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MEET HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If you're seeking a memorable and authentic experience for your group in Concord, MA, worry no more. We've got this.
With a little help from modern marvels (like email! and the telephone!) we can arrange for Henry to bring himself straight from 1845 to your gathering. Whether it's speaking at a special occasion, leading your group on a narrated walk around Walden Pond, showing up as a dinner guest for a private function or addressing any size crowd from his cabin in the woods, this is a fascinating adventure for all ages.
Additionally, Richard Smith the historian is available as a public lecturer and can speak on an impressive array of topics from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the flowering of American literature - whether here in Concord or at a location of your choice.
Call now to impress friends and wow coworkers with your very own Transcendentalist! (*shipping not included* )
Availability: year round
THE RUDE BRIDGE
The date is April 19th and it's early morning in the sleepy village of Concord. But just across the Old North Bridge, where groups of local militiamen have begun to gather, things are starting to feel tense.
For this is no ordinary spring day: the King's mighty army is on the march and heading straight for Concord!
This tour is an enthralling first-person narrative told from the perspective of a Minuteman soldier as the events of that morning unfolded. Based on eye-witness accounts, letters, and journal entries, our accomplished historian-reenactor will enthusiastically bring the past to life, from the overall political climate of the day down to important details of the period clothing, AND a musket-loading and bayonet demonstration!
But wait there's more! This tour also includes a post Q&A session for all those burning technical questions like, "aren't you hot in all that wool?" plus a scheduled photo opp for all your historic-selfie needs.
Availability: year round
You must have a minimum of 20 people to book this event.
THE HEART OF CONCORD
Don't have time to get out and see Concord's incredible history? That's okay - we'll bring it to you!
After a busy day of meetings or events your group can sit back, grab a drink and be entertained with an overview of the most salient and critical points in Concord's long history without cutting into dinner or tight schedules.
Your dedicated and knowledgable guide will cover over 400 years of history, including highlights from The American Revolution and Old North Bridge, Concord's great literary figures and finally, a brief overview of the famously haunted Colonial Inn - all in 45 minutes!
This event is absolutely perfect for that space before dinner and delivers a thoroughly historic experience that would otherwise be missed.
Availability: year round
Price: $15 per person. You must have a minimum of 20 people to book this event. $5 for each additional person thereafter.
*Our guides will travel to any of the hotels in Concord listed here.
This event runs for 35 minutes and allows for a 10 minute Q&A session.
In which you, the brave and mighty visitor,
conquer all that is Concord.
This is it - the ultimate Concord experience. You'll begin the morning in a chauffered luxury touring van that will collect you from your location anywhere in the Boston area. Once in Concord, your dedicated guide will be waiting to join you to travel to our first destination: Walden Pond.
After a visit to Henry David Thoreau's cabin replica and a guided walk along the peaceful shore to the orignal house site, a stop into the new Walden Pond visitor and interpretation center is a must.
From there, a relaxing, narrated drive through historic Concord and our famous author's homes - Hawthorne, Alcott, Thoreau, and Emerson - where we'll stop for photos and a brief history of each.
Next, enjoy a leisurely prix-fix lunch from Concord's Colonial Inn and fuel up for your afternoon's adventures: a ninety minute walking tour of gorgeous Sleepy Hollow and Author's Ridge, followed by a private tour of the famed Old North Bridge - site of the "Shot heard 'round the world."
End the day with a pre-paid and reserved tour of The Old Manse, a fascinating witness house to the American Revolution, and also home to authors Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. A perfect blending of all things Concord.
This excursion is ideal for smaller groups looking for a fun and educational experience of outstanding quality.
AVAILABILITY: year round
PRICE: $1500 ALL INCLUSIVE FOR UP TO 13 PEOPLE *
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 10 people
Additional hours will be charged at the standard rate.
*Lunch price is included in price if ordered from prix-fix menu.
Alcoholic beverages not included.
CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS
Must be made two weeks in advance
The ultimate insider's pass to all things Concord! Here are just a few ideas of events and services we offer. Got something else in mind? Give us a call and we'll make it happen!
A private tour of Concord's extensive Henry David Thoreau collections
A guided bike tour along the Battle Road led by your very own Minunteman in costume! Followed by drinks and a fabulous lunch at the famously haunted Colonial Inn.
Transportation for any size group
Take your group for a hike around Walden Pond with Henry David Thoreau leading the way.
Snowshoeing around Sleepy Hollow for a literary tour of Authors Ridge
Plan your next event with us and we'll take care of every detail, from catering to providing the best historical reenactors and lectures and entertainment.
Check out some ideas for group tours and rates here