The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country. Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history.

The Rasmussen Education Center

During the fall please join us at the Rasmussen Education Center for a variety of programs including our Celebrate the Apple Day, a film screening of Nature: A Walking Play and a variety of Concord Museum Forums like the Monument Maker! For a complete list of programs please go to our calendar.

Our Hours

OPEN NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 (CLOSING SEPTEMBER 3)

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

*Free parking
*Optional guided tours – Free with admission

Please note: Concord Museum is easily accessible and has two parking entrances. The main entrance is 200 Lexington Road. Although the majority of Cambridge Turnpike is closed for construction, it remains open directly in front of the Museum at 53 Cambridge Turnpike for visitors coming from the West.

 

 

Special Announcement

Thank you for your understanding as we reinstall our new galleries! Please join us when we reopen the first phase of the NEW MUSEUM EXPERIENCE on October 11, 2019.

~Visit the Gateway to Concord, including a vibrant media presentation
~Explore the dramatic introductory gallery, Concord: At the Center of Revolution
~Experience the People of Musketaquid gallery
~Engage with artifacts in the History Learning Center

 

Featured Events

Aug 22

SOLD OUT I Want to Go to Jail

SOLD OUT – Thank you for your interest in our programs.  Please join us for other upcoming forums in September including The Scrapbooks of Helen Thoreau and The Cabinet Maker’s Account. A staged reading of “I Want to Go to Jail”, an original play by Pamela Swing, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Dabanka, Brandeis undergraduate performed in period... View Article

Sep 05

Monument Maker

Know what you love. Make what you love.  Join author Linda Sweeney and illustrator Shawn Fields in a program about the life and artwork of Concord-sculptor Daniel Chester French.  In their new award-winning book, Monument Maker, a young Daniel Chester French finds a passion and talent for making sculptures.  This love only grows over the years... View Article

Sep 07

Celebrate the Apple: Family Open House

Apples have been the center of the New England harvest since the British first brought seeds and cuttings across the Atlantic in the 17th century.  Now, New England’s apple orchards grow some 40 varieties of apples, providing fruit to snack on as well as for juices, ciders, pies, and desserts.  Participate in hands-on programming pressing... View Article

Sep 12

The Scrapbooks of Helen Thoreau

Middlebury College professor William Nash will discuss what can be learned about Helen Thoreau and Concord through the scrapbooks she kept chronicling events of the 1840’s – two of which are part of the Middlebury Library’s Special Collections. A witty and engaging speaker, Will Nash is Professor of American Studies and English and American Literatures... View Article

Sep 19

The Cabinetmaker’s Account

Jay Robert Stiefel, historian of Colonial Philadelphia society and its material culture, will introduce the life and work of English emigrant joiner John Head (1688-1754). Head’s Philadelphia account book is the earliest and most complete to have survived from any cabinetmaker working in either Great Britain or British North America.   The culmination of nearly... View Article

Sep 21

Along Battle Road Walking Tour

Visitors will follow in Paul Revere’s footsteps as we retrace the journey he took on horseback the night of April 18, 1775 to warn colonists about the approach of the British regulars. First-person interpreters playing Concord residents who were eyewitnesses to the events of that fateful night and day will add a deeper level of... View Article

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At the Center ofRevolution

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The Concord Museum stands at the center of the remarkable revolutionary legacy of Concord, Massachusetts. To realize the full potential of this extraordinary place, we are enhancing our facilities and sustaining our future to provide transformative experiences of history to new and broader audiences. While our vision has expanded, our mission remains the same: to show how a town shaped a nation and to make Concord’s past relevant to the present.

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Education at the Museum

Learn with us! Whether it is learning about the roots of American democracy, the power of independent thinking, preservation of the environment, or the intricacies of craftsmanship, the Concord Museum brings history into the lives of learners of all ages. Visit up close with the famed Revere Lantern, 1775, intricately carved colonial powder horns, Henry David Thoreau’s wooden flute, and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study filled with his books.

Happy Easter! If you manage to find this text, you are a goddamn genius. David Jiang was here, never forget.

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Boy dressed up as colonial drummer
Girls playing with sand
Group of kids posing
Hands on in the Monroe Gallery at Concord Museum
Kids learning woodoworking at the Concord Museum
Colonial period dressed woman spinning yarn
Girls having a tea party
Group reading of 'Where the Wild Things Are'