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

 

 

As we complete the final stages of the NEW MUSEUM EXPERIENCE, the Museum Galleries will be temporarily closed from September 3 to October 10, 2019.

 

The Galleries will reopen on October 11, 2019, daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Please note: Concord Museum is easily accessible and has two parking entrances, whether approaching via Cambridge Turnpike or Lexington Road. Although the majority of Cambridge Turnpike is closed for construction, the main entrance remains open directly in front of the Museum at 53 Cambridge Turnpike.Road. 

 

 

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

Oct 23

Canton in Concord: Early American Engagement in China

Curator Karina H. Corrigan will speak about the thriving and cosmopolitan Chinese port city of Guangzhou. Known to foreign merchants as Canton, Guangzhou was the only port in China open to foreign trade for over 100 years. Imported luxury goods such as tea, silk, porcelain and lacquer from Guangzhou had a profound impact on people's…

Oct 27

SOLD OUT! Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest in our programs.  We hope you can join us for more upcoming events! Join us for this special Halloween event! Take a tour through historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery with a Concord Museum guide. Learn about the lives and deaths of past Concordians through stories passed down through the…

Oct 30

7th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America A prize-winning historian provides the missing piece in the story of America's founding, introducing us to the ordinary men and women who turned a faltering rebellion against colonial rule into an unexpectedly potent and enduring revolution. Over eight years of war, ordinary Americans accomplished something…

Nov 07

Untold Stories: Why They Marched with Susan Ware

For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. Join us for a conversation with Susan Ware, as she uncovers a much broader and more diverse story of the many women who worked tirelessly…

Nov 21

Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters’ Eyes

Boston was the artistic capital of eighteen-century America.  Join Dr. Paul Staiti, Mount Holyoke College Alumni Foundation Professor, for a forum that sets the city’s key artists against the backdrop of revolutionary events.  In particular, look at the achievements of John Singleton Copley, known as the colonies’ supreme artist. Dr. Paul Staiti is the Alumnae…

Nov 27

Concord Museum’s Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, January 5, 2020 (closed Thanksgiving, November 28 and Christmas Day, December 25) A beloved Boston area tradition and now in its 24th year, come admire over 36 fancifully decorated Holiday Trees and Wreaths throughout the Concord Museum. Each tree is individually decorated and inspired by the story line and characters…

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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'