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Concord’s Colonial Inn has one of the longest and most varieded histories of any hotel in America. The house was built in 1716 (though it wasn’t used as an inn until 1889). In 1775, of its original buildings was used to store the munitions British troops came looking for, leading to the first fighting of the American Revolution — Lexington and Concord. The Thoreau family moved in the early 1800s, and Henry David Thoreau lived here from 1835 to 1837 while he attended Harvard. The inn also served as a variety store, a boarding house, before being christened the Colonial Inn and opening as a hotel.

Concord’s Colonial Inn has one of the longest and most varieded histories of any hotel in America. The house was built in 1716 (though it wasn’t used as an inn until 1889). In 1775, of its original buildings was used to store the munitions British troops came looking for, leading to the first fighting of the American Revolution — Lexington and Concord. The Thoreau family moved in the early 1800s, and Henry David Thoreau lived here from 1835 to 1837 while he attended Harvard. The inn also served as a variety store, a boarding house, before being christened the Colonial Inn and opening as a hotel.

(Source: concordscolonialinn.com)

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