Bedford’s History Update: The Bedford Minutemen

bedford-minutemen-smallSubmitted by the Bedford Historical Society

The Bedford Minutemen Company returning from Wilson Park after Pole Capping.

Bedford’s original Minutemen gathered at the Fitch Tavern, then operated by Jeremiah Fitch, before they marched off to the Battle of Concord on April 19, 1775. The Fitch Tavern still stands on the Great Road, opposite the police station.

This photo is brought to you courtesy of the Bedford Historical Society. The Society was created in 1893 and exists today to preserve Bedford’s history. Learn more about the Society at its web page, or on its Facebook page. Visit the Historical Society in its archives in the Bedford Police Station. Contact the Society by email at or call 781-275-7276 for hours or directions.

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