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

Our Museum is open! Online registration is required.

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In these challenging times, we continue to bring you our good wishes and the highlights of Concord’s history – you can do at home!

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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.

 

 

Partnering with The Robbins House

We are proud to partner with the Robbins House for a special edition of History at Home and in an ongoing and mutual effort to raise awareness of Concord’s African, African American, and antislavery history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. As our nation is once again torn asunder by issues of race, we hope our joint programming will inspire conversation, expand understanding, and contribute to a better and more equitable society.
For more information about Concord’s African American History go to Robbins House and Concord Museum

Featured Events

Aug 11

Crusading Daughters of Boston and Concord

To participate in the question and answer session and chat with other viewers, please visit the Museum’s YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13tGjO8uPL4   Join us for a free virtual forum from the comfort of your home! Join two distinguished scholars of the nineteenth century, Helen Deese and Sandra Petrulionis, as they discuss activist reformers of the Transcendentalist…

Aug 20

Laura Walls on the Women of the Thoreau Family

As we mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, historian Laura Dassow Walls will discuss Henry David Thoreau’s mother, sisters, and aunts based on her book, Thoreau: A Life which the late Robert Richardson described as “the best all-around biography of Thoreau ever written.” Laura Dassow Walls is a Professor of English…

Aug 25

Nicholas Basbanes on Longfellow

Nicholas Basbanes will discuss his new biography of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Cross of Snow, which the Wall Street Journal describes as a “superbly sympathetic” volume of “19th century America’s most popular and approachable poet.”  An early handwritten manuscript of Longfellow’s poem, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere is currently on display at the Museum! Nicholas…

Nov 06

Home: Paintings by Loring W. Coleman

  In 2017, the Concord Museum was honored to receive an anonymous gift of forty-seven works of art by Loring Wilkins Coleman (1918-2015), a notable plein air painter of New England landscapes. We are pleased to present this new exhibition that celebrates the work of an accomplished artist who had a strong Concord connection and…

Nov 25

25th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

Concord's renowned literary tradition takes a creative twist during the holiday season when Concord Museum opens the 25th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature. Trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes are decorated with charm and inspiration from acclaimed classic and contemporary children's books. Family Trees will be celebrated from November 25,…

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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'