A Gateway to Concord’s 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 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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Memorial Day - Museum is Open. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018 the Concord Museum is open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

29th Annual Garden Tour. Celebrating 29 Years of a New England Tradition, the Museum's Garden Tour has become a New England tradition for garden lovers from near and far. The Garden Tour will take place on two days, Friday and Saturday, June 1 and June 2, rain or shine. Each of the private gardens reflects the ... MORE

Fresh Goods Lecture Series: Shift, Stays, and Pannier. Shift, Stays, and Pannier As part of the Fresh Goods lecture series,  join historians and living history interpreters Linda Greene and Michele Gabrielson for an in-depth look at how women got dressed every day in the 1700s. They will explore the “ins” and “outs&rd... MORE

Walking Tour of Main Street. Take a walk down Concord’s Main Street with local historians Barbara Forman and Judy Fichtenbaum. Learn more about the shops that existed on the “Mill Dam” and how Concordians shopped for clothing and goods in the 18th and 19th centuries. This walk is part of a seri... MORE

Family Lego Build. A perfect event for the lego-maniac(s) in your life! On Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. visit Wright Tavern in Concord Center to meet Cody Wells, "The Lego Man" and take part in a C3Brix Custom Open Build. Cody will bring hundreds of thousands of bricks... MORE

Free Fun Friday. Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be FREE for all on June 29, as part of Free Fun Fridays. Discover treasures of Concord’s revolutionary and literary history, get your last chance to see Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New ... MORE

July 4th Activities at the Concord Museum. Prepare for your Fourth of July festivities at the Concord Museum! The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy our special 4th of July programs, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., to learn about the meaning of patriotism for early Americans and those that fought in the first battle ... MORE

Thomas J. Putnam Named Executive Director Concord Museum.  CONCORD – May 7, 2018  The Concord Museum Board of Governors has named Thomas J. Putnam the Museum’s new Edward W. Kane Executive Director.  Putnam will begin his position on June 4, 2018, which follows Margaret R. Burke’s recent retirement after seven years o... MORE