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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PLEASE NOTE: Currently, the Museum galleries are closed for renovations until Fall 2019

  The Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center is now open,
featuring Highlights from the Concord Museum collection.

All of our school programs will be available as usual, and the Museum continues to offer a diverse slate of programs for adults and families.

If you have questions or need more information, please email us at cm1@concordmuseum.org, or call 978-369-9763, x216

Renovations include installing new mechanical, electrical, and HVAC systems in the original 1930 building, as part of the Museum's Campus Master Plan.

The new, energy-efficient systems are urgently needed to allow for future upgrades to the Museum's exhibition spaces, and to ensure the long-term preservation of the Museum's invaluable permanent collection of historical artifacts.
A visitor services area will be built to enhance the visitor experience and provide a gateway for exploring Concord.

Curator David Wood explained, “It’s important for people to know that while the Museum galleries are closed for renovation, the Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center will have on view Highlights of the Concord Museum, which includes over 100 historical artifacts from the Concord Museum collection including Paul Revere’s lantern and Henry David Thoreau’s desk.”

Throughout the fall, the Museum will continue to host walking tours, lectures and special events at the historic Wright Tavern and the Education Center.

The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections in the country, and 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.

Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history.


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The Rasmussen Education Center
is now Open!

Come see over 100 Highlights from the Concord Museum Collection
including Paul Revere's lantern.

Weekdays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Free Open Houses continue for Middlesex residents
on November 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2018.

More information about Admission and Hours can be found here.


Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature Opens. 2018 marks the 23rd year of the Concord Museum’s award-winning Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, organized by the Guild of Volunteers with Patty Flint and Pam Nelson as co-chairs. This fall, the Museum will be celebrating the opening of a new Education... MORE

The Fête. Join friends of the Museum for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at our annual event celebrating the opening of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature. Save the date for Friday, November 30, 2018, and join the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers Fête chairs Leah but... MORE

Holiday House Tour 2018. On the 8th Annual Holiday House Tour, enjoy touring seven 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 Wright Tavern (2 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742) begi... 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. Organized by the Guild of  Volunteers, this event has a long tradition with Concord Museum families. Some wh... MORE

Special Louisa May Alcott Performance - Limited Seating. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott will come by the Rasmussen Education Center to visit with you and to see the two Family Trees based on her works, Little Women and Flower Fables!  Geared for ages 6 to 106, this interacti... MORE