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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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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NEWS & EVENTS

Camera Obscura Workshop with Abelardo Morell - SOLD OUT. Abelardo Morell made his first picture using camera obscura technique in his darkened living room in 1991. To make an obscura image, Morell covers all of the windows in the respective room with black plastic to achieve total darkness. He then cuts a small hole in the plastic, over which he... MORE

Outdoor Movie Night: Little Women. Join the Concord Museum and the Orchard House on Thursday, June 29th for a celebration of Louisa May Alcott and the film adaptation of her famous novel Little Women! Bring the whole family for an outdoor movie under the stars on the Museum lawn. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for ... MORE

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

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