Located in Monument Square in the quaint New England Village of Concord, is the gracious Colonial Inn. Originally built in 1716, it was later used as a private residence for the Minot family. Capt. Minot was a soldier and physician during the Revolutionary War. Part of the structure was used to store arms and ammunition. At that time, the British attempted to steal and destroy the stored supplies. The first battle of the Revolutionary War took place at North Bridge on April 19, 1775. Dr. Timothy Minot attended to many wounded soldiers. In 1889, with the addition of two other buildings, the structure became a well known Inn. The Inn played an important part in history. The area was also the home of many famous characters of literature, such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau resided with his family at the Inn while attending Harvard from 1835-1837, before living on Walden Pond. Later, serving as a boarding house and hotel, it changed hands in 1988, and became what we know as the Colonial Inn in 1900. Many have enjoyed the fine hospitality of the Inn, including Frankin D. Roosevelt, P.T. Barnam, Shirley Temple, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jacqueline Kennedy... to name a few.