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ConcordUnited States of America

Nestled at the junction of two rivers, this pretty town has a rich history including the beginnings of American independence and several famous literary residents.

Founded in 1635 as a frontier settlement, Concord is most famous for being the site where the first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired in 1775. Beyond this, the town is also known for the many important writers who called its leafy streets home. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau all penned works here.

Look for numerous sites dedicated to the American Revolutionary War. To see the largest density of sites, visit the Minute Man National Historical Park just north of the city. Here you will find the Battle Road Trail and the famous North Bridge, which was stormed on the first day of battle in 1775. Plan your visit for April’s Patriot’s Day when the town hosts dramatic reenactments of the battles.

Turn to literary pursuits by visiting the homes of Concord’s many writers. Take a trip to Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, the setting of Little Women, or see where Emerson wrote his famous essay Nature. Visit the graves of these authors at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne are also buried.

Concord’s attractions aren’t all historic or literary, however. The town is surrounded by stunning wilderness areas. Enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, cycling and canoeing or simply drive out of town following one of the rivers to find a quiet spot for a picnic. If you want to spend time in warm outdoor weather, it’s best to plan to visit between April and October, as temperatures can be chilly outside of these months. Winter brings frequent snow flurries, providing opportunities for cross-country skiing.

In the evening, head out for a night of culture at one of Concord’s many theaters or sample exciting modern cuisine at one of the town’s excellent restaurants. You’ll find most of these, as well as several good quality hotels, close to the town center. Drive to Concord in about 30 minutes from Boston.

Top hotels in Concord

Best Western At Historic Concord
Best Western At Historic Concord
2.5 out of 5
740 Elm St, Concord, MA
The price is £54 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Concord Visitors Center, Old North Bridge and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. The Wayside ...

4.3/5Excellent! (991 reviews)
Not bad

"All was as expected.. clean rooms.. and quiet atmosphere. Could use some tech updates... usb charge ports... smart tv. Every room has a balcony which is perfect if you are a smoker... housekeeping does neglect that area of room.... just a quick sweep to remove old ash and spider webs. I would reccommend ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Best Western At Historic Concord
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Concord
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Concord
3 out of 5
320 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA
Free cancellation
The price is £97 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Situated in Concord, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Concord Visitors Center, Old North Bridge and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. The Wayside is 3.1 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (381 reviews)

"Looked almost new and updated, very clean, large rooms"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Concord
Concord's Colonial Inn
Concord's Colonial Inn
3 out of 5
48 Monument Square, Concord, MA
The price is £75 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Situated in the historical district, this historic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Concord Visitors Center and Old North Bridge. Louisa May Alcott's Orchard ...

4.1/5Very Good! (621 reviews)
Charming and Comfortable Inn in Scenic Spot

"The Inn was scrupulously clean throughout. Desk clerks were extremely friendly. the room was comfortable. It was a picture-perfect weekend for outdoor dining, which was handled well by the Inn."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Concord's Colonial Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Concord

Sonesta ES Suites Andover Boston
Sonesta ES Suites Andover Boston
3 out of 5
4 Tech Drive, Andover, MA
The price is £81 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Greycourt State Park, Methuen Memorial Music Hall and SMG Women's Health Lawrence. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (969 reviews)

"Hotel was good clean nice kind Desk workers nice and kind"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Andover Boston
Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
4 out of 5
8 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
The price is £160 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Located in Chinatown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Boston Opera House, The Freedom Trail and Boston Common. Emerson College and Tufts Medical ...

4.1/5Very Good! (194 reviews)

"I absolutely loved the place. From the house to the area and closeness to shopping centers. The security I checked in with initially was so kind and comforting it made the first night great. The second night however security was rude and not understanding. Still the place was great"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2020

Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
3 out of 5
11 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA
The price is £73 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Burlington Mall and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Encore ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,812 reviews)

"The lobby is very nice. Check in was efficient and the suite I booked looked as advertised."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Concord

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5 Nov 2019

Lovely town, great Main Street fantastic history.

4/5 - Good

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25 Oct 2019

Pretty, quaint, traditional little town with a lot of history. Beautiful countryside.

5/5 - Excellent

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25 Oct 2019

Beautiful small place with lots of historical places close by.

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