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!
Support and learn more about our transformative expansion and renovation project.


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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On Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
the Museum is open for regular hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NEWS & EVENTS

Be Thoreau: Writer - Panel and Workshop. How can we use Thoreau’s example to tap into our own writing genius? For the last event in conjunction with This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal at the Concord Museum, the Museum joins with the Thoreau Farm Trust and the Walden Woods Project to present a half-day session a... MORE

Be Our Guest Sundays. Admission-free Sundays at the Concord Museum! Winter afternoons are the perfect opportunity to come to the Concord Museum. Visit for the first time or revisit favorite galleries, including the special exhibition This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal open until January 21st, 2018. ... MORE

Be Our Guest Sundays. Admission-free Sundays at the Concord Museum! Winter afternoons are the perfect opportunity to come to the Concord Museum. Visit for the first time or revisit favorite galleries. All FREE--January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2018

A Visit with President Lincoln.  The Museum is pleased to again host Steve Wood and his amazing performance as Abraham Lincoln. Wood's first-person historical interpretation, "A Visit with Abraham Lincoln," includes stories of Lincoln's early life, campaign debates, the Civil War, and concludes with a stirring... MORE

Last Day to see This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal. The bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth culminated with the opening of the most comprehensive exhibition ever created about one of the world’s most original writers and thinkers. This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal brings together remarkable holdings from the wo... MORE

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 makes... MORE

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

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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