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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Women of Concord Walking Tour. This Labor Day walking tour starts at the Museum with a close look at the objects in the special exhibition Women of Concord. Then, visit sites in and around Concord Center, where Museum Interpreter Judy Fichtenbaum will set these women -- some famous, some almost invisible -- in the lands... MORE

Free Community Day. The Concord Museum invites the community to enjoy one last look at N. C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord, or take this chance to visit for the first time before the exhibition closes on September 18. The exhibition brings together for the first time in nearly eighty years the twelve origi... MORE

4th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture.  "A Pumpkin all to Myself: Henry David Thoreau and the Wyeth Family of Artists" Elliot Bostwick Davis, John Moors Cabot Chair and curator of the 2014 Jamie Wyeth retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, discusses Henry David Thoreau's literature in relation to three ge... MORE

The Art and Mystery of the Dollhouse: Members Preview and Reception.  Explore tiny worlds that capture life’s detail and capture the imagination through dollhouses and miniatures from the 17th through early 20th centuries. Discover the dollhouse’s evolution from wealthy treasure to colorful children’s plaything. Highlights include a rare... MORE

The Art and Mystery of the Dollhouse: After School Exhibition Opening for Families. Join us for an afternoon of treats and hands-on activities during this family-friendly celebration of The Art and Mystery of the Dollhouse. Included free with Museum admission. Members free.