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.

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 Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center is now open,
featuring Highlights from the Concord Museum collection.

PLEASE NOTE: Currently, the Museum's permanent galleries are closed for renovations until Fall 2019

All of our school programs will be available as usual, and the Museum continues to offer a diverse slate of programs for adults and families.

If you have questions or need more information, please email us at cm1@concordmuseum.org, or call 978-369-9763, x216

Renovations include installing new mechanical, electrical, and HVAC systems in the original 1930 building, as part of the Museum's Campus Master Plan.

The new, energy-efficient systems are urgently needed to allow for future upgrades to the Museum's exhibition spaces, and to ensure the long-term preservation of the Museum's invaluable permanent collection of historical artifacts.
A visitor services area will be built to enhance the visitor experience and provide a gateway for exploring Concord.

Curator David Wood explained, “It’s important for people to know that while the Museum galleries are closed for renovation, the Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center will have on view Highlights of the Concord Museum, which includes over 100 historical artifacts from the Concord Museum collection including Paul Revere’s lantern and Henry David Thoreau’s desk.”

Throughout the fall, the Museum will continue to host walking tours, lectures and special events at the historic Wright Tavern and the Education Center.

The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections in the country, and 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.

Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history.


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23rd Family Trees:
A Celebration of Children’s Literature
in the Rasmussen Education Center 

Come see over 100 Highlights from the Concord Museum Collection.

Weekdays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This includes Family Tree Hours

Special Hours: Friday, November 23, 2018 and Tuesday, January, 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

More information about Admission and Hours can be found here.


Member Meet-Up Series: Peabody Essex Museum. December Member Meet-Up: Peabody Essex Museum By registration only. Wanting more from the Mass Fashion collaborative? Let’s meet at the Peabody Essex Museum for a tour of their Mass Fashion collaborative exhibit, Empresses of China’s Forbidden City. ... MORE

Costume Character Day. Come by the Concord Museum to meet the famous groovy, blue cat, Pete! No matter where he goes, Pete the Cat always keeps his cool. This beloved character comes from the brain of Kimberly and James Dean, as well as award winning musician Eric Litwin. Visitors can meet Pete the Cat come ... MORE

Town of Concord Employee Appreciation Day. On display at the Museum’s new Rasmussen Education Center, enjoy Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature, filled with ornamented trees of all shapes & sizes, inspired by a dazzling selection of classic & contemporary children’s picture books. Also on view: ... MORE

Member Meet-Up Series: Fuller Craft Museum. January Member Meet-Up: Fuller Craft Museum Friday, January 11, 2019 11:00am Must be a Concord Museum member to register. Free. Not a member yet? Join here. Join Genevieve Burgett, Membership and Development Coordinator, and other Concord Museum members for a special tour of... MORE