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 Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775

April 18September 21, 2014

An hour-by-hour account of the actions of British Regulars and Patriots on April 19th, 1775


Cokie Roberts. In conjunction with the special exhibition The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775, the Concord Museum is honored to welcome Cokie Roberts. Roberts, author of Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation and Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies, will speak at the Fenn Schoo... MORE

Early Spring minisite. To provide ongoing access to Early Spring: Henry Thoreau and Climate Change, the Museum has created an online version of the exhibition. This “exhibition minisite” is integrated into the Museum’s website, and contains information from the original gallery installatio... MORE

The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775. The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775, a special exhibition at the Concord Museum opening April 18, 2014, reunites an extraordinary assemblage of objects—from the lantern Paul Revere had flashed as a signal, to William Diamond’s drum that summoned the Lexingt... MORE