Visitor Center

Concord Visitor Center

Info

58 Main St. Concord, MA 01742

978.318.3061

https://concordma.gov/VisitorCenter

Hours

The Visitor Center is open Friday-Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Tourism Manager is available all year long at 978.287.1064

Public Bathrooms are open Daily 7am to 7pm all year long

58 Main St, Concord, MA 01742, USA

Walking Tour Schedule

Historic Tour of Concord

Walking tours depart the Concord Visitor Center at 1:00PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 22. 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.

Reservations are not required before November 22, but we do recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour to purchase your tickets.2

Private tours are available year-round by calling 978-287-1064 or email visitors@concordma.gov to request your date and time.  Tours leave the Concord Visitor Center located at 58 Main Street Concord, MA, rain or shine.

Adults (13+)  $15

Youth (12 and under) $12

Senior Citizens (65+) $12

Old Hill Burying Ground

Three Cemeteries Walking Tour

Hear the voices of the silent stones in Concord’s cemeteries on this 90-minute tour. Scenic, wooded Sleepy Hollow is the most famous, with highlights including the magnificent Melvin Memorial and the graves of Concord’s literary giants: Alcott, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Emerson. The Hill Burying Ground and the South Burying Ground are the resting places of Revolutionary War heroes and their ancestors back to the 1600s—and one stone tells the story of an enslaved Concordian who won his emancipation and lived here as a free man.

Private tours are available year-round by calling 978-287-1064 or email visitors@concordma.gov to request your date and time. Please note that this tour covers approximately 1.5 miles over uneven and steep surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Tours depart from the Visitor Center at 58 Main Street, Concord, MA.

 

Orchard House

Little Women Tour

This 90 minute tour features Louisa May Alcott in her starring role in Concord History.  Guests will depart the Visitor Center and walk through Downtown Concord, learning about Louisa’s role as a suffragette and continue to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’s Author’s Ridge, where Louisa and many other famous authors are buried.

Adults (13+) $15
Youth (12 and under) $12
Senior Citizens (65+) $12

Private tours are available year-round by calling 978-287-1064 or email visitors@concordma.gov to request your date and time.

 

Historic Tours of Concord for Families

Are you looking for extra enrichment for your children while they are home from school due to the pandemic?  Gather some of their friends and sign up for a child-friendly, engaging historic tour of Concord.  The Concord Museum and The Concord Visitor Center are teaming up to offer children exciting and fun opportunities to learn about history while attending to all COVID 19 protocols.

Concord 101 Walking Tour  

This engaging 45 minute walking tour is deigned to make the history of Downtown Concord come alive for elementary-aged children.  Learn about everything from the indigenous people who populated Concord to a notorious bank robbery on the Milldam.  We will explore sites such as the Old Hill Burying Ground and the original schoolhouse where Henry David Thoreau taught.

<1 mile walk, flat terrain with one steep hill, rain or shine

Private tours are available year-round by calling 978-287-1064 or email visitors@concordma.gov to request your date and time.

Center of Revolution Walking Tour

The Concord Museum is offering our popular Revolutionary Walking Tour to small groups this fall!  Take the short walk from the center of town to the Old North Bridge.  Learn about the dramatic events leading up to April 19, 1774 and what really happened during the first battle of the American Revolution.  Get up close to the monuments at the Bridge and the center of town and discover the stories behind them.

1-1.5 hours, 1 mile walk, mostly flat terrain, rain or shine

To book contact grouptours@concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763

Pricing:  Adults, Seniors and college Students:  $15.00     Youths (6-17):  $12.00

African American History Bike Tour

African-American History of Concord Bike Tour This 90 minute (about 5 miles) bike tour highlights African-American history by exploring slavery, the first generation of freed African-Americans and Abolitionism in Concord.  Guests will bike to the Robbins House, John Jack’s Grave and various houses that were part of the Underground Railroad.

This tour was originally developed for the Concord Museum. Information on their current exhibits and hours, please visit www.concordmuseum.org

Tours depart from the Visitor Center.    Bring your own bike, lock and helmet.

Private tours are available year-round by calling 978-287-1064 or email visitors@concordma.gov to request your date and time.