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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Give the Gift of History

Black Friday…Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday. This holiday season, celebrate history!

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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.


Silhouette Portrait-Taking. Silhouette artist Jean Comerford cuts delightful heirloom-quality portraits that make a wonderful gift.  Appointments are available on Friday, November 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; sittings are ten minutes. Children six months and up and adults of all ages welcome. $35/profile; $15... MORE

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature. Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, now in its 19th year, gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist.  From November 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015, the Museum’s galleries are filled with over 30 fanciful trees of all sh... MORE