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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The Art of Baseball

April 17 - September 20, 2015

The Art of Baseball
explores the many ways that artists have passionately responded to America’s national pastime. Doris Kearns Goodwin is Honorary Curator.


Hands-On History. An afternoon for kids and families to learn together through crafts, history hunts, and special gallery activities; included free with Museum admission. On September 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., learn how genealogists use family trees by examining the Emerson family tree. Then, begin... MORE

The Art of Baseball Gallery Talk. Enjoy a gallery talk with Curator David Wood in The Art of Baseball. Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m.; included free with Museum admission, Members free.

1827 Concord: A Walking Tour with Jayne Gordon. An inventory of Thomas Dugan’s property in 1827 provides an intriguing glimpse into the life of this formerly enslaved Concordian. His possessions speak to his family life and his work in Concord, but what of his community? What was the town like in 1827 at a midpoint between the Ame... 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