What's Happening

3.21.24

Author Talk: James Marcus, Glad to the Brink of Fear: A Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Author Talk: James Marcus, Glad to the Brink of Fear: A Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 PM at the Main Library…

Learn More

3.14.24

King Lear at Concord Free Public Library

King Lear Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 PM at the Main Library Register Join actors Stephen Collins and Poornima Kirby for this haunting, darkly funny…

Learn More

3.28.24

Teens and Parents: Meet Brainfuse!

Teens and Parents: Meet Brainfuse! Thursday, March 28 All Day at the Main Library Ages 11 to 19 and Parents We'll be doing a live…

Learn More

Celebrating 250 years of revolutionary greatness

Welcome to Concord, Massachusetts where America’s roots run deep. Explore the birthplace of American independence and imagination, the town that Thoreau called “most estimable place in all the world.” Concord’s fascinating past makes it a popular tourist destination, with TripAdvisor ranking it one of the Best Places to Visit. Discover the local charm and well preserved historic places that bring visitors from around the world. Here you can retrace the steps of Revolutionary War soldiers and literary greats and learn about how “the shot heard round the world” led to America’s independence. To experience Concord is to experience the American story.

Location and Size: 25.9 square miles, nestled just outside Boston.

Famous for: 

Trendiness – arts, antiques, historic and cultural district, entertainment, lectures, music, restaurants and bars.

Heritage – historic homes, national parks, museums, tours and adventure.

Outdoor life – family farms, hiking, biking, walking paths, and breathtaking natural beauty.

Why stay the night? Romantic fireside winters, spring gardens, fall leaf peeping and fall and spring harvests.

Women Of Concord Tour

Group Bus Tours

The Town of Concord offers tours to fit every group’s needs. Whether you live local or are visiting us from another region, we welcome you to experience Concord with a tour led by one of our certified guides. Small group, private and bus tours are available year round.  Tours can focus on Revolutionary History, Literary History, Little Women, cemeteries and more.

Walking Tours

Walking tours depart the Concord Visitor Center at 1:00P, daily. The 75 minute experience will introduce guests to the Downtown Concord area and will touch on Concord’s rich Revolutionary and Literary history while visiting sites such as The Milldam, Monument Square, The Old Hill Burial Ground and more.

Join us for the final chocolate tour of 2024 this Saturday! This twist on Concord’s classic tour is a 90-minute chocolate filled experience that will introduce guests to the downtown Concord area, while touching on the town’s revolutionary and literary history. 

Note: While this is the end of the scheduled weekly tours, private chocolate tours are available to book year-round via the Visit Concord MA website (linked in the bio).
Looking for a fun winter break activity for the whole family? Check out our amazing Family Walking Tours! Specifically designed for kids and adults alike, these tours will be offered daily during the week of February 19th.
Though the Visitor's Center is USUALLY closed during the winter season, school vacation week is an exciting exception. We will be open from 10AM to 3PM all week long, so feel free to come by!
Sign up today for the free walking tour, 
A Fight for Freedom: Patriots of Color Walking Tour Feb. 22, 1 p.m. 
Between twenty and forty colonists who fought along the Battle Road on April 19, 1775, were of African descent or Indigenous. In this 90 minute walking tour we will examine the known history and stories of these Patriots of Color who fought for freedom locally both during the American Revolution and beyond. In celebration of Black History Month the tour is being offered free of charge but space is limited so please register here:
https://visitconcord.org/visit/walking-tours/a-fight-for-freedom-patriots-of-color-walking-tour-feb-22-1-p-m/
Looking for a festive activity? Check out the "Romance at the Manse" Tour! Note: Tours are offered at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 on Friday and Saturday. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly advised.
Let your voice be heard at the school committee hearing this week!
Learn about the history of the Robbins House and the story of Ellen Garrison's journey from a school girl in Concord to her civil rights activism during reconstruction on Feb. 10, noon-1 p.m. at the Main Library, Concord.
This weekend, the service to and from the West Concord MBTA station will be temporarily suspended. For more details, see the diversion schedule here: https://cdn.mbta.com/sites/default/files/media/route_pdfs/2024-02-03-cr-fitchburg-line-weekend-diversion-schedule-effective-feb-3-and-4_0.pdf