Come Wander Through The Silent Stones

By Joe Palumbo
As the leaves begin to turn,  the fall breeze blows through the fields our thoughts turn to fall, and the golden afternoons and the crisp twilight.
Come join us for a special tour we have created just for this season. Our Town Guides have great stories and interesting facts you won’t find anywhere else.
Let’s just say our local guides “know people”  in town and will be able to show you and teach you about some hidden secrets you won’t find anywhere else.
This 90-minute twilight walking tour of old Concord town takes us down the venerable streets and byways hearing the voices of those who have come before while appreciating the silent stones, memorials, and buildings they have left behind. We trek up to the Old Hill Burying Ground home of both Puritan and  Revolutionary dead, and then amble our way through scenic, wooded Sleepy Hollow, a classic example of the Garden Cemetary Movement of the 19th century which romanticized death.  There we will wind our way through trees, hollows, and paths as we uncover stories of Concord’s townfolk who have passed on. Highlights include the final resting place of Concord’s literary families:  Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau whose memories and reflections on death and mortality always prove intriguing.
 So come join us in this special treat during this special time of year. Concord’s Autumn Twilight runs  every FRI, SAT, and SUN at 4 pm through Halloween.
Joe Palumbo,  born and raised in Concord on a farm along Battle Road works as an interpreter and tour guide here in town. He is focused on sharing both the well know and the lesser-known local narratives as we work to broaden the story of our town.
What is your favorite Concord haunt? Email us at visitors@concordma.gov

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