Farm Dating To Revolutionary War Added To Minute Man National Historical Park In Massachusetts

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A 300-year-old house and its surrounding farm have been restored and added to Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts, bringing to the park a Revolutionary War landmark.

The Barrett Farm long has been eyed for inclusion in the historical park. Restoration on the Barrett House, which dates to 1705, began eight years ago when Save Our Heritage, a non-profit preservation organization in the Bay State, acquired the farm and its 3.4 acres of land from the McGrath Family.

“It was a collaborative effort right from the start between Save Our Heritage, the town, the park, and the McGraths,” explained Neil Rasmussen, president of Save Our Heritage. “Our shared goal was to have Save Our Heritage restore the Col. James Barrett House and to eventually incorporate it into Minute Man Park so that visitors could experience it as living history. And that time has finally come.”...

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