A recreated unit of the American War of Independence
Col. Bailey's 2nd Massachusetts Regiment
We are dedicated to actively preserving the heritage of the United States of America through living history. Come with us into the 18th century...
The best way to learn about what we do is to visit us at an event!
Saturday, April 15,2023
Patriot's Day - Battle Road Events - Lexington, MA
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Gore Place - Waltham, MA
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Colonial Militia Training Day - Hudson, MA
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WHAT IS THE 2ND MASS?
Founded in 1974, we strive to preserve America's unique heritage through extensive research and first-hand experience, recreating the life and events of the American Revolutionary War period (1775 - 1783).
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EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE...
The 2nd Mass provides parade and special honor guard presence at paid events throughout New England each year. We specialize in providing impressions of Civilian Militia (1770-1775), Continental Army (1777-1783) and Civilian Professions (1770-1783).
WE DO OUR HOMEWORK
As living historians, we strive to accurately represent (to the best of our ability) and honor the memory of those who lived through and participated in the events leading to our nation’s independence here in Massachusetts and throughout New England.
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WHO ARE THE 2ND MASS MEMBERS?
Our members include men, women & children of all ages and from many walks of life. Some participate for the historic nature of our events and the escape from 21s- century life. Others, for the close personal connections that are forged over the years and miles. Some families are going into their 4th generation of new members!
ARE YOU GOING TO EAT THAT?
By researching historic foodways, we strive to preserve a taste of the past. During weekend events, you'll find us cooking simple meals over an open fire near our camp, using the same skills our forefathers did out of necessity.
A fun project we did while filming for the 2021 Virtual Patriots' Day...
ALL ARE WELCOME HERE
While Col. Bailey's 2nd Massachusetts Regiment strives for historical accuracy in its portrayal of 18th century life, it does NOT do so at the expense of racial, cultural, or gender inclusion. Our authenticity comes from the clothing and uniforms we wear, the activities we engage in, and the historical knowledge of our members. ALL are welcome here.