Welcome to Concord

Today, tall white church steeples rise above ancient oaks, elms and maples, giving Concord a stateliness that belies the revolutionary drama that occurred centuries ago. Indeed, it's easy to see how writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau and Louisa May Alcott found their inspiration here. Concord was also the home of famed sculptor Daniel Chester French (who went on to create the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC).

These days travelers can relive history in Concord. Patriots' Day is celebrated with gusto, and many significant literary sites are open for visitors.

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Concord activities

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour, with Lexington and Concord

Meet in Downtown Boston in the morning or arrange for pickup from your hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing! Throughout your 7-hour tour, you’ll see the Boston area’s main must-see sights while learning some fascinating history from your expert guide.Start with a drive by comfortable coach to neighboring Cambridge, where you'll drive by the campuses of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. See historic Harvard Yard before continuing on to the nearby town of Lexington, where you’ll stop to visit historic Cambridge Common and the Lexington Battle Green (formally Lexington Common), the site of the first shots of the American Revolutionary War. Your guide will entertain you with historical anecdotes as you obverse this US National Historic Landmark. Next, head to the town of Concord to see the Battle Road Trail, the route that Paul Revere took when he warned the Minutemen about the oncoming of British troops. You’ll also see the homes of novelist Louisa May Alcott and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, and stop by the notable Old North Bridge.Back in Boston, start your afternoon with 1.5 hours of free time at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market) to explore, shop and have lunch on your own. Then, hop back on the bus and begin your narrated sightseeing tour of Boston. View Beacon Hill’s 18th-century steeples and stately townhouses and explore the West End and North End neighborhoods. See the New England Aquarium from the outside, cruise through the Seaport District, view the site of the Boston Massacre, and stop to visit the USS Constitution, a wooden-hulled, masted ship named by President George Washington after the US Constitution. This is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat!See below for a full list of sights seen on your Boston sightseeing tour. At the end of the day, you’ll be taken back to your original departure point with a whole new appreciation for Boston.

$54 Cultural & Theme Tours

U.S. History Tour from Boston: Cambridge, Lexington, Concord

Pick up is offered from select Boston hotels (or meet us at the Transportation Building) in the morning for a quick drive over the Charles River to Cambridge, a city named in the honor of the University of Cambridge in England. This historic city is home to two of the world’s most prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Drive by Harvard Yard, a large grassy area adjacent to Harvard Square that constitutes the oldest part and center the Harvard University campus. Your guide will explain how this locale became a US National Historic Landmark.Nearby, you’ll see Cambridge Common, listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. This is public park is where George Washington took control of the Continental Army. Next, drive along Tory Row past the home of the famous poet and educator, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.Continue driving to the nearby town of Lexington, famous for being the site of the first shot of the Revolutionary War. You’ll see a variety of historical buildings, parks and monuments, most dating from colonial and Revolutionary times, on your drive through town.Hop off the coach at the Lexington Battle Green, formally known as the Lexington Common, for an up-close look at the site of the Battle of Lexington in 1642. Also a US National Historic Landmark, this field is fronted by a statue representing Captain John Parker, the leader of the Lexington minutemen. Hear about this man’s courageous efforts against 700 English soldiers as your guide conjures scenes from the Revolutionary War that happened on the very ground beneath your feet.Your tour continues with a drive along the Battle Road Trail, a 5.5-mile (9-km) pathway in Lexington, Lincoln and Concord that marks the path once trodden by British soldiers from Boston during the war. You’ll also follow the route that Paul Revere took as he warned the countryside that “the British are coming!”In Concord, journey past the homes of Gothic novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott -- author of Little Women -- and Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher.Finally, you'll make your way to the North Bridge, often called the Old North Bridge, where "the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard 'round the world.'" This is historical attraction was the site of the Battle of Concord; the current wooden pedestrian bridge is a replica of the one that stood on the day of the battle.After your historical tour, your guide will drive you back to the Transportation Building, leaving you with many new, fascinating insights on American history.

$42 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Revolutionary Story Tour: An Epic Walking Tour of Boston

OVERVIEW  This entirely original half-day walking tour provides a location by location and event by event retelling of the revolutionary story.  Be prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural adventure. You've heard of The Boston Massacre, Tea Party, The Battle of Bunker Hill, and The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: now imagine if instead of checking them off your list, you could follow it all chronologically, include new insights, and recapture the energy that invented AmericaAs a 15 year + local resident; holding degrees in History, Political Science, and Public Policy; with both good and bad experiences in (budget) travel, I'm uniquely positioned to combine local knowledge, academic expertise, and the ambitions of the curious traveler seeking a unique and comprehensive experience. It'll be equal parts humorous anecdotes, penetrating insights, and insider tips covering both a huge swath of the original city and the most formative event in American history.  All through one sustained story covering the founding of Boston to the declaring of Independence.WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT • Meet at City Hall Plaza.  Personal maps and optional audio receiver will be distributed so you're free to loiter at sights, take photos, and wander around without missing any of the story.  . • Sights include (but are hardly limited to) 12 out of 15 of the official Freedom Trail Locations:  Old Corner Book Store, Cobb's Hill, Old South Meeting House, King's Chapel, Granary Burying Ground, Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, Old City Hall, Old State House, and more!  PLUS hidden paths and back alley's well off the beaten path.        • Break & Entry into Faneuil Hall* • Discussions include: settling Boston, the personalities of the founding fathers, the Patriot cause, the British version of events, the cultural history of the North End, Paul Revere's Ride, Lexington & Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, and the formative effect of the Revolution on America's culture. • Finish at Christopher Columbus Park:  conveniently located between North End (food), Long Wharf (Ferry, Charlestown Shuttle), & Quincy Market (shopping)  WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING • Walking shoes.   • Camera • Weather appropriate clothing ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONConfirmation will be received at time of bookingTour operates in all conditions.  Please dress appropriately.  Not wheelchair accessibleChildren are allowed but this is not a "kids" version of events.    *Faneuil Hall is normally free to enter, although most walking tours simply walk by it.  Time permitting we will break to go inside, however, it is sometimes used for public functions and on occasion is not accessible.  

$58 Shore Excursions

Boston to Cambridge, Lexington, Concord: Shore Excursion Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Harvard University, Cambridge, MassachusettsSee Harvard University in Harvard Square.Stop At: Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MassachusettsVisit the "Old" North Bridge, that crosses over the Concord River, site of the first real battle of the Revolutionary Wary.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Cambridge Common, Cambridge, MassachusettsNational Historical landmark, a 16 acre park located within Harvard Square.Stop At: Lexington Green, Lexington, MassachusettsStand on the site where the Minutemen faced the British Regulars, learn more at the Visitor's Center and stop in Buckman's Tavern (circa 1704).Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Concord, MassachusettsVisit the home of author Louisa May Alcott, who wrote Little Women.Duration: 1 hour

$80 Day Trips & Excursions

Cambridge, Lexington, Concord Tour, plus Boston Trolley Tour

Take the trip from Boston to Cambridge, Lexington and Concord on your first day, and then use your Boston trolley pass the following day. Boston Trolley Tour Trolley departs from City Place at 8 Park Plaza, Boston.  Tours depart at 9:15am and 1:15pm. Sit back and relax on the full 3-hour loop, complete with live onboard narration and picture stops at Copley Square, Fenway and USS Constitution. Sites include the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Seaport District, the North End, the Site of the Boston Massacre, Beacon Hill, Copley Place and Rowes Wharf.

$89 Water Sports

Urban Whitewater Rafting at its Best just a half hour north of Boston

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productThis urban whitewater gem plunges over three major class III-IV rapids - Twisted Sister, Three Beauties, and The Middlesex Dam. When the water level is right, Three Beauties becomes an intensely fun surfing hole. Surfing involves paddling upstream into a wave or hole with the goal to fill the boat with water, splash the entire crew, or maybe even have the boat stand on end. We run this section twice on each Concord River rafting trip and welcome adventurous rafters 14 and older. Participants on this trip may be required to swim aggressively wearing a personal flotation device in rocky, fast whitewater.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Concord River, Concord, Massachusetts