Route: Paul Revere's Midnight Ride (MA)

Submitted by Justin Pytka on Sat, 11/21/2020 - 08:51am
Location
Massachusetts, US
Distance
17.41 mi
Vertical Gain
733 ft
Description

Recreate the daring midnight ride that Paul Revere made on the evening of April 18th, 1775 as he rode north from Boston to notify local officials that British troops were planning to march to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock.

This 17.4 mile route is perfect for history buffs and fans of urban running as it passes from his home in Boston’s North End (now the Paul Revere House Museum), past various historical sites in Charlestown, Medford (the Isaac Hall House where he notified the local militia of the troop movement), Arlington, and Lexington (the Hancock-Clarke House where he met with Adams and Hancock). 

The historical marker for his capture in Minute Man National Historical Park in Lexington, MA (site of the opening battle in the Revolutionary War) marks the end of this historical route. Recreating the capture at the marker is optional but encouraged!
The route follows the official “Recreate The Ride” car route recommended by the Paul Revere House and documented fully here: https://www.paulreverehouse.org/recreate-the-ride/.

GPS Track