Student Tours


Middle school, high school and college field trips introduce your students to Concord’s remarkable history at the Concord Museum. Whether students are studying the American Revolution, the authors Emerson and Thoreau, or a little of everything, let us tailor an experience to match your group’s interest, abilities, and grade level.

Highlights of the Concord Museum

Interested in the American Revolution, the Concord authors, or decorative arts? 

Virtually visit highlights of the Museum here.

Are you a K-5 Teacher? Visit our School Programs page.

General Group Information

The Concord Museum is open year-round.

Reservations: Reservations are recommended for student groups. Contact us to learn more or book: (978) 369-9763, ext. 214 or grouptours@concordmuseum.org.

Group Rates: 

  • 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)
  • Adults: 1 Chaperone for every 10 students required and admitted free, additional adults are $7.00 for groups ages 6-17

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. 

Tours for Students

Trained educators take students through the Museum to show highlights of the collection or to start conversations with groups eager for a more in-depth study. With tours designed specifically to engage students, groups will remember their visit to Emerson’s study, seeing Thoreau’s furniture form Walden Pond, and getting close to the lantern from Paul Revere’s ride. 

New! Authors Tour:  Designed to view the Concord Museum and its collections through the lens of the Concord authors, educators take students through on an interactive tour of the Museum with a focus on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.  Students discover how Concord and its history influenced the authors and their writing from Thoreau’s interest in Native Americans and archaeology to Emerson’s connections to the Revolution.  See the key from the jail that inspired Civil Disobedience, compare the desks where both men wrote, and learn about the authors as writers and as men.

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 grouptours@concordmuseum.org

RSS