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.

NEWS & EVENTS

Coffin-Making Demonstration. Join craftsman Mason McBrien from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, ME for an afternoon of coffin building.  Watch him in Brooke Hall as he uses traditional tools to build a simple wooden coffin much like the historic one in Behind Closed Doors from Hancock, NH. Mr. ... MORE

2nd Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture. The Concord Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Edward Cooke, who served as the first curator of the Concord Museum from 1984-85, as the speaker for the Concord Museum's 2nd Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture. Now the Charles F. Montgomery Professor of American Decorative Arts in the Department of ... MORE

Silhouette Portrait-Taking. Silhouette artist Jean Comerford cuts delightful heirloom-quality portraits that make a wonderful gift.  Appointments 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; sittings are ten minutes. Children six months and up and adults of all ages welcome. $35/profile; $... MORE

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