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terned fabrics that make a pleasing contrast to the original fireplace mantle and a piano visitors remember from when this was the music room of the Dana Home for the Aged, from 1916 to 2010. Each guest room is different. Many have handmade wallpapers, non-working fire- places, and contemporary four-poster beds. Amenities include Frette towels and robes, custom bed linens, and blanket throws hand-loomed in Maine. Artistry on the Green seats 54 for breakfast, lunch, or dinner daily in a spacious room that's open to the public except on Mondays when it's breakfast only. Field-to-fork is the guiding principle here as the chef works with New England farmers and brewers to elevate comfort foods. Last August, The Boston Globe declared Artistry "sets the gold standard for creamy clam chowder." Chocolate pave is a favorite dessert. Take a five minute walk from the inn to see the iconic statue of a Minuteman on Lexington Battle Green. Tour Buckman Tavern where the militia gathered early on April 19, 1775, and Munroe Tavern, used by the British during their retreat. Explore the town's array of small shops. Or head for Minuteman Bikeway, an 11-mile paved rail trail from Bedford to Cambridge that's also great for walking or cross- country skiing, in season. No bicycle? Ask to borrow one from the inn. It's a short ride along the Battle Road to Minuteman National Historic Park where walking and cycling trails roll past farm fields. In season, park rangers give history talks at historic buildings and the new Visitor's Center features an interesting multi-media retelling of how the Revolutionary War began. Or head towards Concord and Walden Pond where walking trails lead from a small beach to the site of Thoreau's cabin in the woods. A full-size replica is close to the park- ing lot and book shop. Parking lots fill early on summer weekends. Concord's Colonial Inn Walk up to the inn's front desk and look around. In April 1775, the room you're standing in was where the local militia stored arms and supplies. When British soldiers marched from Boston to Lexington and Concord, their mission was to seize and destroy those munitions. 169 s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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