Programs and Events
Stories In Stone
Fridays through October, 10:30 AM, starting from Buckman Tavern
Visit over three centuries of Lexington's past on a walking tour of the historic Old Burying Ground. From skulls and crossbones, to willow trees and urns, this is the perfect place to the history of how our ancestors grappled with the concept of death through beautiful artwork. Discover how mortuary art has changed over time here, and meet some of Lexington's most famous inhabitants along the way.
$5/adult, 16 & under FREE. Buy tickets at Buckman Tavern.
Please note, this tour involves crossing busy streets as well as walking and standing on uneven, unshaded ground. Sturdy shoes and sunscreen are recommended.
Declaring Independence: Then and Now
Thursday, July 4, 7 PM, at the Depot
Our annual 4th of July event once again features a collaboration with Freedom's Way - hear the story of the Declaration of Independence from the perspective of our local towns. Local costumed reenactors will read and explain the Declaration in this dramatic performance, followed by a rebuttal from one of His Majesty's representatives. Narrated by Dr. William Fowler, History Professor Emeritus at Northeastern University.
Rounding out the night is a performance by our Lexington Historical Society Colonial Singers. Sing along to your favorite early American patriotic songs like Yankee Doodle, and learn a few more. Free ice cream will also be provided!
Free and open to the public!
Wine and beer at our events is generously donated by Busa Wine and Spirits.