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Best of Concord Guide

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Concord
Concord is a city steeped in the history of the sword and the pen. The site of the historic Battle of Lexington and Concord, the city provided the setting for the initiation of the American War of Independence, honored at Minute Man National Historical Park. Concord's literary history is at least as rich. It was here where Thoreau penned Walden, inspired by the kettle pond of the same name, where Emerson philosophized on Self-Reliance and where Louisa May Alcott introduced her Little Women.

All things to do » Things to do

Orchard House
Orchard House
House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."
Attraction type: Historic Sites; History Museums
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North Bridge
North Bridge
The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the Revolutionary War, was fired from this spot.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Bridges
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Minute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park
The more than 900 acres of this national park run along the route of the battle of Lexington and Concord.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Battlefields; National Parks
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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Walden Pond
Walden Pond
In order to preserve the natural environment, visitors are limited at this site, where Thoreau wrote his famous essays.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water; Historic Sites; State Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

80 Thoreau
80 Thoreau
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Concord
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Reasons to be Cheerful
Reasons to be Cheerful
Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Concord
Cuisines: Ice Cream
The Concord Cheese Shop
The Concord Cheese Shop
Ranked #3 of 45 Restaurants in Concord
Cuisines: Eclectic, Sandwiches
Trails End Cafe
Trails End Cafe
Ranked #4 of 45 Restaurants in Concord
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Nashoba Brook Bakery
Nashoba Brook Bakery
Ranked #5 of 45 Restaurants in Concord
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bakery

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hawthorne Inn
Hawthorne Inn
$95 - $245
Ranked #1 of 3 Concord B&B and Inns

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

BEST WESTERN PLUS Chelmsford Inn
3.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chelmsford Inn
$99 - $139
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Chelmsford
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Courtyard by Marriott Boston Billerica / Bedford
3.0 of 5
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Billerica / Bedford
$96 - $281
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Billerica
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

North Bridge Inn
North Bridge Inn
$165 - $235
Ranked #2 of 3 Concord B&B and Inns
BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord
$128 - $182
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Concord
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Doubletree Hotel Boston/Bedford Glen
3.5 of 5
Doubletree Hotel Boston/Bedford Glen
$106 - $222
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Bedford
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel
$234 - $568
Ranked #1 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
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The Inn at Hastings Park
4.0 of 5
The Inn at Hastings Park
$279 - $473
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Lexington
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Charles Hotel
4.0 of 5
Charles Hotel
$284 - $716
Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
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