A Gateway to Concordís History

From the first shots in the battle for
American Independence to the legacy of
Emerson and Thoreau—when visiting Concord, start at the Concord Museum.
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Explore Renowned Collections

One of the oldest collections of Americana
in the country, including the largest collection of Thoreau-related objects in the world. Learn more.

Learn through Objects

Bringing history into the lives of learners
of all ages—the Concord Museum connects
real artifacts with people, places, and ideas. 
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The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country. Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history.

The Concord Museum is the one place where all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary, and decorative arts treasures. Take in the quiet eloquence of our Exploring Concord film, enjoy the historic beauty of our period rooms, and create your own memories with our family-friendly hands-on activities.   


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The Art of Baseball

April 17 - September 20, 2015

The Art of Baseball
explores the many ways that artists have passionately responded to America’s national pastime. Doris Kearns Goodwin is Honorary Curator.


Extra Innings. Youth baseball and softball players, coaches, fans, and families are admitted free to the Museum to visit The Art of Baseball, enjoy activities, and more. Team uniforms encouraged! Thursday, July 2 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.; free. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

Stump! Trivia Night. Bring your friends for a lively night of sports trivia (with plenty of baseball questions!) plus music, food, fun, prizes, and a beer tasting provided by Ipswich Ale Brewery. Wednesday, July 15 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Members $10, Non-members $12. Reservations required: online or by calling... MORE

Vintage Baseball Game. Step back in time and watch the Lowell Base Ball Club against the Lynn Live Oaks in doubleheader vintage baseball games played by 19th-century rules: Players don’t wear gloves, the pitcher throws underhand, and if a ball is caught after one bounce, it’s still an out! 12:00 - 3:... MORE

Chris Evans Visits the Concord Museum. Chris Evans, the actor best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel films, visited the Museum in October 2014 to shoot a short promotional film for us. A Sudbury native, Chris grew up loving the history of this area, and he had a great time exploring objects and stories in ... MORE