Starting on October 9, 2018, as part of the Museum's Campus Master Plan, the Concord Museum's galleries will be temporarily closed for renovations. The Museum will continue to offer walking tours, lectures and special events at the historic Wright Tavern.
Opening November 2, 2018, please come to the Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center where our Highlights of the Concord Museum features over 100 objects, including the famed 1775 lantern from the night of Paul Revere’s ride, and Native American tools from 10,000 years ago, all exhibited in six different spaces to members and the general public. Our Lyceum also features Abelardo Morell’s mural-sized “Walden: Woods and Pond” (2016).
The daily life of Concord residents can be explored through both the objects they made and used, as well as through regularly-scheduled hands-on activities and programs. For the duration of this exhibition, interpreters will lead 30-45 minute tours.
Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center Hours
November 2 -
Monday – Friday
Saturday & Sunday
** Extended hours on the day after Thanksgiving 2018, and New Year's Day 2019 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
January 2, 2019 - Spring 2019
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Guided Tours included with admission.
(Group Tours available on weekdays by appointment only)
|The Education Center is CLOSED:||Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day|
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|General Admission||Admission during Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature|
|Students (18 & over with valid id)||$4||$5|
|Children under 5||Free||Free|
|Active Military (with valid id)||Free||Free|
|Admission with EBT card Participating EBT organizations.||$2 per person - for up to 4 people||$2 per person - for up to 4 people|
The Museum’s front entrance is located at 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742.
The town of Concord is approximately 20 miles west of Boston. The Concord Museum and Rasmussen Education Center are easily accessible from Route 495 or Route 128/I95, via Route 2, and are located 1/4 mile east of Concord Center, at the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike; entrance is on Cambridge Turnpike; parking is free.
Take the Red Line train to the Porter Square stop. At Porter Square, take the Fitchburg commuter rail to Concord station. The Museum is a one-mile walk from the Concord train station. Once you have exited the station, cross the street at the intersection as if you are going to the Mobil Station (Sudbury Road). Then turn left and continue down Sudbury Road until you reach Main Street. Continue onto Main Street and go straight through town, approximately 2 blocks, until you reach the rotary at the Town Green. At the rotary, bear right onto Lexington Road (the large white Unitarian Universalist Church will be on your right; the Colonial Inn will be at your back). The Museum is 1/3 of a mile down between the fork in the road. Cross Lexington Road at the cross walk, and the entrance to the Museum and Rasmussen Center is on Cambridge Turnpike.
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Throughout construction the Concord Museum will continue to welcome students into the new Rasmussen Education Center with visits that connect real artifacts with people, places and ideas. K-12 students explore Native American life, the Colonies, the Revolution, the Civil War, and the authors Thoreau and Emerson—all in interdisciplinary and hands-on ways. Learn more.
Groups of all ages are welcome to tour the Highlights of the Concord Museum in the new Rasmussen Education Center. Come see the lantern from Paul Revere’s famous ride, Henry David Thoreau’s Desk from Walden Pond, and much more. Learn more.