Before Your Visit

Plan Your Day

There is a lot to see and do in Concord so think about your itinerary ahead of time. It is important to know that many historical sites change their visitor hours depending on the season so it is important to “know before you go.” The Visitor Center staff are happy to assist in your planning and can be reached by calling 978-318-3160 or by emailing Visitors@concordma.gov. Visit our itineraries page for ideas on where to go.

Walking Tours
Want to learn more about the Town and it’s history? We recommend you start with a 75 minute walking tour from the Concord Visitor Center. Tours leave at 1:00P daily.

House Tours
There are multiple historical houses to visit in Concord including the Old Manse, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s House, Orchard House, and The Wayside. Visit their websites for dates and times they are open as well as costs to visit.

Interactive Experiences
Running into historical figures is common in Concord. Minutemen and Redcoats commonly visit the National Park and are always happy to answer questions and take pictures. Be sure to post your photos on social media and tag @VisitConcordMA.

Learn More

Discover Concord Magazine

Living Concord website

Notable People

Getting Around

Walk or Ride
Historic Concord is a walkable/bikeable town so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Most popular sites are less than 1 mile from each other and can be accessed by renting one of our Minuteman Bike Share bikes or by hoping on our trolley. Visit our transportation and directions page to learn more.

Parking
Parking is free at the Concord Visitor Center and at the Minute Man National Historic Park parking lots. Spots do fill fast, get here early!

You Should Know

Plastic Water Bottle Ban
Concord does not sell single use water bottles so we recommend purchasing a reusable water bottle when you get to Town. There are multiple locations downtown for you to fill up your bottles including at the Concord Visitor Center.

Free Sunscreen
The Town of Concord is proud to partner with the Practice Safe Skin program to provide free sunscreen for all. This program is provided by IMPACT Melanoma with support from Emerson Hospital.  A sunscreen dispenser is located outside the Visitor Center at 58 Main Street.

Reusable Bags
Single-use checkout bags have been banned in Concord since 2016. Bring a reusable bag with you or pick one up at one of our fabulous shops.

Trash and Recycling Containers
Help us keep Concord clean by using the trash and recycling receptacles located on sidewalks throughout the town.

Public Restrooms
There are free public restrooms located at the Visitor Center, 58 Main Street,  as well as at the Minuteman National Park.

Dining Reservations
Concord offers a variety of restaurants and cafes to satisfy all pallets. Many places welcome walk in diners but we do recommend a dinner reservation if you are spending the evening with us. Visit our Eat page to learn more about your options.

Plastic Ban

No Plastic Bottle