Archaeologists and project team surveying Parker’s Revenge area.
Volunteers assisting with the project.
A musket ball!
Close-up of musket ball found at Parker’s Revenge site.
Ranger Jim Hollister speaking with visitors at a Parker’s Revenge reenactment.
Artist’s rendition of the British retreat.
Installation of an outdoor educational panel at Parker’s Revenge site.
Learn more about Parker’s Revenge at the Minute Man Visitor Center exhibit.