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Concord's Colonial Inn, Concord, MA (photo by Eric H.) 

Article and photo by Eric H.

Concord's Colonial Inn, in Concord, MA, is like the architectural version of Uncle Sam, all decked out in red,
white and blue patriotic, colonial glory. The all-American look makes a lot of sense, given that Concord and neighboring Lexington were the locations for the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.  The Colonial Inn's history is quite fascinating. One of the inn's original buildings was once used, in 1775, for arms and provisions while from 1835-1837, famed author Henry David Thorough lived here before moving to Walden Pond. An inn since 1889, Concord's Colonial Inn, today, is not only a charming inn and restaurant (with wonderful Yankee fare like New England clam chowder, chicken pot pie, and Yankee pot roast), but also a visual centerpiece at the peaceful Monument Square town common in the heart of historic, attractive downtown Concord.  The exterior of the building features a wide front porch, used today, for rest and relaxation, as well as a place to eat and drink while soaking in the surrounding Colonial ambiance in the form of old buildings and homes. Inside, the feeling is pure colonial, with a post and beam look, a mix of quaint large and small rooms with plenty of unique "nooks and crannies" to create an almost maze-like feeling --  it's quite easy to get turned around.  For those in fear of staying at charming inns that happen to be falling apart, have no fear: Concord's Colonial Inn  has constantly upgraded its building, while somehow keeping the colonial look fully intact -- "revolutionary" concept, no doubt! Book a room at the lowest rate at Concord's Colonial Inn


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