Morning visiting the free masons

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We didn’t have time to visit the old town of Concord yesterday when we went out to see North Bridge we were just too busy searching for a place to spend the night and it turned out to be a bit difficult. So we actually ended having to spend the night in jail – ok it was a former women’s prison transformed into a hotel – but still.

We drive from the hotel which is located in the next town and then reach the center of Concord – fortunately it is easy to park and we walk around to enjoy the old town for a while. This is actually a part of the States where there is quite a long history and the town has some very nice old buildings spread around the main square of the town. On the middle of the town square is a small monument for the battle nearby to mark the towns place in the American Revolution.

We walk around the central square for a while and then we notice there is a sign in front of an old house from the early part of the 19th century. This is the free mason lodge of Concord – there are actually a lot of free mason lodges spread across the state and today they have open house for the lodge. So we decide to go inside and have a quick look at the main hall of the lodge. It is a pretty room like this kind of societies tends to have.

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We leave Concord behind and continue our journey along the path of the battle in the Minute Man Park.


  1. Love the “Prison” Hotel, I am sure I stayed in one in Sweden?? quite a long time ago now. They done a nice job of it.
    Masonic lodges I think started in the UK, in the 1717, starting from stone masons and Church builders. Again a fascinating subject to explore….if you dare…. lol 😉

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    1. I guess they have those prison hotels all over the world. I just think this is the first time I stayed at one. And yeah the mason is pretty old – I thought they would date back even longer.

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