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Paul Revere’s Ride Reenactment Caps Off Patriot’s Day Parade [Photos]

The annual Patriot’s Day Parade was held on Monday morning, ending in Boston’s North End with the reenactment of Paul Revere’s midnight ride on April 18, 1775. Performing the reenactment were the Massachusetts National Lancers with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh handing orders to Paul Revere on Brown Beauty. Revere rides down Hanover Street to Charlestown and follows a Read More…

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Patriot’s Day Parade & Paul Revere’s Ride Reenactment in Boston’s North End

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the Patriots’ Day Parade will begin at 9:15 AM at City Hall Plaza.  Participants will march from Cambridge Street to Tremont Street, left to Bromfield Street, left to Washington Street, right to State Street, left to Congress Street (east side of roadway), right to Hanover Street, ending at the Paul Revere Read More…

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Video: Old North’s Lantern Ceremony & Reading of Paul Revere’s Ride Poem

The annual Lantern Ceremony on the eve of the 241st Patriot’s Day was held at Old North Church on April 17, 2016. The standing-room only event recalls the famous 1775 evening in Boston’s North End when two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, signaling the departure of British regulars “by sea” and launching what Read More…

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Mark Wahlberg Gives Mayor Walsh Assist With Midnight Ride Orders to Paul Revere

Bringing some Hollywood flair to the annual Patriot’s Day re-enactment of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, actor Mark Wahlberg gave Mayor Marty Walsh an assist handing orders to Revere as he head off on Brown Beauty from Boston’s North End. (Photo by Matt Conti) View more Patriot’s Day coverage on

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Paul Revere’s Ride – A Shadow Play [Video]

Noah’s New Americans, the colonial youth history club at the Noah Webster House in West Hartford, Connecticut, presented their shadow play, Paul Revere’s Ride written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1860 at Old North Church on May 20, 2015. Shadow plays are an ancient entertainment art form in existence for at least 2000 years, beginning Read More…

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Patriot’s Day, Lantern Ceremony and Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride Re-enactment

Although the focus was on the big race on the other side of town, the North End kept up its annual Patriot’s Day traditions with Old North’s Lantern Ceremony and the National Lancers re-enactment of the Paul Revere’s midnight ride departing from the Prado on Hanover Street. The Patriot’s Day parade from City Hall apparently Read More…

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2013 Lantern Ceremony Keynote Address by Dr. Jill Lepore, Harvard University and New Yorker Magazine [Video]

The 238th Lantern Ceremony was held at Old North Church on the eve of Patriots’ Day, April 14, 2013, in Boston’s North End. Featured in this video is the keynote address by Dr. Jill Lepore, Professor of American History at Harvard University and contributor to the New Yorker magazine. Dr. Lepore is introduced by the Vicar of the Read More…

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“Paul Revere’s Ride” – Read by WCVB-TV Anchor Pam Cross & More From 238th Lantern Ceremony

The 238th Lantern Ceremony was held at Old North Church on the eve of Patriots’ Day,  April 14, 2013, in Boston’s North End. Featured in this video with timeline: 00:00 – Excerpts from Paul Revere’s Letter to Jeremy Belknap – The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, Richard James Stewart 05:20 – “Land of the Read More…

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Patriot’s Day Parade, Re-enactment & Wreath Laying in the North End

The Patriot’s Day 2011 Parade came to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) in the North End where a re-enactment was held of Paul Revere’s midnight ride on April 18, 1775. This year’s rider was from the Massachusetts National Lancers is MSG. Paul Tobin as Paul Revere. After the re-enactment, a wreath was laid at the Read More…