Originally known by its Algonquian name “Musketaquid,” or “grassy plain,” Concord, Massachusetts offers travelers through land and time a sanctuary of rich literary history and the splendor of its distinguished landmarks. Transcend yourself with a walk along Walden Pond and pay a visit to some of the country’s greatest thinkers at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Feeling inspired? A quick perusal through the Barrow Bookstore or the Free Public Library may be just the thing on the road to establishing Concord’s next big creative!
LocationA town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
DistanceJust a 45 minute drive from Boston
Getting HereFollow MA-2 W to Walden St in Concord
Concord, MA —
The Historical Beauty of Concord
There is no place where my husband and I would rather live than Concord, Massachusetts. Its rich history, physical beauty, cultural offerings and charming shops make it a popular destination for tourists. These same treasures, along with excellent schools, public transportation and two thriving downtowns make it especially attractive to those who are looking for a unique place to call home.
Lake Boon in Stow & Hudson, Massachusetts
Looking for the joy and serenity of year-round waterfront living just 40 minutes from Boston? Look no further than the hidden suburban gem, Lake Boon. A summer haven in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, gentrification has created a community of like-minded residents who enjoy boating, swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, snowmobiling, fishing, cross-country skiing, hockey, and ice skating.
Bringing History to Life
Concord holds a revered place in American history as the site of the American Revolution. By the mid-nineteenth century, Concord developed into a remarkably rich literary reputation through the published works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry David Thoreau, all whose homes are preserved in modern-day Concord. Concord welcomes thousands of people per year flocking to our town to celebrate its rich American and literary history. Every year on Patriots Day, there are fascinating and exciting reenactments and events culminating in a festive parade through town. Concord really brings the history alive and is a wonderful place to visit at any age.