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.

Concord Museum Forums

Concord Museum Forums are a series of public programs held in-person and virtually to foster dialogue on a diverse range of historical, contemporary, and cultural topics that resonate with Concord’s history. For upcoming Concord Museum Forums be sure to check the Museum’s calendar. Did you miss a forum you would like to see? For past forums click here.  Shown above is a recent forum with Harvard University Professor Tiya Miles who discusses her new book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake.

 

Museum Hours

Tuesday to Sunday (10 am to 4 pm)

Walk-ins Welcome!

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Come experience Concord Museum’s 16 newly renovated and interactive galleries!

You don’t want to miss our new award winning April 19, 1775 gallery!  The special exhibition  Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality is open now through November 7, 2021.

Be sure to experience Concord Museum’s new virtual exhibition!

Our new April 19, 1775 Galleries !

Concord Museum just opened three new permanent galleries chronicling the events of April 19, 1775 and their revolutionary effect on American history. The oft-told story of the battle at Concord’s North Bridge comes to life in dramatic new and more inclusive ways to recount the fateful moment when the first shots were fired and the American Revolution began. “This new April 19,1775 exhibition marries the Museum’s iconic artifacts with a multi-dimensional narrative to the foundational story like it has never been told before,” stated the Museum’s President Ralph Earle.

Featured Events

Nov 02

9th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture

Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories Textile curator Jennifer Swope will discuss the diverse and sometimes hidden stories of the American experience told by quilts and bedcovers from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Spanning more than 400 years, the quilts feature in the Museum’s upcoming Fabric of a Nation exhibit…

Nov 04

On Eleanor Roosevelt

Join historian Allida Black and biographer David Michaelis (a Concord Academy alumnus) as they discuss the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and the role Mrs. Roosevelt played in advancing human rights and women’s rights in the mid-20th century.  This event is the last and final forum offered in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibit, Every Path Laid…

Nov 10

Transcendentalists and Their World with Robert Gross

Bancroft Prize-winning historian, Robert Gross, will discuss his newest book, The Transcendentalists and Their World, in which he offers both an intimate journey into the life of a Concord and a searching cultural study of the town’s major American writers as they plumbed the depths of the universe for spiritual truths and surveyed the rapidly…

Nov 18

Travels with George: A Conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick

Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will discuss his new book, Travels with George.  When George Washington became president in 1789, the United States was a loose and quarrelsome confederation so he undertook a tour of all thirteen ex-colonies to talk to ordinary citizens.  In retracing Washington’s journey, Mr. Philbrick weaves history and personal reflection into a single and…

Nov 24

26th Annual FAMILY TREES

26th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature begins on November 24, 2021 through January 2, 2022! Concord's literary legacy is given a creative twist as 32 trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes are decorated with charm and inspiration from acclaimed children's books. Organized by the Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers as…

Dec 11

11th Annual Holiday House Tour: Inside Out

  Join the Guild of Volunteers for the 11th Annual Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 11!  We are thrilled to return this year's event to an in-person format, with the exciting twist of featuring a variety of beautifully decorated outdoor spaces sure to delight and inspire.  Hidden and often overlooked spaces, like patios, porches,…

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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'