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Love Staying at Historic New England Inns? Try Concord's Colonial Inn in Concord, Massachusetts

Concord's Colonial Inn in Concord, Massachusetts, is one of New England's most historic inns.
Concord's Colonial Inn, Concord, Massachusetts.

Article and photos by Eric Hurwitz.  Page updated on 9/10/17.

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Concord's Colonial Inn, in Concord, Massachusetts, 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 Monument Square town common (a key site in the American Revolutionary War) in the heart of historic, attractive downtown Concord.

Concord's Colonial Inn is across the street from Monument Square in Concord, Massachusetts.
Civil War monument with historic homes in the background at Monument Square in Concord, Massachusetts.

The heart of downtown Concord, Massachusetts.
Downtown Concord.

Concord's Colonial walk is also just a few minute's walk to the Old North Bridge --  a famous historical site in the Battle of Concord -- as well as within close proximity of several other Concord attractions and restaurants.

Concord's Colonial Inn is just a few minute's walk to the Old North Bridge.
Old North Bridge in Concord.

But wait, that's not all. Famous, scenic Walden Pond -- best known as the home of Henry David Thoreau -- resides within walking distance of Concord's Colonial Inn (about a 25-minute walk). It's one of the most beautiful, easily accessible ponds in New England. Summer swimming at the beach, the 45-walk around the pond and non-motorized boating are amongst the most popular activities. Be sure to also check out the Visitor's Center across the street from Walden Pond for any questions you might have, as well as the replica of Thoreau’s single-room cabin located about halfway around the pond.

Concord's Colonial Inn is just a few minute's walk to the Old North Bridge.

Walden Pond at Walden Woods in Concord.

Surprise! You are also only located a half hour from Boston, one of America's greatest cities to visit...

Boston, Massachusetts Beacon Hill neighborhood
Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston.

Back to the Inn...the exterior of Concord's Colonial Inn 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.

Each season brings a special personality to the Inn, including fall...

Fall at Concord's Colonial Inn in Concord, Massachusetts
Fall at Concord's Colonial Inn.

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 -- a "revolutionary" concept, no doubt! This is truly one of Massachusetts' most beautiful inns -- surely not to be missed when staying in the Concord, Lexington, Boston area.

Concord's Colonial Inn is located at 48 Monument Square, Concord, Mass. Tel.  (978) 369-2373.

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Concord's Colonial Inn is located off historic Monument Square in Concord, Massachusetts
A wide view of Concord's Colonial Inn.

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