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For a small town, Concord has a big history. From the “shot heard round the world” to the writers of the American literary renaissance, things have happened here, words have been spoken here, and books have been written here which changed the face of a nation. And nowhere is that important heritage captured more dramatically than at the Concord Museum—the ideal place to begin your visit to this picturesque community.

Highlights include:

  • Native American stone tools from 4,000–7,000 years ago

  • Revolutionary War artifacts including the famous 1775 Paul Revere lantern

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study and Henry David Thoreau’s bed, desk, and
    chair from Walden Pond

  • Period rooms rich with furnishings that offer a glimpse into three centuries of
    home life in Concord

And much more!

Museum Hours

January, Feb., March

Mon.–Sat., 11:00–4:00

Sundays, 1:00–4:00

April & May

Mon.–Sat.,  9:00–5:00

Sundays, 12:00–5:00

June, July, August

Mon.–Sat.,  9:00–5:00

Sundays, 9:00–5:00

Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.

Mon.–Sat.,  9:00–5:00

Sundays, 12:00–5:00


The Museum is closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, and closes at 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
 

 

Admission

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General Admission:

Adults $10
Seniors (62 & over) $8
Students (18 & over with valid id) $8
Children $5
Children 5 and under Free
Active Military (with valid id): Free

Contact Us

(978) 369-9763
cm1@concordmuseum.org

Location

The town of Concord is approximately 20 miles west of Boston. The Concord Museum is easily accessible from Route 495 or Route 128/I95, via Route 2, and is 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.

For GPS
The Museum’s front entrance is located at 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742.

Via MBTA
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. Bear right onto Cambridge Turnpike for the Museum entrance.
 


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The Concord Museum will remain open throughout the construction of our New Education Center and parking lot, which begins in May 2017.

Throughout construction, parking will be available along Cambridge Turnpike and Lexington Road. Click here for a parking information Map.

Handicap parking is located directly in front of the Museum in a dedicated handicap space.
During Museum hours, free public parking is also available at the Wayside lot (on Lexington and Hawthorne Lane) and free and metered parking is available in Concord Center. (Both are 10-15 minute walk to the Museum).
The construction area will be fenced-off and clearly marked with signage and banners.

School Visits

At the Concord Museum, visits 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. 

Group Tours

Groups of all ages are welcome at the Concord Museum. Come see the lantern from Paul Revere’s famous ride, Henry David Thoreau’s Desk from Walden Pond, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Study, and much more. Learn more. 

Families

The Concord Museum welcomes children and families! Plan your visit to Concord and the Museum. See all of our upcoming events in our calendar
 

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