Time: 1:00 pm
Meet: Concord's Colonial Inn
Length: 90 minutes, 1.5 miles
A Duty So Severe: A tour of Civil War Concord
When the Civil War began in April 1861, Concord, Massachusetts, like the rest of the North, responded with a mixture of patriotism, fear, and hope. 450 men of Concord would go off to fight in the war; 49 of them would lose their lives in battle or from disease.
Join The Concord Tour Company as we commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with our special tour, "A Duty So Severe: A Tour of Civil War Concord."
In this special Independence Day Weekend walking tour, Historian Richard Smith will introduce you to the town as it would have been in 1861; you will see where Concord's soldiers enlisted and drilled, and where the women of Concord gathered to sew socks and roll bandages for their husband's, sons and brothers.
The tour will then walk through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where you will be introduced to some of the men and women who experienced the war first hand, including some who paid the ultimate price to save the Union and end slavery. The tour will be 90 minutes and cover about a mile and a half. Space and tickets limited.