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

Concord Museum Forums are a series of public programs held in-person and virtually 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. Did you miss a forum you would like to see? For past forums click here.  Shown above is a recent forum with Harvard University Professor Tiya Miles who discusses her new book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake.

 

Museum Hours

Tuesday to Sunday (10 am to 4 pm)

Walk-ins Welcome!

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SEPTEMBER 6 through SEPTEMBER 12

In celebration of Concord’s Birthday and the Opening of Concord Museum’s new permanent galleries. Click here for for more information or check our calendar page for a complete schedule!

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 is open now through November 7, 2021.

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

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

Sep 20

26th Annual Golf Tournament

Join us for the 26th Annual Golf Tournament at the beautiful Concord Country Club! Enjoy a full day of fun featuring a Bramble format with on-course contests, luncheon, and a reception and awards ceremony.  This highly anticipated annual event draws players and sponsors from the greater Boston area for a lively day full of friendly…

Sep 20

These Truths: A conversation with Jill Lepore

In her ambitious one-volume historical survey, These Truths: A History of the United States, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer, Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.  In this wide-ranging conversation, she will discuss the…

Sep 30

Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School Professor and Pulitzer-Prize winner for The Hemingses of Monticello, will discuss her newest book, On Juneteenth which provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through…

Oct 11

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Program with the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers

Join us for a performance with the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, a group of musicians and artisans from the tribal communities of Mashpee on Cape Cod and Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Participate in the performance of eastern social songs and dances accompanied by a water drum and handcrafted rattles. This…

Oct 12

Now Comes Good Sailing Part 1

In Now Comes Good Sailing, a number of today’s leading writers offer wide-ranging original pieces exploring how Thoreau has influenced and inspired them—and why he matters more than ever in an age of climate, racial, and technological reckoning.  This virtual event, co-sponsored by the Concord Museum and the Thoreau Society, will feature the following writers: Jennifer…

Oct 19

Sue Miller and Doug Bauer on Memoir and Memoir Writing

Novelists Sue Miller and Doug Bauer will read from and discuss their respective family memoirs, The Story of My Father and What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death.  The author of ten best-selling novels, Sue Miller’s The Story of My Father, was heralded as a “beautiful, spare memoir about her relationship with her father…

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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'