Concord, Massachusetts

Concord is a town northwest of Boston, Massachusetts. It’s known for the American Revolutionary War sites in Minute Man National Historical Park. A key battle took place at the North Bridge and is commemorated by Daniel Chester French’s Minute Man statue. In the 1800s, Transcendentalist poet Ralph Waldo Emerson drafted his essay “Nature” at the Old Manse. He and writer Henry David Thoreau also frequented Walden Pond.

Walden Pond State Reservation offers swimming, canoeing and wooded trails. Concord’s literary landmarks include The Wayside, a colonial house that was home, sequentially, to writers Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Sidney. Alcott later lived in adjacent Orchard House, which inspired the setting of her book “Little Women” and retains many family furnishings. The graves of Hawthorne, Alcott, Emerson and Thoreau are at Authors Ridge, in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Literary and Revolutionary War artifacts are on display at the Concord Museum. The town center, with its quaint Main Street, is known for its restaurants.

When to visit

Concord is a year-round destination. A popular time to visit is during the warm summer months (Jun–Aug) for outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing and swimming. Vivid foliage draws visitors in fall (Oct–early Nov). Winter (Dec–Feb) is cold and often snowy. Patriots’ Day (Apr) marks the first battles of the American Revolution with Minute Men marches and re-enactments in Concord and neighboring Lexington. Some historic sites, like The Wayside, are open only in the warmer months (varies) and/or a few days of the week.

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Directions: Concord Mass Bed & Breakfast Inn

North Bridge Inn is located at: 21 Monument Street in Concord, MA … approximately 35 miles west of Boston. Easily accessible from the Mass Turnpike, Interstate 95 and Route 495. See detailed directions below.

Directions from Logan Airport
Leave the airport and follow signs for the Summer Tunnel. Once through the tunnel, keep right for Route 93 North. Continue north to Interstate 95/Route 128. Take the exit for Route 95/128 South. Continue south to Route 2 West (Exit 29B). Follow Route 2 West to Exit 50. At bottom of ramp, proceed straight through lights onto Cambridge Turnpike. Continue on Cambridge Turnpike to Lexington Road (Emerson House will be on your left) and turn left onto Lexington Road. Once in the town center, continue straight along the town green (Monument Square). Turn right onto Monument Street. The North Bridge Inn will be the second building on your left. Gray building, red door on side.

Directions from the Mass Turnpike
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Interstate 95/Route 128 North. Continue north to Route 2 West (Exit 29B). Follow Route 2 West to Exit 50. At bottom of ramp, proceed straight through lights onto Cambridge Turnpike. Continue on Cambridge Turnpike to Lexington Road (Emerson House will be on your left) and turn left onto Lexington Road. Once in the town center, continue straight along the town green (Monument Square). Turn right onto Monument Street. The North Bridge Inn will be the second building on your left. Gray building, red door on the side.

Directions from Route 495
Route 495 to Route 2 East. At the first set of lights AFTER the Concord Rotary, take a left and follow the signs to Concord center. Proceed down Main Street, bear left around the flag pole and head down the town green (Monument Square). Turn right onto Monument Street. The North Bridge Inn will be the second building on your left. Gray building, red door on side.

Wonderful accommodations in Concord. My husband and I recently stayed at the North Bridge Inn for two nights. We occupied the Thoreau suite, which was spacious, comfortable, and immaculate. We had a king-sized bed, a sitting area with a table and two chairs, a desk area with one chair, and another chair near the bed. The bathroom was clean and the shower seemed new. We enjoyed the hot breakfasts, especially the French toast made with cinnamon bread. Parking was not a problem. Best of all was the location, right in the heart of Concord. We were able to walk almost everywhere: to the Concord Museum, the Louisa May Alcott house, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. We walked to dinner on both nights. Concord is a lovely town with loads of history. Visit it, and stay at the North Bridge Inn for a delightful time.– Charlene, Trip Advisor