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Concord Visitor Center Offering Winter Tours

Posted: January 2, 2021
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Concord Visitor Center
58 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742

While this winter has been unique with mask requirements and changing of travel plans this holiday season, the Concord Visitor Center is providing a much-needed respite for locals as well as travelers. Located in historic Concord Center, home of the beginning of the Revolutionary War and many beloved authors, the Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street is offering tours by advanced reservation this winter from licensed local tour guides. 

 

Group tours will be held with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 9 people to ensure compliance with Massachusetts COVID-19 gathering restrictions. Masks are required and reservations must be made with a minimum of 48 hours notice. To make a reservation for a winter tour call 978-318-3061 or email visitors@concordma.gov to request your date and time. Please note, the availability of tours are subject to change as COVID-19 policy changes and we thank you for your understanding and patience, please contact the Visitor Center for the most up to date information.

 

Reserved tours will run rain or shine, with the exception of extreme weather and proper winter outwear is recommended.

 

Winter Historic Tour of Concord

Winter walking tours of historic Concord are available for groups of 4 or more by reservation only. The 75 minute experience will introduce guests to the Downtown Concord area and will touch on Concord’s rich Revolutionary and Literary history while visiting sites such as The Milldam, Monument Square, The Old Hill Burial Ground and more.

 

Emerson- Thoreau Amble

Join one of our concord Tour Guides as we ‘amble’ along the Emerson-Thoreau Amble, and learn about Thoreau, Emerson and more as we enjoy the great outdoors.

Waterproof hiking shoes are recommended for this approximately 2 mile, 75 minute walk.  Terrain is uneven and muddy.   Tours will run weather dependent.

 

Winter Little Women Tour

This winter tour is a 90 minute tour featuring Louisa May Alcott in her starring role in Concord History.  Guests will depart the Visitor Center and walk through Downtown Concord and over to the outside of Orchard House and Wayside House (houses closed due to COVID 19).

 

Winter Historic Tours of Concord for Families

Are you looking for extra enrichment for your children while they are home from school due to the pandemic?  Gather some of their friends and sign up for a child-friendly, engaging historic tour of Concord.  The Concord Museum and The Concord Visitor Center are teaming up to offer children exciting and fun opportunities to learn about history while attending to all COVID 19 protocols.

 

Winter African-American History of Concord Bike Tour

This 90 minute (about 5 miles) bike tour highlights African-American history by exploring slavery, the first generation of freed African-Americans and Abolitionism in Concord.  Guests will bike to the Robbins House, John Jack’s Grave and various houses that were part of the Underground Railroad.

This tour was originally developed for the Concord Museum. Information on their current exhibits and hours, please visit www.concordmuseum.org

Tours depart from the Visitor Center and are weather dependent. Bring your own bike, lock and helmet.

 

Winter Indigenous People of Concord Tour

This 75 minute tour looks at the over 10,000 year history of native people in Concord (Musketaquid).  Starting with the mighty Mill Brook, we will meander down Main Street and up to the Calf Pasture on Lowell Road examining how native people lived by the 3 rivers of Concord (Musketaquid) and what happened when two cultures collided after European fur traders came and then English settlers in 1635.

Tours depart from the Visitor Center and are weather dependent. Wear warm, rugged walking shoes for this 2 mile tour.

 

To see more about each tour https://visitconcord.org/visit/visitor-center/#walking-tours-schedule

To reserve a tour, call 978-318-3061 or email to vistitors@concordma.gov

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