Concord, Massachusetts, is both a historic and beautiful city. There are a number of great restaurants and places to enjoy throughout the city as well as world-class shopping and historic sites.

Whether you’re a tourist that’s just visiting the area for a few days or you’ve lived in Concord your whole life, we think that you’ll find some fun historical things to do in Concord, MA on our list.

1. Visit Walden Pond

Walden Pond is a State Reservation, and it’s one of the most famous sites in Concord. So much so that you might have expected it to be on this list. But, it’s not just a beautiful and fun park to enjoy. It’s actually a historical site and adds a lot of value to the area.

In 1962, the pond was designated as a national historic landmark, and in 1966, it became federally protected. It’s since had many visitors.

Address: 915 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742

walden pond things to do in concord Massachusetts in the fall

2. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

If you’re familiar with the Headless Horseman tale, then Sleepy Hollow might ring a bell. But, Sleepy Hollow isn’t just a famous cemetery. It’s one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States.

The cemetery was supposed to be a cemetery garden that’s beautiful to look at, but with all the spookiness wrapped up in this place, you might have a different opinion.

Address: Bedford St, Concord, MA 01742

statue located at sleepy hollow cemetery in concord ma

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3. Louisa May Alcott’s Home – Orchard House

One of the United States’ most famous female authors is Lousia May Alcott. While in Concord, why not stop by her and her family’s most permanent home. This is the same home where she wrote Little Women in 1868.

The home has been well maintained and will make you feel as though you’re stepping back into history when you visit it.

Address: 399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard house in Concord MA


4. The Battle Road Trail

Since you’re not far outside of Boston, visit the Freedom Trail in Boston’s Common Park. This trail is a great historical site to see. But, Concord has a spot all of its own that’s often overlooked. The Battle Road Trail is similar to the Freedom Trail, where you can retrace the footsteps of America’s forefathers who fought for freedom.

There are numerous plaques and places along the trail to read about the Minutemen and occasionally see reenactments.

fall shot of battle road trail in concord ma


5. The Concord Museum

With so much history throughout Concord and the surrounding cities, there are several museums in the area. One of the most notable is the Concord Museum. On a rainy or cold day, visit the museum for a more in-depth and fun look at some of the different history that you might not be able to view outside.

Everything from information about authors in Concord to stories of the Revolutionary War, historical artifacts, and literature, this small museum is one of the oldest in all of the United States. Here’s a link to their website for more info.

Address: 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742

Concord Museum in historic town center Concord, Massachusetts MA, USA.

6. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Sculpture parks are beautiful places to both enjoy the outdoors and take in some of the arts that are prevalent throughout Concord. The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum showcases work from some of the most prevalent artists in years present and past.

The mansion that was renovated and turned into this museum is located in Lincoln. It’s just a few minutes from Concord, making it well worth the trip.

Address: 51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

decordova sculpture park and museum in concord ma


Thomas Buckborough & Associates is proud to live and work in such beautiful cities as Concord, Boston, and their surrounding neighbors. The history is rich here, both in museums and homes.

When you’re ready to update your historical home, reach out to the experts and TB&A. We’d be happy to help you preserve the character of your home while also moving it into the 21st century.