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.

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, doorways, barns, and gazebos, will take center stage for this showcase of outdoor winter wonderlands.  Concord’s holiday charm will be on full display in these unique settings, with the magic of twinkling lights and richness of abundant greens enhanced by the seasonal atmosphere.  Gather your friends and bundle up to enjoy this one-of-a-kind holiday tour! For tickets click here.

 

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!

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

Holidays at the Concord Museum

    

 Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature
November 24, 2021 through January 2, 2022

         Open Tuesday through Sunday | 10:00 am-4:00 pm
         Also open Monday, 12/27; Closed 11/25, 12/24 and 12/25

Join us for the 26th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature with 32 fanciful trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s books.
For more information and the 2021 Family Trees Booklist click here.

11th Annual Holiday House Tour- Inside Out!
Saturday, December 11, 2021
The Guild of Volunteers is thrilled to return to an in-person format, featuring ten beautifully decorated outdoor spaces sure to delight and surprise.
For more information and tickets click here.

Featured Events

Dec 09

The Supreme Court and the Peril of Politics

Join Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer as he discusses his recently published book, The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics, with Concord Museum Director Tom Putnam. Following the virtual conversation with Justice Breyer, a panel of experts will respond and debate the central argument in his new text and other challenges facing the…

Dec 11

Drop-In Flower Design

Families can design their own flowers while reading Have You Ever Seen a Flower? and Welcome Flower Child: The Magic of Your Birth Flower. Learn about the different types of flowers and the symbolism behind them. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.

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,…

Dec 12

Drop-In Flower Design

Families can design their own flowers while reading Have You Ever Seen a Flower? and Welcome Flower Child: The Magic of Your Birth Flower. Learn about the different types of flowers and the symbolism behind them. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.

Dec 14

Holiday Members’ Night

Celebrate the winter season with an evening of viewing Family Trees and enjoying festive libations and treats.  Stop by pop-up shops throughout the Museum to find unique gifts and take advantage of discounted holiday shopping from your favorite local shops.  This special event is open to members of the Concord Museum. Please register with the…

Jan 05

Patriots v. Loyalists: Our First Civil War

In his powerful new history, H. W. Brands shows the American Revolution to be more than a fight against the British: it was also a violent battle among neighbors forced to choose sides, Loyalist or Patriot.  Our First Civil War reminds us that before America could win its revolution against Britain, the Patriots had to…

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At the Center ofRevolution

The campaign for the concord museum

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'