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

Due to Coronavirus Concerns

CONCORD MUSEUM is CLOSED until March 31, 2020.

Please continue to check our website for further updates.

 

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

Apr 01

Postponed – Cummings Davis Society Event: Muskets of the American Revolution

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. Learn all about the muskets of the Concord Museum’s collection that were fired on the Old North Bridge on April 19, 1775, in the History Learning Center.  Experts Joel Bohy, of Skinner Auctioneers, and the…

Apr 08

Postponed – Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Director of American Studies at Tufts University, reestablishes William Monroe Trotter’s essential place in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes.  For more than thirty years, the Harvard-educated Trotter edited and published…

Apr 09

Postponed – Boston Massacre: A Family History

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. 250 years ago this March, British soldiers shot into a crowd and killed five civilians outside Boston’s Old State House on a blustery night in 1770. In her new book on the Boston Massacre, Serena…

Apr 18

Canceled – Minute Men Encampment and Patriots’ Day Weekend Activities

This event was canceled.  Please join us next year for our annual Patriots' Day and April Vacation Week programming. Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Join us for activities, art-making, Longfellow-inspired poetry writing, and living history demonstrations from Colonial Minute Men. Special activities ongoing in conjunction with the special exhibition Beyond…

Apr 20

Canceled – Patriots’ Day at the Concord Museum

This event was canceled.  Please join us next year for our annual Patriots' Day and April Vacation Week programming. After the Patriots’ Day parade, stop by the Museum to enjoy patriotic activities for families, art-making, Longfellow-inspired poetry writing, and explore the Museum’s outstanding collection of objects that were witness to the events of April 1775,…

Apr 21 - 24

Canceled – School Vacation Week: Beyond Midnight

This event was canceled.  Please join us next year for our annual Patriots' Day and April Vacation Week programming. The Regulars are coming! Get creative during vacation week with Revolutionary activities inspired by the Concord Museum’s special exhibit Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere available daily in the Concord Museum galleries. Included with Museum admission. Members visit…

view full calendar

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.

learn more

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.

 

learn more
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'