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 Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775

April 18September 21, 2014

The events of one day - April 19, 1775 - turned an uprising into a war that gave birth to a new nation. Learn about this fateful day through up-close encounters with authentic objects. Search the Revolutionary War collection.


Skinner Appraisal Day. Do you have a family heirloom passed down through generations? Maybe a great yard sale item or flea market find that might be a treasure? Would you like to know what it is worth? Bring your special items to the Skinner Appraisal Day at the Museum for a verbal appraisal with Stephen Fl... MORE

The Shot Heard Round the World Featured on Greater Boston. The Concord Museum is pleased to share WGBH Greater Boston's recent feature story on the special exhibition The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775. Watch the entire clip with Jared Bowen and Emily Rooney here. The Shot Heard Round the World is on view at the Concord Museum thr... MORE

Cummings Davis Society Survey. The Cummings Davis Society is the Museum’s collections group for friends with a special interest in the Museum’s collection and American decorative arts. Since 1989 the Cummings Davis Society has provided crucial support to help the Museum acquire significant artifacts and to p... MORE