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.
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
January—March. Mon.–Sat., 11:00–4:00; Sun., 1:00–4:00
April—December. Mon.–Sat., 9:00–5:00; Sun., 12:00–5:00;
Sundays in June, July and Aug., 9:00–5:00
The Museum is closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day, and closes at 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Seniors (62 & over) $8
Students (18 & over with valid id) $8
Children 5 & under Free
Active Military (with valid id): Free
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.
The Museum’s front entrance is located at 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742.
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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.
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.