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.


Bedtime Stories in the Morning. Join us for bedtime stories in the morning! Wear your pajamas, have a seat in the special exhibition Good Night, Sleep Tight: Art from Children’s Literature and listen to stories about going to sleep and about not wanting to go to sleep. See original illustrations from clas... MORE

Tea & Sweets. Enjoy Tea & Sweets in elegant Brooke Hall at the Concord Museum on Fridays and Saturdays, February 6 through March 28.  Tea served with the jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord makes the afternoon experience a memorable one. Deliciou... MORE

Opening the Drawers: Members-Only Program. Join Curator David Wood for a Members-only, behind-the-scenes gallery talk and learn more about recent acquisitions to the Museum’s collection. Space is limited. Saturday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m.; Members free; by reservation only, online or by calling (978) 369-9763, ext. 216.

Behind Closed Doors Lecture with Jane Nylander. Join Behind Closed Doors Consulting Curator Jane Nylander for “Handsome Drapery and Sweet Repose: Looking Even Closer at New England Beds and Bedrooms, 1740-1860.” Nylander’s lecture expands on many of the themes in the exhibition, weaving together diary entries, sni... MORE