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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.
Extended through August
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At the Center of Revolution. Led by a Museum educator, take the short walk from Wright Tavern to the Old North Bridge. Learn about the events leading up to April 19, 1775 and the first battle of the American Revolution. Discover the stories behind the monuments at the Bridge and the center of town. 1 mile walk, mo... MORE
William Brewster and the Concord Landscape, with Jayne Gordon. Ornithologist William Brewster, founder of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, used Concord as his field station. His October Farm property on Ball’s Hill between the Concord River and Monument Street was the epicenter for his research. Today, through the efforts of the town’s D... MORE
Living History at Wright Tavern. You never know who you’ll run into at Wright Tavern! Come by to chat with the local tavern keeper, a British red coat, or Samuel Whitney - Delegate to the 1774 Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Following the "Emerson's Circle" Walking Tour on July 28th, a l... MORE
Emerson's Circle Walk. In the 1800s, Concord was the center for American authors and thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. They gathered together with other Concordians to discuss issues of the day such as slavery, war, the natural world, and many other topics.... MORE
At the Center of Revolution. Led by a Museum educator, take the short walk from Wright Tavern to the Old North Bridge. Learn about the events leading up to April 19, 1775 and the first battle of the American Revolution. Discover the stories behind the monuments at the Bridge and the center of town. 1 mile walk, ... MORE
In Her Own Words: Mary Merrick Brooks and Strategies of Reform, with Sandra Harbert Pertrulionis. In the decades leading to the Civil War, Concord's most committed antislavery zealot was not one of the town's famous authors but a person you've probably never heard of. Yet from the early 1830s until her death in 1868, Mary Merrick Brooks was at the center of the radical abolitionist eff... MORE
Ellen Garrison: Educator, Social Justice Advocate, Daughter of Concord - with Maria Madison and Kerri Greenidge. Ellen Garrison was born in the Robbins House in 1823. After her inspiring and challenging youth in Concord, Massachusetts, she moved to Boston, where she became a teacher and joined the city’s social justice community. She attended events and assisted with fundraisers for abolitionis... MORE
Thomas J. Putnam Named Executive Director Concord Museum. CONCORD – May 7, 2018 The Concord Museum Board of Governors has named Thomas J. Putnam the Museum’s new Edward W. Kane Executive Director. Putnam will begin his position on June 4, 2018, which follows Margaret R. Burke’s recent retirement after seven years o... MORE