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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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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The most comprehensive exhibit ever created about Henry David Thoreau:

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal

September 29, 2017 to January 21, 2018


This Ever New Self: THOREAU AND HIS JOURNAL. The exhibition will be on view at the Morgan from June 2 - September 10, 2017, and subsequently travel to the Concord Museum for exhibition from September 29, 2017‐ January 21, 2018. The first major exhibition devoted to the life of one of America's most influential citizens, this p... MORE

Construction Begins at the Concord Museum. The Concord Museum will remain open throughout the construction of our New Education Center and parking lot, which begins in April 2017. Parking Throughout construction, parking will be available along Cambridge Turnpike and Lexington Road. Handicap parking is located directly in fro... MORE