When you set out to explore historic Concord, begin at the Concord Museum.

As a gateway to historic Concord, Massachusetts, with one of the Paul Revere lanterns from 1775, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study and so much more, the Concord Museum is a great place to begin your exploration of Concord's remarkable revolutionary and literary past. Whether you spend a whole day or a few hours, arrange for a tour or come as a self-guided group, Museum staff are here to help you arrange the best experience for your group.

Student Groups

Visiting with a group of students? We have information for K-8 field trips here and Middle/High School tours here.

Highlights of the Concord Museum

Interested in the American Revolution, the Concord authors, or decorative arts? Virtually visit highlights of the Museum here.

General Group Information

The Concord Museum is open year-round.

Reservations: Reservations are recommended for all groups. Contact us to learn more or schedule a visit (978) 369-9763, ext. 214 or

Group Rates

  • Adults, Seniors and College Students: $8.00 Self-guided, $10.00 Guided ($15.00 during Family Trees)

  • Youth (6-17): $5.00 Self-guided, $7.00 Guided ($6.00 and $7.00 during Family Trees)

  • Escorts: Escort and driver admitted free

Recommended Visit Length: 1 ¼–1 ½ Hours

Capacity: 10-60 at one time slot; contact us to arrange for larger groups!

Accessibility and amenities: The Concord Museum is fully handicapped accessible and climate-controlled.

Parking: Parking is free.  Bus parking is available along both sides of Cambridge Turnpike in front of the Museum entrance at 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA.

Location: Just 20 miles west of Boston, close to major highways, Lexington and Concord centers, rivers, parks, and other historic sites. Front entrance located at 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742.

Museum Shop: Find books, gifts, and souvenirs for all ages.

Grounds: Groups are welcome to picnic and enjoy the grounds and our open air courtyard. 

Customized Tours

Tours provide an overview of Concord’s history, focus on the Revolution, or highlight the authors Emerson and Thoreau, based on the interest of your group. Trained educators provide engaging stories and discussion during tours while highlighting the star objects and spaces of the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

In addition to a guided experience in the Museum galleries, tours can include:

  • The fourteen-minute Exploring Concord film

  • Hands-on activities related to focus of the tour 

For an additional fee:

  • Living history presentations in which costumed interpreters engage and challenge your group in lively conversation 

  • Walking tours of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery or the Old North Bridge

  • Step-on guide service 

Special Exhibitions

With two or three special exhibitions each year, from photographs by Annie Leibovitz to the highlights of Concord’s amazing Civil War experiences, check back yearly for what is upcoming.

Itinerary Planning

Let us help plan your visit to historic Concord with suggestions for half, full, and multi-day visits. We can suggest Revolutionary or Literary itineraries, group-friendly restaurants, and help orient you to all the inspiring history that Concord has to offer. Here are a few ideas to get you started, or contact our groups department directly at (978) 369-9763, ext. 214 or