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.

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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Town of Concord Employee Appreciation Day. The Concord Museum invites all Employees of the Town of Concord and their families to visit as our guests! Visit us during "Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature." Enjoy the Museum's history galleries & period rooms filled with ornamented trees of all shap... MORE

Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings. Jerry Pinkney, Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and Honorary Chair of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, presents a program about his art and career, spanning more than 50 years and 100 books. Pinkney will share his influences, from the fairy tales his mother re... MORE

Opening of Walden: Four Views. Guided and inspired by Thoreau's journals and his seminal work Walden, Abelardo Morell has made new panoramic photographic works that suggest fresh new angles from which to look at Walden Pond. In the galleries February 10, 2017 through August 20, 2017

Teddy Bear Tea. Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa, and take part in a simple craft. Seatings are from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Non-members are $20/person, Members $15/person; inc... MORE

Teddy Bear Tea. Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa, and take part in a simple craft. Seatings are from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Non-members are $20/person, Members $15/person; inc... MORE

Walden Four Views - A lecture by Abelardo Morell. In his illustrated lecture on Walden Four Views, Abelardo Morell will speak abou thow he came to make his most recent series of photographs for this special exhibition at the Concord Museum. Employing his tent camera and a technique using multiple exposures paired with cliché verres... MORE

NEH Teacher's Workshop: Living and Writing Deliberately – Non-residential week. July 16-21, 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers Living and Writing Deliberately: The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry Thoreau This is a very special year to study Thoreau in his own hometown of Concord, Massach... MORE

NEH Teacher's Workshop: Living and Writing Deliberately – Residential week. July 23-28, 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers Living and Writing Deliberately: The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry Thoreau This is a very special year to study Thoreau in his own hometown of Concord, Massa... MORE

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