Just a half an hour drive to the northwest of Boston lies the Greater Merrimack Valley here in Middlesex County. A region rich in history and natural beauty. Home to the historic towns of Lowell, Lexington and Concord. Experience the three revolutions that forever changed the way Americans Live.
Concord is unique in three periods of history. Incorporated in 1635, the town was the first Massachusetts settlement away from the tidewater on a non - navigable river. On April 19, 1775, it was the scene of the first battle of the War for Independence - the American Revolution. During the middle of the nineteenth century, a period aptly called "The Flowering of New England", Concord was home to some of the greatest minds in America. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bronson Alcott, and his daughter Louisa May Alcott, lived, talked, and wrote in Concord. Because of them, visitors, both literary and transcendental, flocked to this town which became an American Athens. The nearby towns of Lexington and Lowell are also full of history.