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 Now Open!

Come see over 100 Highlights from the Concord Museum Collection including the famed Revere Lantern, 1775.

More information about Admission and Hours here.

Our Hours

SPRING HOURS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

 

 

Special Announcement

Come experience Highlights of the Concord Museum! Over 100 artifacts from the Concord Museum collection including the famed 1775 Revere Lantern and Thoreau’s desk are on view in the new Rasmussen Education Center. Guided tours are optional and free with admission. Parking is free in the Museum’s adjacent parking lot or along the Museum side of Lexington Road.

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.

Featured Events

May 22

Book Discussion on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Hosted by the Concord Free Public Library as part of the 2019 Concord Community Conversation. Join Special Collections Curator Leslie Wilson and Head of Reference Barbara Gugluizza of the Concord Free Public Library for a discussion on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. This 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition was written by famous... View Article

May 24

May Member Meet-Up: Trustees’ Long Hill

Gear up for the Concord Museum’s 30th Annual Garden Tour by joining other Members for a tour of the historic gardens at The Trustees’ Long Hill in Beverly, MA.  Led by Trustees Horticulturist Dan Bouchard, we will tour through the beautiful and distinct gardens that surround the Federal-style house that once belonged to the Sedgwick... View Article

May 25

Emerson-Thoreau Amble Walking Tour

Happy 216th Birthday, Emerson! Celebrate Emerson’s birthday and follow the footsteps of writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau! Join a guided walk from Emerson’s house to Fairyland Pond in the Walden Woods. Enjoy the spring weather and learn about the friendship of two notable observers of nature from Concord Museum interpreter, Barbara Forman.... View Article

May 25

Collection Spotlight: Emerson in His Study

Join the Concord Museum Curator, David Wood, for a spotlight on the inner sanctum of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  After recently cataloging all of the objects in Emerson’s study, David will share highlights, surprises, and insights into the remarkable man and his many visitors who shaped the course of history. Included with Museum admission; Members free.

May 29

After Douglass: James Baldwin Documentary

As the culminating event in our Frederick Douglass Community Conversation initiative, the Museum will present a screening of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, a film described as “an emotional portrait, a social critique, and a passionate plea for human equality.” Following the screening of the newly restored documentary, the filmmaker, Karen Thorsen, along with Director... View Article

May 31 - Jun 01

30th Annual Garden Tour

Join us for the Concord Museum’s 30th Annual Garden Tour on Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers to benefit the Museum’s educational initiatives.  There are seven beautiful private Concord gardens on the list for this year and we... 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.

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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'