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

Sep 21

Along Battle Road Walking Tour

Visitors will follow in Paul Revere’s footsteps as we retrace the journey he took on horseback the night of April 18, 1775 to warn colonists about the approach of the British regulars. First-person interpreters playing Concord residents who were eyewitnesses to the events of that fateful night and day will add a deeper level of…

Sep 25

Film Screening of Nature: A Walking Play

The Concord Museum and The Old Manse welcome you a screening of Nature: A Walking Play (TigerLion Arts), which tells the story of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau’s friendship. The film documents the unique outdoor play which captures the complex relationship between these two characters and nature itself.  Following the screening, the audience…

Oct 03

“Our Paradise at Concord”: How Hawthorne Found Happiness

Nathaniel Hawthorne cherished his years at the Old Manse, where he and his wife Sophia lived from 1842 to 1845. How did the moody Salemite find happiness in Concord? Surveying Hawthorne's private life and published fiction, historian John Frederick Bell will explain how Hawthorne’s adopted home shaped his worldview. John Frederick Bell is an interdisciplinary…

Oct 11

GRAND OPENING: A New Concord Museum Experience!

Opening Weekend: Friday October 11 to 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come see the newly renovated first phase of the Concord Museum! Visit the new Gateway to Concord, including the new Museum Shop! Explore the introductory gallery Concord: At the Center of Revolution; encounter the People of Musketaquid, and in the Concord Collects exhibition…

Oct 12

Close Looking with a Bactrian Camel

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Join Public Programs Coordinator, Allison Shilling, in 15-minute gallery conversations on the extraordinary Tang and Song ceramics on view in Concord Collects. Participants will discuss the technical mastery of light-colored earthenware clay and glazes, as well as how the object reflects a colorful view of life and trade along the…

Oct 12

Concord Playdates: Sculptures Alive!

Look closely at the form and colors of the beautiful sculptures in Concord Collects. Then make your own sculpture and add color and design to bring it to life! Included with Museum admission. Drop in anytime between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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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'