The Road to Boston

Massachusetts State Ceremonial March


Colonial house in Massachusetts

The Whipple House (in Ipswich, Massachusetts) was built in stages between the mid-1600s to the early 1700s; photo by Elizabeth Thomsen on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

The Road to Boston

Composer Unknown

The Road to Boston (composer unknown) has been the official ceremonial march of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1985.

Boston became known as "the hub" in the colonial period (for all roads led to or from it). This was especially true during 1775-76 when militia streamed there from throughout New England and other colonies in response to the Lexington-Concord alarm and the town's seige. Everyone, it seemed, was on the road to Boston, and this tune became one of the Revolution's most popular.



Old North State Fife and Drum plays "Road to Boston"