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Concord is 20 miles (32 km) NW of Boston, 15 miles (24 km) NW of Cambridge, 6 miles (8 km) W of Lexington by car, train or bike (no buses).



By Car

Concord is 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Boston along MA Route 2 (map). From Interstate 95 take the exit for Route 2 West. At the traffic signal at the bottom of a steep hill, the highway turns left; don't turn left, continue straight along Cambridge Turnpike to reach Concord center and Monument Square.

The more interesting route is via Lexington along MA Route 2A, following the signs reading "Battle Road." This is the route taken by the British troops going out to Concord to search for arms stockpiled illegally by the colonials. It takes you along parallel to Battle Road Trail, past the entrance to the Minuteman National Historical Park Battle Road Visitor Center and the place where Paul Revere was captured by British soldiers after his historic ride to alert the countryside to the British expedition.

By Train

On weekdays, 20 MBTA Commuter Rail trains a day leave Boston's North Station on the Fitchburg/ South Acton Line for the 40-minute trip to Concord; on Saturday there are 12 trains, and on Sunday, 8. More...

The train can also be boarded at the Red Line's Porter Square subway station in Cambridge (go north on Massachusetts Avenue from Harvard Square for about a mile, and the station is next to the shopping center, under the iron bridge).

The train arrives at Concord's Depot on Thoreau Street at Sudbury Road (map), which is a 10- or 15-minute walk (6/10ths mile, 1 km) from the Concord Visitor Center and Monument Square.

There are no intercity buses to or from Concord.

By Bicycle

The Minuteman Bikeway extends from Boston and Cambridge to Lexington, Bedford and Concord. More...

In summer you can hire a pedicab from Concord Bike Tours, 82 Thoreau Street, Concord MA (tel. 978-697-1897) to take you around Concord. Ask about their various bike tours of Concord if you'd rather peddle yourself.

Sightseeing Map of Concord

What to See & Do in Concord

Walking Tour of Concord

Walking Trails in Concord

Where to Stay in Concord

Concord Restaurants

ABout Concord

Tourist Information

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Train from Boston arriving at Concord Depot, Concord MA

Above, an MBTA Commuter Rail train arrives from Boston at the Concord Depot.

Below, a pedicab negotiates with prospective passengers on Walden Street, Concord MA.

Pedicab, Concord MA


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