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 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. Did you miss a forum you would like to see? For past forums click here.  Shown above is a recent forum with Harvard University Professor Tiya Miles who discusses her new book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake.

 

Museum Hours

Wednesday to Sunday (10 am to 4 pm)

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 is open now through November 7, 2021.

Please note: The Museum’s Thoreau and Emerson galleries are currently being renovated and will open at the end of the summer!

Walk-in visitors welcome!

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

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

Jul 27

Members’ Summer Book Club

Read along in the Museum’s summer book club that includes both the new and noteworthy and Concord classics.  Whether you are on the beach, a mountain, or your sofa members can join us virtually for monthly reads, discussions, and themed cocktails all summer long.  Book club meetings will be held remotely over Zoom.  The Zoom…

Jul 28

Decorative Arts Sampler

Join us for an introductory, five-week study of decorative arts made or used in New England from the colonial era until the early twentieth century. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in antiques, craftsmanship, and/or history, the course centers on the Concord Museum’s vast collection of decorative arts. The course includes an orientation to the…

Aug 04

Decorative Arts Sampler

Join us for an introductory, five-week study of decorative arts made or used in New England from the colonial era until the early twentieth century. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in antiques, craftsmanship, and/or history, the course centers on the Concord Museum’s vast collection of decorative arts. The course includes an orientation to the…

Aug 07

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.  1-mile walk, mostly flat…

Aug 10

Sheltering with Thoreau: A Conversation with David Gessner

When the pandemic struck, nature writer David Gessner turned to Henry David Thoreau for lessons on how to live alone. In his new book, Savage Delight: Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis, he explores whether those lessons – of re-wilding, loving nature, self-reliance, and civil disobedience—hold a secret that could help save us…

Aug 11

Decorative Arts Sampler

Join us for an introductory, five-week study of decorative arts made or used in New England from the colonial era until the early twentieth century. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in antiques, craftsmanship, and/or history, the course centers on the Concord Museum’s vast collection of decorative arts. The course includes an orientation to the…

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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'