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.

Please continue to check our website for further updates.

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

Jun 05

Rescheduled – 31st Annual Garden Tour

The Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour has been modified to a virtual format and rescheduled to June 19-21, 2020. The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience!  As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord…

Jun 19

31st Annual Garden Tour: Virtual Event

The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience! As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord and provide critical support to the Museum's education initiatives. By signing up for the tour, you will receive five garden…

Jun 20

31st Annual Garden Tour: Virtual Event

The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience! As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord and provide critical support to the Museum's education initiatives. By signing up for the tour, you will receive five garden…

Jun 21

31st Annual Garden Tour: Virtual Event

The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience! As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord and provide critical support to the Museum's education initiatives. By signing up for the tour, you will receive five garden…

Jun 22

Postponed – Transcendentalists and the Struggle for Social Justice

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. John Buehrens, former President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will discuss the radical social activism of Boston-based Transcendentalists including Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, James Freeman Clarke, and Caroline Healey Dall who, among others, fought to…

Jun 26 - Nov 15

Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality

Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality includes rare artifacts from the collection that tell the story of Concord women of the past - some famous and some almost invisible. Each portrait, needlework, or piece of furniture, carefully preserved by succeeding generations and now by the Concord Museum, makes it possible…

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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'