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.

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal

Celebrating the Bicentennial of
Henry David Thoreau's birth.
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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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Calling All Patriots!
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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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NEWS & EVENTS

Museum is open - 9 am - 5 pm. On Friday, November 24th, the Concord Museum is open for regular hours, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts. Visiting Family Trees this Thanksgiving weekend? On Friday, November 24th, get crafty with your family with special projects related to the children’s books featured in the Museum galleries during Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Free with Family Trees admi... MORE

Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts. Visiting Family Trees this Thanksgiving weekend? On Saturday, November 25th, get crafty with your family with special projects related to the children’s books featured in the Museum galleries during Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Free with Family Trees ... MORE

The Fete. The Guild of Volunteers of the Concord Museum cordially invites you to The Fête on Friday, December 1st. Enjoy an evening with signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a visit to the 22nd annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature. Join members and friends at t... MORE

Holiday House Tour 2017. On the 7th Annual Holiday House Tour, enjoy touring several of Concord's most beautiful private homes, professionally decorated in the holiday spirit by local and well-known interior designers. Programs for the Tour can be picked up at the Museum beginning at 9:00 a.m on Saturday, December... MORE

Be Thoreau: Writer - Panel and Workshop. Join journalists, poets, and educators for an exploration of the Concord landscapes and legacy of Henry Thoreau as well as a discussion of place and how to write evocatively about where we are. Save the date and check back here for more details! This event is co-sponsored by the Con... MORE

Morning with Santa. Don’t miss Santa’s stop at the Concord Museum. Enjoy a delightful visit and photo with Santa, as well as a number of engaging seasonal crafts and activities including face painting, treasure hunts, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and more. Organized by the Guild of&n... MORE

Exploring the Animated Picture Book with D.B. Johnson. Author/Illustrator D. B. Johnson presents the newest addition to his “Henry series of picture books,” titled Polly Wolly Willy Woggle and Other Rhymes From Walden. As the name implies, Johnson has written a book of nursery rhymes that are based on memorable passages from Henry ... MORE

Authors and Illustrators Day. Meet some of the accomplished authors and illustrators whose books are featured in Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Explore the decorated trees throughout the Museum galleries, and visit with authors and illustrators as they sign your books including D.B. Joh... MORE

Henry Bear Playdate. D.B. Johnson’s Henry Bear goes on some fantastic adventures! Spend your morning with the Concord Museum and hear the story of how Henry built a cabin, climbed a mountain, and hiked to Fitchburg. See the real objects Henry David Thoreau owned, then make a craft to take home. No advan... MORE

Christmas Eve 2017 - The Museum is Closed. The Concord Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve Day, Sunday, December 24. The Museum will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, December 26 at 9:00 a.m.  

Construction Begins at the Concord Museum. The Concord Museum will remain open throughout the construction of its New Education Center, which will be completed in July 2018. PARKING: Throughout construction, FREE parking is available in the Museum's parking lot, as well as along Cambridge Turnpike and Lexington Road. Handicap ... MORE

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