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Concord

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Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. At the 2010 census, the town population was 17,668. The United States Census Bureau considers Concord part of Greater Boston. The town center is located near where the confluence of the Sudbury and Assabet rivers forms the Concord River.The area which became the town of Concord was originally known as Musketaquid, an Algonquian word for "grassy plain". It was one of the scenes of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the initial conflict in the American Revolutionary War. It developed into a remarkably rich literary center during the mid-nineteenth century. Featured were Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau, all of whose homes are preserved in modern-day Concord. The now-ubiquitous Concord grape was developed here.HistoryPrehistory and foundingThe area which became the town of Concord was originally known as "Musketaquid", situated at the confluence of the Sudbury and Assabet rivers. The name Musketaquid was an Algonquian word for "grassy plain", fitting the area's low-lying marshes and kettle holes. Native Americans had cultivated corn crops there; the rivers were rich with fish and the land was lush and arable. However, the area was largely depopulated by the smallpox plague that swept across the Americas after the arrival of Europeans.
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Water Body
Walden Pond State Reservation
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
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Duration: 1 hour
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Battlefield
Minute Man National Historical Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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Art Museum
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Specialty Museum
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Garden
Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston
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Duration: 2 hours
Battlefield
Lexington Green Lexington
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Concord

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Historic Site
The Old Manse
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Hiking Trail
Battle Road Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
Verrill Farm
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Concord

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Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Ralph Waldo Emerson House
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
The Wayside
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Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
Thoreau House
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Concord

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Water Body
Concord River
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Duration: 2 hours
Forest
Hapgood Wright Town Forest
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Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Concord

History Museum
Concord Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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