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.

NEWS & EVENTS

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

Lesneski Lecture and Tea. Dean Lahikainen, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art, Peabody Essex Museum presents the 2015 Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture, “Most Agreeable: Salem’s Eighteenth-Century Country Estates and Gardens.” Many wealthy merchants in and near Salem... MORE

The Art of Baseball featured in Harvard Magazine. The Concord Museum's upcoming spring exhibition, The Art of Baseball, is featured in the March/April 2015 issue of Harvard Magazine. The exhibition draws from a private collection of extraordinary art, including paintings, sculpture, prints, fabric, and memorabilia, as well as items on loa... MORE

Chris Evans Visits the Concord Museum. Chris Evans, the actor best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel films, visited the Museum in October 2014 to shoot a short promotional film for us. A Sudbury native, Chris grew up loving the history of this area, and he had a great time exploring objects and stories in ... MORE

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