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October 2021

Concord Tour Company presents: Grave Addiction — An evening walking tour through historic Concord’s graveyards

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

You'll love this atmospheric walk through two of Concord's oldest cemeteries as we explore everything about our graves from burial customs to iconography, plus a goodly share of Concord-centered tales, including: what Henry Thoreau though of ghosts; a first person description of Nathaniel Hawthorne's gruesome encounter with a drowned woman; and the mysterious case of the soldier whose head went missing. A sometimes humorous and sometimes chilling look at the stories behind the stones. -- Tours depart from the benches…

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Halloween Eve at Hartwell Tavern

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Minuteman National Park, 174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Join us for a night of free spooky fun - If you dare! Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Hartwell Tavern, Minute Man National Historical Park 112 North Great Road, Lincoln Free; lanterns available for sale Do you believe in ghosts? Do you like history? Jack o’ Lanterns? Musket firing? Then come visit us at Hartwell Tavern on Halloween Eve. Walk down a path lined with dozens of jack-o-lanterns. Stroll through the open house and grounds. Talk…

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Concord Tour Company presents: Grave Detectives! Concord’s only cemetery tour for kids.

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Grave Detectives! will introduce families to some of Concord’s oldest history that is hiding in plain sight at Old Hill Burying Ground. This tour will introduce how to read gravestone iconography, how to use images to roughly date stones, and how the epitaphs convey information. Grave Detectives! Stories in Stone is an interactive discovery tour for kids and adults exploring the art, history, and sometimes funny stories behind the stones. A unique and memorable historical experience in beautiful downtown Concord!…

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Three Cemeteries Tour

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concord Visitor Center, 58 Main St
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$20 – $25

Hear the voices of the silent stones in concord's cemeteries on this 90 minute tour. Scenic, wooded Sleepy Hollow is the most famous, with highlights including the magnificent Melvin Memorial and the graves of Concord's literary giants: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau. The Hill Burying Ground and the South Burying Ground are the resting places of Revolutionary War heroes and their ancestors back to the 1600s. This tour is approximately 2 miles. Walking tours depart from the Concord Visitor Center…

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