Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to tour the Museum?
Because the Museum is self-touring and self-paced, visiting times will vary. For those interested in a quick visit to the Museum, our permanent galleries can be viewed in as little as 45 minutes. You may want to allow extra time if you plan to go through our special exhibitions. Most visitors spend between one to two hours. The Museum is filled with artifacts and engaging information, audio stations, hands-on activities, and of course, a Museum Shop, so it can just as easily accommodate those visitors who wish to spend an entire morning or afternoon exploring the history of Concord and our nation.

Do I need reservations to tour the Museum?
Visitors may purchase tickets any time during Museum hours without making reservations. If you have a group of 10 or more, you should make a reservation with our Group Tours department by calling the Museum at (978) 369-9763, ext 214. More about Group Visits.

What else is there to see in Concord?
While the Museum is a great place to start a visit to Concord, there are history lessons on every corner in this remarkable town. Explore Concord.

Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?
All of the Museum’s galleries and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair is available for use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also designated handicap parking spaces.

Is there a place to eat at the Museum?
The Museum does not have a restaurant or café. However, you will find many places to eat in nearby Concord Center or in West Concord.

Am I able to leave the Museum and return later that same day?
Yes. Your admission sticker is valid until the Museum closes and will allow you to return to the Museum any time on that same day.

Is the Museum appropriate for young children?
The Concord Museum welcomes young children of all ages. Our galleries include a number of hands-on activities for children. We also provide a treasure hunt and a family guide free with admission. Through our treasure hunts, children will experience the thrill of discovery as they move through the galleries. Strollers are allowed in all of our galleries. More fun for families.

Does the Museum have parking?
Parking is available in the lot next to the Museum and on the road in front of the Museum. All parking is free.