Save Our Heritage

Protecting the Birthplace of the American Revolution,

the cradle of the Environmental Movement,

and the Home of the American Literary Renaissance

Barrett's Farm Restoration 

A Save Our Heritage Project

Barrett's Farm was the destination of the British raid that started the Revolution. The old building was slated for destruction when, with the help of our supporters, Save Our Heritage acquired and saved the building, and with careful planning restored the building and site to the time of the revolution. With the help of the late Senator Ted Kennedy and former Congressmen Marty Meehan and Niki Tsongas, we marshaled through a congressional act that allowed the site to be integrated into the Minute Man National Historical Park. The project, as documented below, required many different trade and crafts people over nearly a 10 year period. Today it is part of the park and open to the public periodically.

Historic Structures Report 

Historic Inventory and restoration plan

Historic Structures Appendix 

Historic research related to the people and building features related to the Barrett Farm at the time of the revolution.

Project Completion Report 

Detailed report on the restoration process and results

Archaeology Report

The field study of the site  

Descendants of Humphrey Barrett 

The extensive family tree of James Barrett's grandfather

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