The Greater Merrimack Valley is filled with historical and cultural attractions to explore and enjoy! From Lexington to Lowell, come out and witness the living history and learn what America was like in its beginning years.
Bedford Depot Park
Bedford’s Depot Park is a National Register Historic Landmark. It is located at the Bedford terminus of the popular Minuteman Bikeway with facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in a surrounding that recalls the railroad history of the corridor. There is a visitor’s center as well as an attractive... MORE ›
Bedford Job Lane House
The Job Lane House is one of Bedford's colonial treasures. Built around 1713 by one of Bedford's founding families, it has been beautifully restored. Guides in colonial dress give tours. Tours are held the 2nd and 4th Sundays, May to October, 2-4 PM.
Visit Salem, Massachusetts for the Witch Trials of 1962, The Scarlett Letter, and the great age of sail. Stay for artful exhibits, unique shopping, and local pale ale. Located just 15 miles north of Boston. Create your own adventure at Salem.org.
Freedom's Way National Heritage Area
Freedom's Way National Heritage Area represents 45 communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire dedicated to preserving their cultural, natural and historical resources related to American History.
Lexington Battle Green
The Battle Green is a National Historic Landmark. It is where the Lexington militia confronted 800 British Regulars as the sun rose on April 19, 1775. View the Minute Man Statue and America’s oldest war memorial. Free guided walking tours weekends April and May, daily Memorial Day - October.
On the National Register of Historic Places, The Lowell Cemetery is a Victorian, garden style cemetery. The burial ground for many of Lowell’s Founding Fathers. Free Spring & Fall tours offered. Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Parade the Sunday before Memorial Day each year. Lots are... MORE ›
Lowell Historic District Building Markers
The first nine markers in the Lowell Historic District were installed recently in the following locations:Gates Block (307 Market Street)Chalifoux Building (24 Merrimack Street)Bon Marche Building (159 Merrimack Street)Wentworth Building (256 Merrimack Street)Bank Block (350 Merrimack Street)... MORE ›
The Minute Man statue, grave of British soldiers and monuments mark "the shot heard round the world."
North Bridge Visitor Center
Information, ranger programs and bookstore. Exhibits include the historic 'Hancock' cannon. Open daily. No admission fee.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Stroll through the resting place of renowned members of America's literary community. Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, the Alcotts, Margaret Sidney and Daniel Chester French are among those interred in Sleepy Hollow.
The Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond
Open daily all year. Hours vary. Extensive selection of books, t-shirts and other items related to Henry David Thoreau, nature, etc. Located at the Pond he made famous.
Underground Railroad Affiliations In The Merrimack Valley
The Merrimack Valley has always been known for its collection of hidden historic treasures andsecrets that are still alive in the present, etched on walls and inscribed into the floors of preserved architecture and households built lifetimes ago. It’s impossible to go somewhere this side of Boston... MORE ›