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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Calling All Patriots!
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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Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature
on view now through
January 1, 2018

NEWS & EVENTS

Town Employees Appreciation Day. Enjoy the Museum's history galleries & period rooms filled with ornamented trees of all shapes & sizes, inspired by a dazzling selection of classic & contemporary children's picture books. Please let us know if you are planning to attend by calling (978) 369-9763, ext. 216 o... MORE

Be Thoreau: Writer - Panel and Workshop. How can we use Thoreau’s example to tap into our own writing genius? For the last event in conjunction with This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal at the Concord Museum, the Museum joins with the Thoreau Farm Trust and the Walden Woods Project to present a half-day session a... MORE

A Visit with President Lincoln.  The Museum is pleased to again host Steve Wood and his amazing performance as Abraham Lincoln. Wood's first-person historical interpretation, "A Visit with Abraham Lincoln," includes stories of Lincoln's early life, campaign debates, the Civil War, and concludes with a stirring... MORE

Teddy Bear Tea. Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple craft. Tea served in Brooke Hall with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord makes... MORE

Teddy Bear Tea. Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple craft. Tea served in Brooke Hall with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord ma... MORE

Winter Night at Wright Tavern. Shake off the winter blues at Wright Tavern! Join us for a talk on taverns and their Revolutionary history with local historian John Hannigan. Then, try some brews like “Powder Horn Pale Ale” and “Midnight Rider Porter” with a beer tasting hosted by Battle Road ... MORE

Christmas Eve 2017 - The Museum is Closed. The Concord Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve Day, Sunday, December 24. The Museum will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, December 26 at 9:00 a.m.  

Construction Begins at the Concord Museum. The Concord Museum will remain open throughout the construction of its New Education Center, which will be completed in July 2018. PARKING: Throughout construction, FREE parking is available in the Museum's parking lot, as well as along Cambridge Turnpike and Lexington Road. Handicap ... MORE

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