Concord, Massachusetts is home of the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" and the beginning of the American Revolution. Literary legends Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathanial Hawthorne all made their home here. You can still visit the places that inspired so much of our country's history. Discover Concord will guide you to the fascinating history of this first inland settlement in New England. You'll also learn about the current people, places, and events that make Concord a great place to explore. Discover living history, national parks and hiking trails, charming shops and restaurants, gracious inns, and lots of family friendly things to see and do - all in the pages of this award-winning magazine.
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We look forward to sharing the very best of our town with you!
Share a moment with beloved American Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in this intimate interview at her Concord home. She enchants us with the fascinating life that she and her husband Dick Goodwin shared - and explains why Concord's "living history" inspires her work.
We invite you to read our newly-released Fall 2020 Issue. Delve into the two minds of the mysterious Nathanial Hawthorne. Live the excitement of April 19, 1775 through Stories from the Battle Road. Meet Concord's legendary Ralph Waldo Emerson. And get the latest information on where to shop, eat, and stay in Concord!
Plan your visit with this guide to where to shop, where to eat, and where to stay in Concord. Plus enjoy our walking map of Concord Center, Thoreau Depot, and West Concord neighborhoods. The maps include attractions, historic must-see sites, shops, restaurants, and more.
Concord is home to many women who helped shape our nation's history. Here we share the amazing stories of Sara Ripley, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, Helen Louisa Thoreau, and Lydia Jackson Emerson.
Concord's hidden architectural gem is a collection of mid-century homes. Learn about architects Marvin Goody, John Clancy, Carl Koch, William Berkes, and Robert Brownell - who introduced this unique style to Concord.
The fiery sermons of the Reverend William Emerson helped push Concordians to take up arms against the British regulars - earning him the title of "A Very Bad Subject of the Crown."
Elizabeth Peabody was a fascinating woman. She founded a publishing house and was a friend to the Transcendentalists. But she was unlucky in love - losing a beau not once, but twice, to her more fortunate sisters.
We can all support the town we love by shopping locally as much as possible through the COVID-19 crisis. Please help our amazing shops and restaurants!
From now through October 20th, there is a shopping challenge called the "Fall in Love with Concord Shopping Event". Download a passport and get shopping! Fill in 10 stamps on your passport, turn in your form to the Visitor Center, and be entered to win great prizes! There is a weekly drawing PLUS a grand prize drawing with gift cards ranging from $25 to $100 - there's even a grand prize drawing on October 20th! Supporting our local businesses is so easy - and a fun activity for the fall.
Buy a gift card, order take out, or contact your favorite shop to order something special to be delivered to you or a loved one. Support them now, so they will be there for years to come. #ConcordTogether
Learn more about Concord Businesses in our "Virtual Visit" section.
Or stay on top of specials and fun ways to help by visiting the Concord Together Facebook page.