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

Distinguished authors and historians Harold Holzer and Doris Kearns Goodwin were recent guest speakers at a Concord Museum Forum. Concord Museum Forums are a series of public programs held in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum (and now virtual!) 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.

Spring Hours

Don’t miss Concord Museum’s new award winning April 19, 1775 galleries! The special exhibition  Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality will open on May 7, 2021.

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

 

 

Please note: Concord Museum is easily accessible and has two parking entrances, whether approaching via Cambridge Turnpike or Lexington Road.  The main Museum entrance  is at 53 Cambridge Turnpike.

 

 

Our new April 19, 1775 Galleries !

Concord Museum just opened three new permanent galleries chronicling the events of April 19, 1775 and their revolutionary effect on American history. The oft-told story of the battle at Concord’s North Bridge comes to life in dramatic new and more inclusive ways to recount the fateful moment when the first shots were fired and the American Revolution began. “This new April 19,1775 exhibition marries the Museum’s iconic artifacts with a multi-dimensional narrative to the foundational story like it has never been told before,” stated the Museum’s President Ralph Earle.

Featured Events

Apr 19

Acton Minutemen Encampment

“I haven’t a man who is afraid to go!” The Acton Minutemen mustered and marched to the North Bridge on the morning of April 19, 1775 where, under the leadership of Captain Isaac Davis, were first in line of 450 Provincials who advanced on the British Regulars.  Both Provincials who died at the North Bridge…

Apr 19

Revolutionary Family Activities

Participate in drop-in activities outside in the Museum’s courtyard inspired by the Revolution.  Try your hand at using a feather quill and ink to write like a revolutionary; make and decorate your own tricorne hat; and play colonial games! Activities are free with Museum admission; Members visit free. Sponsored by Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.…

Apr 19

SOLD OUT! At the Center of Revolution Walking Tour

Thank you for your interest in our programs.  The Center of Revolution walking tour on Patriots' Day is full. We hope you consider participating in our other walking tours. Led by a trained Museum educator, take the short walk from the Wright Tavern to the North Bridge. Learn about the events leading up to April…

Apr 21

Annual Earth Day Forum with Tatiana Schlossberg

Join Tatiana Schlossberg, former New York Times journalist, as she discusses her book, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, about the unseen environmental and climate impacts of the Internet, technology, food, fashion and fuel, which recently won the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award in 2020. Please join us for this virtual Concord Museum Forum. Tatiana Schlossberg’s book…

Apr 22

Revolutionary Family Activities

Participate in drop-in activities outside in the Museum’s courtyard inspired by the Revolution.  Try your hand at using a feather quill and ink to write like a revolutionary; make and decorate your own tricorne hat; and play colonial games! Activities are free with Museum admission; Members visit free. Sponsored by Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.…

Apr 23

Revolutionary Family Activities

Participate in drop-in activities outside in the Museum’s courtyard inspired by the Revolution.  Try your hand at using a feather quill and ink to write like a revolutionary; make and decorate your own tricorne hat; and play colonial games! Activities are free with Museum admission; Members visit free. Sponsored by Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.…

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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'