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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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

Teddy Bear Tea. Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple craft. Tea served in Brooke Hall with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord ma... MORE

Fresh Goods: Shopping for clothing in a New England Town, 1750-1900. Join us for the exhibition opening of Fresh Goods: Shopping for clothing in a New England Town, 1750-1900. How do you shop for clothes? Do you go to a department store at the mall, buy online or through mail order catalogues, shop locally at specialty shops, or frequent consignment shop... MORE

Winter Night at Wright Tavern. Shake off the winter blues at Wright Tavern! Join us for a talk on taverns and their Revolutionary history with local historian John Hannigan. Then, try some brews like “Powder Horn Pale Ale” and “Midnight Rider Porter” with a beer tasting hosted by Battle Road ... MORE

Patriots' Day Weekend at the Concord Museum. Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Join us for gallery talks, collection spotlights, activities, and crafts. The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with special activities ongoing from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free with Museum admiss... MORE

Patriots' Day Weekend at the Concord Museum. Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Join us for gallery talks, collection spotlights, activities, and crafts. The Museum is open from noon – 5:00 p.m., with special activities throughout the day. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Patriots’ Day at the Concord Museum. After the Patriots’ Day parade, stop by the Museum to enjoy patriotic crafts for families, try on colonial clothing, and explore the Museum’s outstanding collection of objects that were witness to the events of April 1775 - including the famous, “one, if by land, two, if ... 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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