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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Behind Closed Doors: Asleep in New England

October 10, 2014 - March 22, 2015

Behind Closed Doors will uncover the complex role sleep has played in everyday life throughout American history.


At Emerson's Doorstep Walk. Join local historian and educator Jayne Gordon for "At Emerson's Doorstep." This exploration of Emerson's neighborhood will begin and end at the Concord Museum, which was built on land that was once the philosopher's orchard. Using Museum collections, buildings, roads, paths, and... MORE

Concord Museum Joins Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live. Free Admission for All Participants Presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on September 27, 2014 Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history Concord, MA, September 27, 2014—The Concord Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturd... MORE