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 978-318-3061 or by emailing Visit our itineraries page for ideas on where to go.

Concord Visitor Center

Walking Tours

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


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.

Music Theatre & Arts

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.

Getting Around

The Town of Concord is approximately 20 miles west of Boston and is easily accessible from Route 495 or Route 128/I95, via Route 2.


The Visitor Center is located at 58 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742. Free parking is available behind the building.


Coming from Boston

Take the Red Line train to the Porter Square stop. At Porter Square, take the outbound Fitchburg commuter rail to Concord station. Additionally, you may take the Fitchburg commuter rail from North Station. Continue on the commuter rail to the next stop to visit our West Concord station. The Concord Visitor Center is about a 1 mile walk from the Concord station.

Coming from the West

Take the inbound commuter rail to Concord or West Concord station.


Concord has parking available throughout town including free lots and metered street parking. For places to park and parking restrictions, please visit the Town’s parking page.
The Bike Share is back for 2023 – come ride with us and our partner town, Acton!

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT)

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail extends from Lowell to Concord with another connection to Sudbury under construction. The trail will then lead all the way to Framingham!

Click  to view a map of the rail trail to plan your trip.
Concord Center Bike Share

Located directly behind the Visitor Center at 58 Main Street, the Concord Center location provides great access to the Minute Man National Historical Park, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, the Orchard House and much more!
West Concord, BFRT Bike Share

This Minute Man Bike Share location is conveniently located on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT) just before the bridge over the Nashoba Brook near the West Concord MBTA Commuter Rail stop, near shops, restaurants, and more!
East Acton Village, BFRT Bike Share (Coming soon!)

This Minute Man Bike Share location is conveniently located on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT) in the heart of the East Acton Village near shops, restaurants, and more!

Brook Street Bike Share (Coming soon!)

This Minute Man Bike Share location is conveniently located on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT) at Brook Street, behind Donelan’s Supermarket. This location is close to various shops, restaurants, and a short distance from Nara Park, a favorite for swimming, playing, and family time.

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.

Delivery Services

Send your packages and mail through the Concord Post Office, the UPS store, or FedEx.

Emergency Services

Call 911 in case of an emergency. Concord Fire and Concord Police provide rapid and effective fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.


Emerson Hospital is a regional medical center that provides a wide range of medical services, with a main campus in Concord. Walk-in clinics are available throughout the community.

Health Club

The Beede Center Swim and Fitness offers day passes for visitors and memberships which allow access to the pools, fitness rooms and fitness studio.

Contact the Concord Visitor Center for help planning your trip. Call 978-318-3061 or email