Wright's Tavern, built in 1747 at Concord, played a colorful role in events leading up to the War for Independence, and in the fighting which marked the war's first day (National Park Service)
Information plaque from the front of the Tavern
Backstory and Context
Wright’s Tavern was managed by Amos Wright at the dawn of the American Revolution. On April 19, 1775, local militia gathered here prior to the skirmish at Concord's North Bridge.
The Massachusetts Provincial Congress met prior to this time in October 1774, at the First Parish Church. Wright's Tavern also served as a meeting place for committees of the Congress during the 5-day session.