By Reservation only: April 15 to November 1.
Time: Usually 2 to 4 P.M. on Saturday or Sunday.
However, other times can be pre-scheduled to meet the needs of different visitors groups.
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!
Meet on the front porch of the Colonial Inn in Concord Center, which is at the head of Monument Square at the junction of Lexington Road and Monument Street.
Map of Concord
Directions to Concord
The town of Concord is located about 20 miles west of Boston and off Route 2, and is close to Routes 128 and 495. There is also a train from North Station that brings you directly to Concord Center.
For more detailed instructions please call: (978) 287-0897
Our Licensed Concord Guides are knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic Concord area teachers, authors, historians, historic reanacters, and other professionals, eager to share with you Concord's unique historic, literary and natural heritage.
Highlights of Your Tour
Guided Walking Tours in Concord
"Stroll Through History Today!"
Walk where Concord was born; where huge glaciers helped form rivers, ponds, and hills over 20,000 years ago. Walk where Native Americans settled over 10,000 years ago, where the Sudbury and Assabet Rivers converge to form the Concord River. Native Americans called their village "Musketaquid" ("reedy river" in Algonquin).
Stroll through the early history of Concord. The town was founded in 1635 on a piece of land "6 myles square," bought from the Native Americans (in a treaty or "concord" or agreement) by Simon Willard, a merchant from Kent, England.
March to and cross over the North Bridge, where on April 19, 1775, Minute Men and militia from Concord and 27 neighboring Massachusetts villages and towns openly resisted British Army Regulars for the first time in history. This set in motion the American Revolution, which led to America's independence from England in 1783.
Saunter on the same Concord streets where in the mid-1800's some of America's most famous writers; Henry David Thoreau, Lousia May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller and their friends, strolled together. These Village streets are surprisingly little changed today, over 150 years later, due to Concordians' successful preservation efforts through many generations.
Learn about today's controversial battles to preserve Concord's unique natural and historic heritage, including Walden Pond and Woods, Estabrook Woods, the Concord River, The Mill Brook, Heywood Meadow, Great Meadows, Thoreau's Virginia Road birth place house, and Daniel Chester French's home and sculpture studio. The developmental needs of a "real life" town of 16,000 people must be constantly balanced with the need to preserve Concord's unique heritage. This continuos balancing act is often contentious, at times fruitless, sometimes successful, sometimes inspiring - but never dull!
Today's Concord still retains its small town atmosphere. Visitors can still stroll on the same Milldam (Main Street), little changed today from when Emerson and Thoreau sauntered here over 150 years ago and where British Regulars marched into Concord and from where they retreated back to Boston, pursued by the Patriot Militia and Minute Men in the "Running Skirmish" battle 225 years ago. Concord welcomes its visitors to share in its unique rich heritage and the beauty of its natural surroundings.
Concordians have a strong sense of history, as well as an active involvement in the present, coupled with an intense desire to meet the future creatively, as we enjoy the New Millenium together.
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