How well do you know Concord Visitor Center?

Maybe you’re planning on visiting Concord. Or maybe you live in Concord or somewhere nearby in New England. What’s the first place you should visit in the town? The Minuteman Park? North Bridge? Orchard House? Definitely you should check all these boxes. Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 254 decimal. Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 254 decimal. Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 254 decimal.  But the first place you should stop at is the Concord Visitor Center,  58 Main St, Concord. And why? Let’s count the reasons:

  1. Bathrooms – clean, free and open. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Let’s face it, nature calls all of us, and now you know where to go.

  2. Friendly neighborly face: The Concord Visitor Center is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and the guide behind the desk is ready to answer questions, guide you to the right place, and tell you the trolley schedule. Come and meet David, Sandy, Bonnie, and all the rest. Wondering if the North Bridge is close enough to walk to? What restaurants offer take out? They’ve got the answers.

  3. Speaking of trolley, the Concord Visitor Center is one of the top trolley stops for the hop on-hop off Concord trolley, which is **free**(!!) Start your car-free tour of Concord on the trolley right behind the visitor center.

  4. If you’d rather get a little exercise, I’m right there with you. That’s when you can rent a bike and ride around town. These include adaptive bikes. Use code FREE2 on the Movatic App  and your first 2 hours are on us.
  5. Speaking of exercise, the Concord Visitor Center walking tours also start at the visitor center. Our 1 p.m. Historic Walking Tour is an excellent introduction to the town and is led by experienced certified guides. Register here. 
  6. Not everyone is into maps and brochures but I know I am. Sure, I have an iPhone (13 plus, too, not to brag) but I still like an old-fashioned map or brochure to grab and look at. Did you know that the visitor center has an entire rack of maps and brochures, plus more inside upon request. Need to know about the bike trail? Want info about West Concord? Grab some literature.
  7. Benches and picnic tables: Want a place to eat your lunch from Main Street Cafe? Or just sit and rest your weary feet? The visitor center has both benches and picnic tables, no questions asked. Just come and sit.
  8. Some view drinking fountains as an anachronism, I mean, who needs them when there’s bottled water. But exactly the point:  the environmental impact of disposable plastic bottles threatens to overwhelm our landfills, so use the drinking fountain behind the visitor center for hydration instead.
  9. Buy a souvenir: There are lots of places to buy memorabilia (including Revolutionary Concord, “the shop heard around the world”) to remember your trip to Concord, but did you know the Concord Visitor Center is one of them? I especially love the T-shirts: “I came, I saw, I Concord.”
  10. Air conditioning (or heat, whatever the season might be.) If you need a break from the heat – or cold), come on in.

But where exactly is the visitor center? It’s right on Main Street, between the Bank of America ATM and Middlesex Savings Bank. Look for the green sign, and follow the paved path down toe the brick building. There’s parking right behind the visitor center, and it’s conveniently located in the center of town.

Read this Google review: The Concord Visitor Center is must on your first, second and following visits to Concord. They are welcoming and helpful. He were lucky to have Peter giving us the tour. He was the best host, knowledgeable, funny and full of hidden maps and visuals to make us picture the actual revolution as it was live! Plus- fresh water and clean restrooms are complimentary.

It’s time for you to come, see, and Concord. We can’t wait to meet you!

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