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

Distinguished authors and historians Harold Holzer and Doris Kearns Goodwin were recent guest speakers at a Concord Museum Forum. Concord Museum Forums are a series of public programs held in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum (and now virtual!) 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.

Spring Hours

Don’t miss Concord Museum’s new award winning April 19, 1775 galleries! The special exhibition  Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality will open on May 7, 2021.

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

 

 

Please note: Concord Museum is easily accessible and has two parking entrances, whether approaching via Cambridge Turnpike or Lexington Road.  The main Museum entrance  is at 53 Cambridge Turnpike.

 

 

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

May 13

Courageous Women Leaders in Turbulent Times

In her recent book, Forged in Crisis, Nancy Koehn, historian at the Harvard Business School, examines the pivotal role that Rachel Carson played in the development of the modern environmental movement and in inspiring citizen action toward protecting the earth. Join us for this conversation in which she will also discuss the book she is…

May 15

Telling Women’s Stories: StoryCorp DIY

Tell a story about a woman in your life; tell a story with a woman in your life.  Participate in the Museum’s oral history program recording stories about the important women in our lives.  The recordings will become part of the StoryCorps Archive through the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, preserving your…

May 15

Women in Our Future: Drop-In Family Program

Every Saturday in May, stop by the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum to participate in an activity that celebrates women’s fight for civil rights and equity throughout history, and all that is to come for women’s achievement. The future is female, and we want to hear your hopes for our future! With Museum admission; Members…

May 18

Town Hall Meeting with Congresswoman Lori Trahan

Join Congresswoman Lori Trahan in a virtual town hall as she takes questions from area high school students about the pressing issues of our times. This program coincides with the special exhibition Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality.  Book your timed-entry ticket to visit the exhibition at concordmuseum.org. Donations are encouraged to…

May 20

The Quest for Equality: Progress or Retreat?

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment – how far has our nation and our world come in creating an equitable world?  Join Margaret Marshall, former (and first female) Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the author of the groundbreaking decision that legalized same-sex marriage; Jane…

May 22

Telling Women’s Stories: StoryCorp DIY

Tell a story about a woman in your life; tell a story with a woman in your life.  Participate in the Museum’s oral history program recording stories about the important women in our lives.  The recordings will become part of the StoryCorps Archive through the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, preserving your…

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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'