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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Follow in the Nature Journaling Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau recorded the natural events around his cabin in the woods of Walden. In this workshop, artist Clare Walker Leslie will share easy and fun ways to set up and keep a nature journal using both writing and simple drawings. Visit the grounds of the Museum and a replica of Thoreau’... MORE

Free Fun Friday.  Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be open FREE for all on August 12 as part of Free Fun Fridays. Discover treasures of Concord’s revolutionary and literary history, get inspired by art and nature, and much more. The Museum will be o... MORE