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
This tour is minimum 3 hours, but can be extended up to 6 hours.
A vehicle is required for this tour.
One of our guides can accompany you in your vehicle for $135.00 per hour.
Unfortunately, we cannot arrange vehicles at this time.
May through October, this tour can be done by bicycle.
Please call or email for details.
If it’s summertime, we’d love to take you swimming! Bring swim clothes, and we can usually get into Walden Pond, a wonderful place for the public to swim. Be warned! On the weekends, it can get crowded, and only 1000 people are allowed down to the pond at a time for reasons of conservation and preservation. But the water, as a result, is pristine, and super nice on a hot day.
We can walk with you to the original site of Thoreau’s Cabin. It adds roughly 15 minutes there, and 15 minutes walking back from the Walden Pond parking lot.
We recommend having lunch in Concord, or else coming back to the Boston area, where Harvard Square is a great spot for it. Let us know if you need recommendations, or if you’d like to build lunch into the tour at an historic (or else just tasty) restaurant.
Please note! A vehicle IS required to make this tour path. Our guides can accompany you in your own vehicle, or we can arrange vehicles and drivers for smaller groups (1-14). If you need a mini bus or a full size motor coach, we can suggest places to book, but we cannot arrange the larger vehicles for you.
Full sized motor coaches may not enter the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Large groups wishing to make a visit to Walden Pond must make a reservation. Small fees for parking may apply.