CONCORD MA: The Concord Visitor Center is pleased to announce the launch of its Indigenous People Tour, October 2, 10 and 11 at 2pm. It is also available on-demand with 48-hours’ notice. This tour will delve into the intriguing and important history of the native people of Concord, Massachusetts who populated the area.
What better way to study the history of the region than by learning about the 10,000 year story of the indigenous people of Concord? On this 75-minute tour, the importance of the three rivers of Concord to native life is examined. Visitors will learn about the first contact between the Algonquin tribes and the Europeans settlers at Jethro’s Tree and the complex relationships that grew between these two groups of people. Visitors will examine how these relations deteriorated over time, culminating in the violent and bloody King Philip’s War, leading to European dominance in the region. All this and more can be discovered in the newly released Concord Indigenous People Tour.
“The tour is essential to understanding the history of the region,” said Beth Williams, Tourism and Visitor Center Manager. “It is our role to continue to tell the stories of all who once lived here and still do, to honor the past as we look towards the future.”
This tour is a new edition to the many walking tours offered by the Town of Concord, Massachusetts. The town also offers a Historic Walking Tour of Concord every day, and on demand, a Concord at Night Walking Tour, a Little Women Walking Tour, a Family & Children Walking Tour of Concord, and many more. Come learn the history of one of Massachusetts most famous towns on one of our informative and enjoyable tours!
More information on The Indigenous People Tour and other tours offered by the Concord Visitor Center can be found at: https://visitconcord.org/walking_tours/
Concord, signifying agreement and harmony, was incorporated as the first inland settlement in Massachusetts through a grant from the Massachusetts General Court dated September 12, 1635. Concord supported Native American activity long before the European settlers arrived. The area was inhabited by the various Nipmuc groups, and the village of Musketaquid, which means “reedy river,” was established as a principle center of the Massachusetts tribe.The native people called the area where the Assabet and Sudbury rivers meet “Nashawtuc,” which means “between the rivers.” This area of Concord is comprised of about 400 acres and is home to these significant people and milestones in American history.
Concord Visitor Center is open 7 days a week April-October and has a full time year round Tourism Manager. For more information, go to: www.Visitconcord.org or call 1-978-318-3061