Living in Concord MA offers so many beautiful places to host family sessions locally. Once of my favorite places for family sessions is the Hartwell Tavern. Beautiful and picturesque you will love this location, specially if you have toddlers or ansty little ones. The open fields and trails offer safe fields & trails away from any traffic to capture beautiful family photographs.
Hartwell Tavern Concord MA Family Session
The Hartwell in Massachusetts is a historic site tied to the American Revolutionary War. The tavern was originally built in 1733 by Ephraim and Elizabeth Hartwell. An important gathering place for travelers along the Boston Post Road, and during the war.
During the Revolutionary War, the tavern played a significant role due to its strategic location. It is located near the route between Boston and Concord. It became a popular meeting spot for Minuteman colonists. Here they would discuss the problems with the British government and plan their resistance efforts.
On April 19, 1775, the famous Battle of Lexington and Concord, which marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War, took place nearby. The tavern was caught in the middle of the conflict as a meeting place. During the war British soldiers occupied the building during their retreat from the area.
After the war, Hartwell Tavern continued to operate as a bustling inn until the early 19th century when the decline of stagecoach travel led to its closure. Over time, the house fell into decay and disrepair until 1930s. As a part of the efforts to preserve historic sites associated with the Revolutionary War, Hartwell Tavern underwent restoration by the National Park Service. Hartwell Tavern sits squarely in the middle of the Minuteman Park & has a lovely trail perfect for families! The park offers opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and picnicking, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts. Its also the perfect place for beautiful family sessions!
I find children love the rock walls to climb and sit on, the ample trail to run around. And the fields and forest provide a beautiful backdrop for a family session. The trails are also flat and work great for those families with strollers, or wheels chairs. There is ample parking in paved parking lot. Bathrooms are easy accessible to families, and are wheel chair accessible. So whether you are looking for the perfect family session spot or a family day outing Minuteman Park Hartwell Tavern is the perfect place to spend the day.
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