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October 2021

It’s Halloween! Party at the Concord Free Public Library

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Oh The Concord Free Public Library is excited to host a Halloween celebration on Friday, October 29 between 4 pm - 5:30 pm. Get a sneak peak at the future Children’s Room and Makerspace! See the new Children’s Garden! Come in costume! We’ll have spooky stories, crafts, cookies and a pumpkin decorating contest. All ages are welcome. Library staff as well as representatives from the Concord Free Public Library Committee, the Concord Free Public Library Corporation and the Friends of…

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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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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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November 2021

Concord Museum’s 11th Annual Holiday House Tour

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
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Join the Guild of Volunteers for the 11th Annual Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 11!  We are thrilled to return this year’s event to an in-person format, with the exciting twist of featuring a variety of beautifully decorated outdoor spaces sure to delight and inspire.  Hidden and often overlooked spaces, like patios, porches, doorways, barns, and gazebos, will take center stage for this showcase of outdoor winter wonderlands.  Concord’s holiday charm will be on full display in these unique settings,…

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