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

Historians and prize-winning authors Harold Holzer and Doris Kearns Goodwin were recent guests at a Concord Museum Forum. Museum forums are a series of public programs to foster dialogue on a diverse range of historical, contemporary, and cultural topics that resonate with Concord’s history! All forums are virtual and free with advanced online registration. Any donations help support the Museum’s education initiatives. Be sure to check out our Calendar for upcoming forums with other distinguished guests!

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Our Museum is open! Online registration is required.

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You don’t want to miss our new Virtual Tour!

 

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.

 

 

April 19, 1775 Galleries to Open!

On Thursday, November 12, Concord Museum will debut 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 will marry 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

Oct 25

Sold Out! Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

This program is full.  We hope that you can join us for more programs this fall! 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 generations. This is an…

Oct 25

Sold Out! Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

This program is full.  We hope that you can join us for more programs this fall! 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 generations. This is an…

Oct 27

JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century 1917-1956

As part of the 2020 Concord Festival of Authors, the Concord Museum is pleased to present Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Fred Logevall, discussing his new biography, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 with Tom Putnam, Concord Museum's Edward W. Kane Executive Director. Logevall’s Harvard colleague, Jill Lepore, describes the book as “an utterly…

Oct 28

Cummings Davis Society Event: Muskets of the American Revolution

Learn all about the muskets of the Concord Museum’s collection that were fired on the North Bridge on April 19, 1775 streamed from the Lisa H. Foote History Learning Center. Experts Joel Bohy, of Bruneau & Co., and the Concord Museum’s Curator, David Wood, explore the objects that played a part in the events of…

Nov 01

A Soldier’s Kit

What did the Minutemen carry with them into battle in 1775? How do you change a flint and fire a musket? Muster with living Historian Nick Johnson in this virtual program to find out! Please note that this family program is virtual.  Participants will be emailed a link to watch the program live on Sunday,…

Nov 04

Concord: Laid in Stone

Join us for a free virtual forum from the comfort of your home! Join Geologist and New England's foremost expert on stone walls, Robert Thorson, in a conversation on the fascinating history of Concord's signature, but often forgotten, landform - stone walls. Thorson uncovers why New England is uniquely situated to be the quintessential landscape…

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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'