Relive the American Revolution ...
It was in Lexington and Concord that the first shots of the Revolution were fired as
the farmers took a stand against British oppression. What began as a struggle between British authorities and the people of Massachusetts soon escalated into a war for
independence which lasted for more than eight years.
See the Lexington Green, then follow the Battle Road and see the Hartwell
Tavern and the Paul Revere Capture Site among other stops. History will come
alive as your guide relates to you the history and events of this time period. Your guide will take you to the North Bridge where the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired and to see the famous Minute Man Statue.
Concord is also known for its intellectual and literary history. Many homes of famous writers and philosophers who challenged the thinking of a nation are still standing, and within walking distance from one another near Concord Center. The Orchard House, home of Louisa May Alcott and Bronson Alcott, the Wayside known as “home of the authors” where Nathaniel Hawthorne lived, the Old Manse and the Emerson House with connections to Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Walden Pond where Henry David Thoreau lived and reflected on life can all be visited.