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

Please join us at the Rasmussen Education Center for our Concord Museum Forums, programs and special events. For a complete list please go to our calendar.

Our Hours

 

The Museum is Open Daily

   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.

 

 

New Museum Experience

Come see the Museum’s newly renovated galleries

~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

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 Alumnae 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, Christmas Eve, December 24 & Christmas Day, December 25) Join us for the 24th Annual display of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature, a beloved holiday tradition for the Greater Boston area.  Enjoy 39 fanciful trees and wreaths creatively decorated by Museum…

Dec 06

The Fête

Enjoy an elegant and festive winter wonderland evening at the newly renovated Concord Museum with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the 24th annual display of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. This year's Fête is organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers Co-Chairs Michelle McArdle and Gail Hire and helps support the Museum’s…

Dec 07

9th Annual Holiday House Tour

The Museum is thrilled to host the 9th Annual Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Celebrate the Holiday Season with a tour of seven of Concord's most beautiful private homes, professionally and personally decorated in the holiday spirit by local interior designers!   We hope to see you on the Tour! Earlybird pricing now through…

Dec 14

Voices from Around the World: Family Trees Program

Join us as Bindy Fleischman and Nancy Traversy discuss books that open children’s hearts, minds, and provide authentic perspectives and voices from around the world. Included with Museum admission. Members visit free Bindy Fleischman has been an active member of the U.S. Board on Books for Young People since 2002, serving on multiple committees now…

Dec 15

Authors and Illustrators Day

Meet some of the accomplished authors and illustrators whose books are featured in Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Explore the decorated forest of trees throughout the Museum Education Center, and visit with authors and illustrators as they sign your books. Free with Family Trees admission; Members free. Included with Museum Admission.

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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'