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Paul Revere’s Landing

Boston National Historical Park

 

—Charleston Navy Yard —

 
Paul Revere’s Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Paul Revere’s Landing Marker
Inscription. On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere set out to warn of the march of British troops on Lexington and Concord. He departed Boston by water, was rowed to Charleston, and landed near here. Walking the short distance into town, Revere borrowed a horse and then rode into the countryside.

When Revere reached Lexington, he cautioned patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock of the impending danger. Revere then rode towards Concord to ensure that patriot arms and gunpowder stored there were safely hidden.

Along his route, Revere alerted other riders who fanned out into the countryside to warn patriot militias of the British advance. On April 19, patriot militiamen clashed with British Regulars in Lexington and Concord, the first major conflicts of the American Revolution.

This wayside was made possible by: The Paul Revere Memorial Association and Friends of City Square Park.
 
Erected by Boston National Historical Park.
 
Location. 42° 22.35′ N, 71° 3.446′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Constitution Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the Charleston Navy Yard, near the USS Constitution. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Paul Revere Markers in Boston Nat'l Historic Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Paul Revere Markers in Boston Nat'l Historic Park
Two markers pertaining to Paul Revere are found at this location in the Charleston Navy Yard.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Revere (here, next to this marker); USS Constitution (a few steps from this marker); Gate One, Charlestown Navy Yard (a few steps from this marker); "A state of perfect chaos" (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Wharves (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlestown Navy Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Bunker Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Leyte (CV-32) (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of Paul Revere being rowed across the Charles River towards the site of the marker. It has the caption “Two friends rowed Revere across the Charles River. Despite the light of a rising moon, they managed to elude the night watch of the HMS Somerset, anchored a short distance upstream.” The bottom left of the marker contains a Revere engraving, courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society, of a view from the Charleston Battery. Beside this is the caption “Paul Revere landed near Charleston Battery, a small fort that commanded the mouth of the Charles River. You are standing just to the east of its site. To the left is an engraving by Revere (c. 1762) that shows Boston’s North Battery and, in the background,
Markers in Charleston Navy Yard Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Markers in Charleston Navy Yard
The USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") can be seen in the background of the photo, behind the markers.
the Charleston Battery flying a flag.” The marker’s bottom right features a map of the likely route of Revere’s crossing of the Charles River (see below).
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Paul Revere. The American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Text of the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (Submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Map of Paul Revere’s Likely Route Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Map of Paul Revere’s Likely Route
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,129 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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