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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Painting Night with Paint Corner Art Bar.  Become an artist for an evening and create your own masterpiece in easy to follow steps - no experience is needed! An artist from the Paint Corner Art Bar will guide your creative efforts during this casual, artsy evening at the Museum with margaritas, wine, beer, and snacks. Ages 21 and... MORE

Mother's Day Concert: Rowe's Lane Quartet.  Join us for a special Mother’s Day concert as the Rowe's Lane Quartet performs the music of Mozart, Haydn, Giardini, and Onslow. Made up of members of the Handel and Haydn Society, Rowe’s Lane Quartet will play string quartets composed during the 1770s, on instruments from th... MORE

Revisiting N. C. Wyeth's 'Walden Pond Revisited'. In addition to the illustrations for Men of Concord, N. C. Wyeth created another homage to Henry David Thoreau, Walden Pond Revisited, in 1932/33. Christine Podmaniczky, Consulting Curator for the special exhibition N. C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord, discusses this painting as it relates ... MORE