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Saturday, April 17, 2010

One if by land and two if by sea: Historic Concord Inn offers package specials

Just in time for the April 18 anniversary of Paul Revere's historic " One if by land and two if by sea" ride, the historic Concord Inn is offering luxury package specials. Guest rooms are located in the original building, which dates to 1716, and provides an authentic Colonial experience, complete with wood floors, exposed beams and period accents.

Concord's Colonial Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been operating as a hotel since 1889. The Inn overlooks Monument Square and is surrounded by many literary and revolutionary landmarks.

In 1775, one of the Inn's original buildings was used as a storehouse for arms and provisions. When the British came to seize and destroy the supplies, the Minutemen met them at the North Bridge on April 19th for what became the first battle of the American Revolution. In the early 1800s the Thoreau family moved in and Henry David Thoreau lived in what is now the Colonial Inn from 1835 to 1837 while he attended Harvard University.

The hotel has teamed with local spas, historic attractions and its own award-winning restaurants to offer a variety of packages.

With 300 years of history, Concord's Colonial Inn is one of America's most historic Inns. Guests include Franklin D. Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, John Wayne, Shirley Temple, Steve Martin, Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Ally Sheedy, Arnold Palmer, Faye Dunaway, Dan Quayle, Glenn Close, Bruce Springsteen, Queen Noor of Jordan, Harry Connick Sr., and Lady Mary Soames, daughter of Winston Churchill.

The Inn is just 20 miles outside Boston. Area attractions include the Old Manse, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Walden Pond and the Concord Museum.

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