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A History Lover’s Guide to Concord, MA

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A History Lover’s Guide to Concord, MA

August 8, 2021 4:15 pm

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Concord Minuteman park

Concord, MA, is boasting full of significant American history. Folks come from all over the country to walk the trails, smell the smells, and see the sights that past generations also experienced hundreds of years ago. When you step foot into Concord, you are stepping into a history book. As you plan your history-filled vacation, make sure you reserve your accommodation at Concord’s Colonial Inn, a historic hotel that was established in 1716. Whether you are escaping from the bustle of Boston or coming in from out of state, we look forward to welcoming you as a guest. In preparation for your trip, read our history lover’s guide to all things Concord, MA. 

History Overflows in Concord, MA

Concord has graced many history books in schools all over America, as this quaint little town was the home to so many major historical events and figures. The beginning of the American Revolution began here and the legendary Minute Men fought countless battles. Today, you can trek through Minute Man National Historical Park. “The shot heard round the world” took place in the park, marking the battle for American independence, which began on April 19, 1775

Our illustrious town was also the home of several classic authors. You may have heard of a few of them: Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others. We recommend stopping by The Wayside, which served as a home for the Alcott family, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney. 

The Concord Visitor Center is the perfect place to start your historical tour through our lovely town. They offer a variety of educational walking tours. If you want to see collections of historical artifacts, head over to the Concord Museum

In short, there are so many wonderful things to see and do in order to feel connected to the history of Concord, MA. Stay within close proximity to many historical and literary sites when you book your stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn today!


Host a Private Event at Concord’s Colonial Inn

February 21, 2021 12:36 pm

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Photo of an Event Venue at Concord's Colonial Inn

Everyone loves charming colonial towns, and there’s no better place for your private event than Concord, MA, home to the historic Concord’s Colonial Inn. From its antique design to its beautiful accommodations, Concord’s Colonial Inn is the ideal location for any event, no matter what you have planned. Choose between the historic Main Inn or the Prescott Suites—one is guaranteed to work for you and your guests during your well-planned Concord event. 

Hosting Your Own Concord Event

When it comes to hosting your own Concord event at Concord’s Colonial Inn, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. From banquet halls to classrooms and conference rooms, you’ll find that you have plenty of choices right here in the heart of Concord. Events are something that we specialize in, and you’ll be able to curate your ideal Concord event when you choose our dedicated event planning team.

Why Choose Concord, MA?

When choosing a location for your next Concord event, know that you can’t go wrong with our peaceful, picturesque town. This is a beautiful New England area known for antique architecture and its historic scenery. When you book your stay and your Concord event at the Inn, you’ll love how close we are to the area’s culture while still maintaining a bevy of amenities that you need to host the perfect event.

The hotel itself is home to plenty of on-site amenities to help you have the most comfortable stay imaginable, from comfortable rooms to convenient on-site dining and complimentary WiFi and parking. We boast idyllic spaces tailor-made for large events with many guests, such as wedding receptions, business conferences, or large education forums. And, if you’re looking for some “extras” during your Concord event, know that you get complimentary water and coffee, private bathrooms, and so much more!

Contact us today to learn more about our six event spaces and our talented planning team.

On-site Restaurant Dining at the Colonial

October 21, 2019 3:36 pm

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Concord MAA beautiful destination awaits you and your loved ones at our elegant Concord MA hotels at Concord’s Colonial Inn. You won’t have to go far to delight in fresh, local, gourmet cuisine as Liberty and Merchants Row are on sight and have been coined the best restaurants in Concord MA! Our two unique Concord restaurants offer a different dining experience in the same location which connects using the same Concord’s Colonial Inn menu. Whether you’re looking for a laid back or high standard concept, we’ve got you covered. 

Merchants Row

Merchants Row is a sophisticated, but not stiff, dining space that provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wake up with a cup of joe and indulge in a fresh breakfast made with locally-sourced ingredients. Your taste buds will dance as you start your day with a cappuccino and an omelet, breakfast sandwich or something a little sweeter, like our malted waffles! Our lunch and dinner menu is American cuisine that has options for salads, sandwiches, and entrees that come by land or sea with bold and vibrant flavors providing something for every palate! When you’re gathering together to celebrate an anniversary party or groom’s dinner, Merchants Row offers an elegant atmosphere to celebrate your special occasions. Have a delightful culinary experience while dining with friends in a quiet, private area with exquisite gourmet eats. 

Liberty at the Colonial Inn

Liberty is comprised of three different dining concepts the Liberty Room, the Taproom, and the Village Forge Tavern. Kick back and relax after a long day out exploring Concord MA, basking in live music at Village Forge Tavern. Our Concord restaurants have a rich history dating back to the Revolutionary War so be sure to inquire about the stories while dining! When you want to delight in warm conversations with friends, the Taproom has an inviting cocktail atmosphere, which is a great place to grab an appetizer and debate the night away! The Liberty Room is the perfect place to have a casual meal and also provides outdoor dining during a beautiful summertime day on the Porch Patio, but arrive early, as it’s first come, first serve!

Charming Concord MA Hotels

Concord MAEnjoy a peaceful getaway to our luxurious Concord’s Colonial Inn as you explore everything that charming Concord MA has to offer. Swing by our quaint Concord MA restaurants for a unique dining experience throughout your extended stay. Much like our restaurants, each room is unique so whether you’re on a business trip or casual vacation browse through our rooms to select the atmosphere that best suits your needs at To book your stay and speak with a friendly staff member, give us a call at 1-800-370-9200.

Quaint Concord MA Wedding

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Concord MAEvery picture-perfect love story deserves a dream wedding to go along with it. At Concord’s Colonial Inn, our wedding team is dedicated to helping you during each step of the planning process. Concord MA weddings appeal to those that want to be surrounded by our town’s history, romance, and charm. We specialize in showers, bridal teas as well as rehearsal dinners, so rest assured that you’ll be in good hands leading up to the big day! Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding for a small group or an extravagant wedding inviting 100 guests, we’ll have the package that is right for you and yours.  

The Venues

When you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in Concord MA, look no further as we provide six diverse event room options for your reception. You’ll adore the intimate setting for smaller groups, while still having enough space to dance all night! Our versatile options can accommodate slide shows, musicians, DJs, and more. We provide catering options from a full buffet to a multi-course meal depending on what fits your dream wedding. Speak to our wedding director to see what option will be best for your reception! 

Plan the Details

Planning the small details of your day can be overwhelming, which why our trusted wedding team at Concord’s Colonial Inn will be on top of making your day worry-free! When you think of little details some things that come to mind may include a cocktail reception, cake service, tastings, bar and catering services, linens and plating arrangements, setups and well, we could go on! No need to worry about all these little details as our professional staff will take care of it all at our Concord inn. 

Convenient Accommodations

Concord MAWhen you plan your day with us, you’ll be surrounded by 300 years of living history as you look out over Monument Square. Our Concord inn provides 56 diverse room options for your guest as well as a honeymoon suite for the special couple! Stop into Merchants Row or the Liberty, our award-winning Concord MA restaurants, for a cocktail the evening before your big day. For your convenience, we provide on-site salon services at Monument Style as well as a room to get ready! It’s never too early to start planning the wedding of your dreams in Concord MA, to get more information visit our wedding page online!

A Romantic Getaway to Concord MA

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Concord MASharing experiences with your loved one on a romantic getaway to Concord MA will be the cherry on top of a tranquil stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn. Let romance fill the air as you dine at Liberty or Merchants Row, our on-site Concord MA restaurants. Connect with your significant other when you spend an afternoon touring the Revolutionary Grounds, walking along the Concord River, or take a couples yoga class at On the Mat Yoga! There are many ways to discover your love for one another, so let us give you a little guidance along the way! 

American History Tour

Plan to spend an afternoon on the American History Tour of Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord and will be the perfect way to soak up the rich history that resides near our Concord MA hotels. During the tour, you’ll visit Harvard University, Cambridge Common where George Washington met with troops, as well as the place where gunshots were first fired during the Revolutionary War at the Lexington Battle Greens. Feel chills as you take a tour down the Battle Road Trail where Paul Revere spoke the famous words, “The British are coming”! Many other stops will be seen along the American History Tour and will be a perfect addition to your list of things to do in Concord MA. 

DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

A whimsical feeling will sweep over you as you spend an afternoon with your significant other walking through the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum located just minutes from our Concord MA hotels. You’ll be fascinated by the number of sculptures as you stroll through the beautiful grounds which are also infused with interactive displays as well! It doesn’t matter which season you visit the park as each element will bring a new dimension to the creations. After walking outdoors, spend time venturing through the museum that displays paintings, videos, sculptures, ceramics and other pieces of fine art and will be a highlight of your Concord MA vacations. 

Charming Hotels near Concord MA

Concord MAAfter a day of exploration and discovering all the seemingly endless activities near Concord’s Colonial Inn, come back to our quiet, intimate hotel and relax together. Stop by The Tap Room, one of our charming on-site Concord restaurants to grab a cocktail and chat with the locals about your day out in Concord MA. Before planning your stay,  check out our Wine and Dine Special that offers you and your loved one a night’s stay, three-course dinner, a complimentary bottle of wine and a breakfast coupon! To look through other packages that may suit your stay browse online or to book your romantic getaway, give us a call at 1-800-370-9200.