Minute Man National Historical Park Boundary Study
The boundary study presents two alternatives—1) Alternative 1: No Action; and 2) Alternative 2: Adjust the Boundary to Preserve Barrett's Farm and the Area around the Joshua Brooks House. Alternative 2 meets criteria for boundary expansions published in National Park Service Management Policies 2006 (Section 3.5). This alternative would expand the park boundary and permit acquisition of Barrett's Farm and other identified parcels as well as development of general agreements for landscape preservation with surrounding properties. This alternative also would permit development of a general agreement or possible acquisition for part or all of the parcel at 37 North Great Road, at Elm Brook and the Joshua Brooks House, in Lincoln, MA.
Superintendent Nancy Nelson
Minute Man National Historical Park
174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742
This study considers expanding the boundary of Minute Man NHP. The boundary study evaluates inclusion of Colonel James Barrett's Farm House, 448 Barrett's Mill Road, Concord, MA, as well as abutting properties that once were part of the original farm. Colonel Barrett's Farm was a hiding place for military stores hidden by the colonists that British troops were trying to seize in an action that precipitated the Revolutionary War. The study also examines inclusion of 37 North Great Road (Battle Road), which is a property contiguous to Minute Man NHP and the Battle Road, in Lincoln, MA (behind the historic Joshua Brooks House).