TOURS FOR EVERYONE!

A narrated walk through a density of famous nomenclature.

If you're looking for a literary stroll through Concord's best-known writers, this is your tour! 

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WIDE AWAKE IN SLEEPY HOLLOW

A Revolutionary Adventure

The date is April 19th and it's early morning in the sleepy village of Concord. But just across the Old North Bridge....

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THE RUDE

BRIDGE TOUR

Tales of death and dying in Concord

Come along on this atmospheric evening walk to discover a darker side of our history.

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GHOSTS IN THE GLOAMING

TWO REVOLUTIONS

The best bang for your buck - two tours and two revolutions in just two hours!

Can't decide if you want to learn about Concord's revolutionary war or literary history? Why not do them both? 

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An intimate look at Alcott's Concord.

THE REAL LITTLE WOMEN

Get to know the real little women on this in-depth walking tour exploring the lives of Louisa and her family.

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The history of drinking in early America

HALFWAY TO CONCORD

From Pilgrims to Prohibition, explore our country's complicated relationship with its favorite beverages!

GHOSTS IN THE GLOAMING

Tales of death and dying in Concord

Can't decide if you want to learn about Concord's revolutionary war or literary history? Why not do them both? 

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Romance, flirtation, and scandal in 19th century Concord.

NO REMEDY FOR LOVE

The hottest scoop on Concord's most famous residents!

TOURS AND OUTINGS

SLEEPY HOLLOW

In which we discover many things, including the science behind grape juice, the incredible outcome of sibling rivalry, and a man who had "legs like God's tongs".

Alcott, Thoreau, Emerson and Hawthorne are perhaps some of the most well known names in American Literature. But how about Sanborn, French, Bull, and Peabody?

 

Who? 

 

Yet, all these people's lives touched inextricably as they influenced each other and the very course of American history as we know it - or don't know it yet! 

 

Join us for this 90 minute walk through one of New England's most picturesque cemeteries as we uncover the fascinating connections between our famous authors and the surprising legacy they left behind.

 

This tour is appropriate for all ages and interest levels. The loop is just over a mile on level, paved ground with one moderately steep, but brief incline to the top of Authors Ridge. Mostly wheelchair accessible.

AVAILABILITY: year round

PRICE:$25 per person.

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 4 people

CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS

Must be made 24 hours in advance

 

THE RUDE BRIDGE TOUR

In which we learn of "the rude bridge that arched the flood, 

Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, 

Here once the embattled farmers stood 

And fired the shot heard round the world."  

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Based on the magnificently researched book, "The Minutemen And Their World" by Robert. A Gross, this 90 minute guided walk through one of America's most historically significant places will delight and enthrall with fascinating and unusual stories surrounding the conflict of 1775.

 

We'll of course begin our tour as proud Tories and Loyalists, fighting for King and Country while we retrace the Redcoats' final steps from their long march from Boston. We'll learn about the gruesome death of a comrade,  a fiery patriot minister and a .... prophetic bloody finger! 

 

As we cross to the other side of the Concord River, there we'll feel the first twinges of becoming colonial sympathizers. We'll get to know the colonists, the farmers and everyday people through their own words and the relics they've left behind.

 

Our trail ends at the impressive Buttrick House, now the North Bridge Visitor Center, where we can take in gorgeous views of the North Bridge, the formal gardens, a small exhibit of original Revolutionary artifacts and the well-stocked bookstore. 

This tour is appropriate for all ages and interest levels. The loop is just under a mile on level, crushed gravel with a gentle incline to the Visitor Center. Wheelchair accessible.

AVAILABILITY: year round

PRICE:$25 per person.

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 4 people

CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS

Must be made 24 hours in advance

 

in the gloaming

In which there are dark tales to be told and ghosts to behold*

During this atmospheric stroll through two cemeteries and part of Monument Square, we'll explore hearsay of hidden rooms; skeletal speculation; a most gruesome murder (like, we mean really, really gross); the unsolved mystery of a British soldier and all the terrible things that happened to his noggin; being buried alive; being dug up dead; and of course - ghosts.

 

Even if you don't believe like Hawthorne that, "Houses of antiquity in New England are invariably possessed with spirits", come along on our twilight tour to discover the darker side of Concord's history and tales seldom told.

 

The route is just over a half mile on sometimes steep and uneven terrain in poor light. Please, please for the love of all that is scary, wear appropriate shoes or we shall be forced to point and laugh when you fall down and thus ruin the macabre mood. 

 

AVAILABILITY: September and October

PRICE: $25 per person

DEPARTS: 30 minutes before sunset

* Actual ghosts may vary

 

THE REAL LITTLE WOMEN

In which we discover Louisa May Alcott's Concord and the real Little Women

 Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the publication of “Little Women" this tour will focus on the 19th century world of Louisa May Alcott and her family. A revealing walk through Concord where you'll see the homes they lived in, where they worked and played and the famous neighbors they hobnobbed with! This is the world of the real little women that inspired the beloved book. 

 

This is a two mile walking tour on level sidewalks and lasts about 90 minutes. Can be customized as a chauffeured driving tour - inquire for pricing.

 

AVAILABILITY: Year round

PRICE: $25 per person

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 4 people

CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS 

Must be made 24 hours in advance

 
 

TWO REVOLUTIONS

In which you, the brave and mighty visitor, 

conquer all that is Concord. 

 

 

Whether you're agog with Alcott and hot for Hawthorne, or can't get enough of the excitement and drama of the American War for Independence, this walking tour will satisfy your historical yearnings!

Beginning in charming Monument Square, discover how Concord came to be, and who lived here before it was called Concord. We'll explore our early history, combined with more recent, and more famous, monuments and markers. 

 

From there we'll march to the Old North Bridge - site of the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. Understand the events leading up to the dramatic moments and tragic deaths on the bridge, and how they ultimately shaped our nation as we know it today. 

 

A quick stop on the grounds of the Old Manse, once home to Ralph Waldo Emerson and later, Nathaniel Hawthorne, for an overview of Concord's second revolution: the intellectual renaissance of the 19th c. that gave rise to American literature and the development of our voice as a country. 

 

Our tour will conclude with a saunter to picturesque Author's Ridge, the final resting place of Concord's beloved literary giants, Thoreau, Alcott, Emerson, and Hawthorne. Tissues recommended. 

Come along and join us for this awesome walking tour so you too can say,

"I came, I saw, I Concord!" 

AVAILABILITY: year round Wednesday-Sunday @ 1:00 pm

PRICE:$25 per person.

 

NO REMEDY FOR LOVE

Five days after meeting the vivacious and beautiful Ellen Sewall, Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal, "There is no remedy for love but to love more."

But three years later, Ellen would marry a minister named Joseph Osgood, and Thoreau would remain single the rest of his life. Meanwhile, Nathaniel Hawthorne would get romantically entangled with two sisters, Ralph Waldo Emerson would suffer one of many tragic losses in his long life, and Louisa May Alcott would "paddle her own canoe" while coming to resent the romanticism she had created in her famed Little Women.

In this enchanting walk through Sleepy Hollow we'll explore the loves, rejections, entanglements, and scandals of some of Concord's most famous residents, plus a few you've never met before. 

While this tour is appropriate for all ages, please be aware that there will be mentions of sex, sexual relationships, alcoholism, and oh yeah, spoiler alert: everyone dies. 

AVAILABILITY: Year round

PRICE: $25 per person

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 4 people

CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS 

Must be made 24 hours in advance

 

 

HALFWAY TO CONCORD

 

In 1737, Benjamin Frankling would publish the Drinkers Dictionary, which would include over 200 terms for drunkeness including "He's dizzy as a goose", "He's lost his rudder", and our favorite, "He's halfway to Concord". 

 

But you don't have to be seeing two moons or in the sudds to enjoy this walking tour of the history of drinking in Concord! Come along with us as we explore 400 years of tippling without breaking a sweat. We'll learn about what people drank and how much, some really awful punishments for drunkeness, how the American Revolution began not on a battlefield but in taverns, and who among Concord's most famous author's indulged and who abstained. 

 

From Puritans to Prohibition, let's delve into early America's complicated relationship with spirits, and the places we drink them! 

AVAILABILITY: Year round

PRICE: $25 per person

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 4 people

CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS 

Must be made 24 hours in advance

 
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