On the 248th Anniversary of the birth of a new nation, commemorate the "Shot Heard Round the World" and the first battles of the American Revolution in Concord & Lexington. Our complete guide to the reenactments and celebrations of April 19, 1775 are indispensable if you are planning a visit to Concord this year.
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Concord's beloved Louisa May Alcott will be heartily celebrated this Spring, with a decennial collaboration between The Concord Players and Orchard House that culminates in a musical presentation of the play Little Women. Learn about the long history that connects these two Concord institutions in "It's a Little Women Spring!" and join us in celebrating this extraordinary author!
The legendary Dr. Jane Goodall came to the Thoreau Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts in 2022 to receive the Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing. Discover Concord was deeply honored to speak with her about her inspirational accomplishments in the study, understanding, and protection of non-human animals, nature, and our planet. Read about her amazing message of hope in this feature article.
Meet legendary Don Henley, founding member of the legendary band The Eagles and passionate conservationist. Learn what moved this dynamic man to help protect Walden Woods and the legacy of Henry David Thoreau.
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.
Discover the world of Gregory Maguire - author of Wicked and more than 30 children's books and adult novels - and Andrew Newman - whose art graces the walls of galleries in North America and across Europe.
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."
The writings of Henry David Thoreau - and the beautiful town of Concord where he lived - have fascinated people around the world for nearly a century. For Kara - who is legally blind - visiting Concord was a dream come true. Share in her amazing story here.
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.
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.
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.