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)

Walk-ins Welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE hop-on, hop-off Concord Trolley shuttle service from MBTA train station to the Concord Museum!  7 days a week. Continuous loop includes downtown Concord and other historic locations. For more information click here.

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

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…

Aug 27

Early Bird Walking Tour of Brewster’s Woods

This program is full.  Please consider joining us for another program this summer/ fall. Join a Mass Audubon guide in exploring birding hotspots at Mass Audubon’s Brewster’s Woods Wildlife Sanctuary in Concord. We’ll walk in the footsteps of William Brewster, sharing passages from his journals and searching for a variety of migrants on their annual…

Aug 30

Linocut Printmaking Workshop

This program is full. Please consider signing up for the newly added morning session of the workshop on Wednesday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m.  Sign up here. Join us for a linocut workshop with Sherrie York, a celebrated printmaker and instructor, whose work explores the natural world, particularly birds.  Sherrie’s reduction linocut Trunk Show [Downy…

Aug 31

Linocut Printmaking Workshop

Join us for a linocut workshop with Sherrie York, a celebrated printmaker and instructor, whose work explores the natural world, particularly birds.  Sherrie’s reduction linocut Trunk Show [Downy Woodpecker] is in Mass Audubon’s collection and currently exhibited in the special exhibition Alive with Birds.  In the workshop, students will tour the special exhibit and examine how some of the…

Sep 03

Coopering Demonstration with Master Cooper Ron Raiselis

Join Master Cooper Ron Raiselis for a look into the 1700s coopering trade and explore why these highly skilled craftspeople were essential to the commerce and survival of a colony. Ron has served as the resident cooper at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N.H. since 1985, where he maintains a traditional cooperage shop. Included with…

Sep 07

Women in the Civil War: A Conversation with Thavolia Glymph

Join historian Thavolia Glymph in a discussion of her book, The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation, a comprehensive new history of women's roles and lives in the Civil War—North and South, white and black, enslaved and free—showing how women were fully engaged in the military fight, wartime struggles on…

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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'