Village Forge Tavern at the Colonial Inn
The 18th Century
Concord's Colonial Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The original structure was built in 1716, and the property has been operated as a hotel since 1889. Situated on Concord's town common, known as Monument Square, the Inn is surrounded by landmarks of our nation's literary and revolutionary history.
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. The event is commemorated every April with a parade near the Inn and a ceremony at the North Bridge on Patriots Day.