When 8 men were shot by British soldiers on Lexington Green just three years after the Boston Massacre, the countryside of Massachusetts fired back the blast we now call “the shot heard ‘round the world.” Hear the tale of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere while traveling on the path he rode. Be stunned to stand on the site of the morning’s first shootings in Lexington. Walk over the Old North Bridge, and imagine you were there at the exact moment that the American War for Independence began on April 19th, 1775.
This incredible tour allows guests to be at same locations where the soldiers of the British Empire and the farmers of the Continental countryside squared off to start the push for a new nation that would lead to the United States of America. Many of the farmhouses and sites from the night are still standing, and the area has remained undeveloped, making this tour a journey back into time, better than any film set or book.
In addition, discover the literary world of the Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Bronson Alcott, Bronson’s daughter Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), and their neighbor Nathaniel Hawthorne. The tiny town of Concord has produced an outsized contribution to the founding of the nation and its rich literary history.
Lexington Battle Green
Paul Revere Capture Site
Wayside (Hawthorne’s House)
Orchard House (Alcott Residence)
Sleep Hollow Cemetery (author’s ridge)
Old North Bridge
Walden Pond/Thoreau Cabin replica