Boston's Western Suburbs attractions

Top Choice Park in Lexington

Minute Man National Historic Park

The route that British troops followed to Concord has been designated the Minute Man National Historic Park. The visitor center at the eastern end of the park shows an informative multimedia presentation depicting P…
Top Choice Museum in Boston's Western Suburbs

DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

The magical DeCordova Sculpture Park encompasses 35 acres of green hills, providing a spectacular natural environment for a constantly changing exhibit of outdoor artwork. As many as 75 pieces are on display at any …
Top Choice Cemetery in Concord

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

This is the final resting place for the most famous Concordians. Though the entrance is only a block east of Monument Sq, the most interesting part, Authors’ Ridge, is a 15-minute walk along Bedford St. Henry David …
Top Choice Historic Site in Concord

Old North Bridge

A half-mile north of Monument Sq in Concord center, the wooden span of Old North Bridge is the site of the ‘shot heard around the world’ (as Emerson wrote in his poem Concord Hymn). This is where enraged minutemen f…
State Park in Concord

Walden Pond

Henry David Thoreau took the naturalist beliefs of transcendentalism out of the realm of theory and into practice when he left the comforts of the town and built himself a rustic cabin on the shores of the pond. His…
Historic Site in Lowell

Lowell National Historic Park

The historic buildings in the city center – connected by the trolley and canal boats – constitute the national park, which gives a fascinating peek at the workings of a 19th-century industrial town. Stop first at th…
Museum in Concord

Concord Museum

Southeast of Monument Sq, Concord Museum brings the town’s diverse history under one roof. The museum’s prized possession is one of the ‘two if by sea’ lanterns that hung in the steeple of the Old North Church in Bo…
Museum in Lowell

Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Five blocks northeast of the visitors center, the Boott Cotton Mills Museum has exhibits that chronicle the rise and fall of the industrial revolution in Lowell, including technological changes, labor movements and …
Museum in Boston's Western Suburbs

Discovery Museum & Discovery Woods

This fabulous kids' spot offers a slew of newly imagined, immersive experiences focused on science. Even better, the new outdoor space offers many opportunities to climb, crawl, swing, spin and chill out in nature, …
Historic Site in Boston's Western Suburbs

Fruitlands Museums

Here is a beautifully landscaped, 210-acre property that was the site of Bronson Alcott's short-lived experiment in communal living. The original hillside farmhouse was used by Alcott and his utopian ‘Con-Sociate’ (…