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.

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal

Celebrating the Bicentennial of
Henry David Thoreau's birth.
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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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Calling All Patriots!
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The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections 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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NEWS & EVENTS

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature Opens. Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, now in its 22nd year, gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist. From November 22, 2017 - January 1, 2018, the Museum’s galleries are filled with over 30 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decor... MORE

Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts. Visiting Family Trees this Thanksgiving weekend? On Friday, November 24th, get crafty with your family with special projects related to the children’s books featured in the Museum galleries during Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Free with Family Trees admi... MORE

Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts. Visiting Family Trees this Thanksgiving weekend? On Saturday, November 25th, get crafty with your family with special projects related to the children’s books featured in the Museum galleries during Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Free with Family Trees ... MORE

Construction Begins at the Concord Museum. The Concord Museum will remain open throughout the construction of its New Education Center, which will be completed in July 2018. PARKING: Throughout construction, FREE parking is available in the Museum's parking lot, as well as along Cambridge Turnpike and Lexington Road. Handicap ... MORE

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