Date: Monday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Robbins Ride with the Acton Minutemen: Sunday, April 17th
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Faulkner Homestead
Come travel back in time with us to learn why we celebrate Patriots Day in Acton as the start of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. What better place to do it than at the Faulkner Homestead, the home of Col. Francis Faulkner in 1775, and Col. Winthrop E. Faulkner in 1861!
The annual Patriots Day Spirit at the Faulkner Homestead, 5 High Street, shows why Patriots’ Day commemorates both events. We welcome all to this family-friendly event.
Costumed re-enactors from two different centuries will take part. On April 19, 1775, colonial families waited in the Faulkner dooryard for news of their militiamen. Today’s visitors will experience 18th-century home life with outdoor cooking, children’s games, and crafts.
On Monday to mark the start of the Civil War, reenactment groups from both the North and South will be encamped on the hillside. If weather permits, they will also stage a skirmish or two in the Faulkner Woods.
Don't miss the Acton Minutemen's Robbins Ride re-enactment—
The horse and alarm rider bringing news of approaching war to Col. Francis Faulkner—this year it's on Sunday, April 17th at 5:30 pm.
Patriots Day Spirit is open to the public for a modest donation—“Give What You Will.” Parking is available nearby.
IWF Historic Museum Events and Open Houses
Saturday, tbd - Spring Egg Hunt at Faulkner Homestead—Canceled
Saturday, April 16th - Parlor Concert w/Gretchen Harbourt - Faulkner Homestead
Sunday, April 17th - Robbins Ride - Faulkner Homestead
Monday, April 18th - Patriots Day Spirit - Faulkner Homestead
TBD - Brownie Bodge Remembrance - Faulkner Homestead
Saturday, tbd - Open-Air Tap Room & Annual Meeting
Historic House Museum Tours - Both Houses (Fourth Sundays)
We are resuming our monthly open house tours at both Jones Tavern and the Faulkner Homestead, beginning May 29, 3-5 p.m
- May 29
- June 26
- July 24
- September 25
- October 23
As our plans come together we'll update the site. Please check back for details.