Around Town in Concord | West Boston Moms

Have a free day, and looking for something to do with your littles closeby? There’s tons to do right around the corner in Concord, MA.

Places to Visit

Take a walk and feel the history at The Old North Bridge, site of the first battle of the American Revolution in 1775. Not only is this location rich with history, it’s absolutely beautiful and easy to walk with little ones.

 Little Women’s Orchard House

If you are a fan of of Little Women, the Orchard House is a great place to visit. This is the home where the Alcott family lived for many years, and where Louisa May Alcott wrote the book in 1868. You can join a guided tour if you want to see the inside of the home, which will take you back in time!

Take a dip in Walden Pond, or take a nature walk around the historic park!

A retreating glacier formed the pond 10,000 or so years ago, but it was Thoreau born in Concord 200 years ago in 1817 who put Walden Pond on the map. He spent two years in solitude and reflection on its shores, writing “Walden.”


“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
—Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Take a break for Lunch, or Finish up with Dinner:

Colonial Inn – Right down the street from the Old North Bridge @ 48 Monument Street – Offers formal dining, casual dining, tavern dining, and an afternoon tea.

Main Street’s Market & Cafe – Located in the heart of Concord – 42 Main Street – Sandwiches and other casual food.

Helens  – Center of town – 17 Main Street – Diner style food.

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