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 the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum 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. To view past forums click here!

Shown above: Author Thavolia Glymph will discuss her book The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation on September 7, 2022, at 7:00pm.  To register click here.

Museum Hours

Tuesday to Sunday (10 am to 4 pm)

ALSO Open, Monday, July 4, 2022!

Walk-ins Welcome.

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

Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord

    

The Concord Museum is collaborating with Mass Audubon to present a special exhibition, Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord, which is open now through September 5, 2022. William Brewster (1851-1919) was Mass Audubon’s first President. He dedicated over thirty years of his life to the study of birds in Concord at his property, which he called October Farm. For a list of related programs and more information click here.

 

 

Featured Events

Jul 07

A Conversation with Bill McKibben

In his new book—The Flag, The Cross, and The Station Wagon —award-winning author, activist, and educator, Bill McKibben looks back at his adolescent years growing up in Lexington where he cheerfully led tours of revolutionary battle sites and examines why we find ourselves living in an increasingly doubtful nation strained by bleak racial and economic…

Jul 16

A Walk in Thoreau’s Concord

Henry David Thoreau is known for the two years he spent living at Walden Pond.  Did you know that he lived in other homes in Concord throughout his life?  Take a tour of the domestic side of Thoreau’s wholly human life visiting the homes where he lived and hearing the stories told of him by…

Jul 21

The Birds: Outdoor Film Screening

Hitchcock’s terrifying and memorable masterpiece The Birds exemplifies how birds have made their way into all aspects of the human experience, including art and culture.  While the special exhibition Alive with Birds celebrates the species and conservation of their habitat, our avian subjects are cast in a more treacherous light in the 1963 classic film…

Jul 23

Grave Detectives Walking Tour

Tour the first burial ground in Concord dating to c. 1636 learning about past Concordians with a Museum educator.  Explore the classic iconography of New England headstones that feature winged skulls or “death’s head”, urns, willows, and others.

Aug 06

A Walk with Louisa and Ellen

"To spend the day at their house was a rapturous event," Ellen Emerson wrote to a friend in 1869, remembering her friends, the Alcott girls.  Join us for a walking tour highlighting the objects and homes of remarkable women of Concord, including Louisa May Alcott and her dear friend Ellen Emerson. Participation is limited. Please…

Aug 16

Black Panther: Outdoor Film Screening

Join us for an outdoor film screening of Black Panther, Marvel’s 2018 release staring the late Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa a.k.a. the Black Panther.  This action-packed, Black-led superhero film is a must-see up on the big screen and under the stars before the fall 2022 release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Bring a blanket, lawn…

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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'