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

THE MUSEUM IS OPEN DAILY

Starting February 14, 2020

 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

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.

 

 

New Museum Experience

Come see the Museum’s newly renovated galleries

~Visit the Gateway to Concord, including a vibrant media presentation
~Explore the dramatic introductory gallery, Concord: At the Center of Revolution
~Experience the People of Musketaquid gallery
~Engage with artifacts in the History Learning Center

 

Featured Events

Mar 05

Curator Talk: 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

Concord Museum Curator, David Wood, discusses the Boston Massacre and its legacy in this special gallery talk in Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere and His Ride.  Using multiple editions and interpretations of Paul Revere’s print of the events on the Boston Common, Wood unveils how a skirmish between neighbors sparked a city’s unrest that led to…

Mar 12

Listening for Thoreau’s Flute

Join us for a conversation with Middlebury College professor emeritus John Elder as he investigates the history and form of Thoreau’s box flute, which now resides in the Concord Museum’s collection.  Thoreau inherited the flute upon the death of his beloved brother, John.  The instrument reveals the role of music in the Thoreau family as…

Mar 25

Paul Revere: Man and Myth

Paul Revere and his midnight ride—immortalized as the harbinger of the dramatic escalation of the American colonial rebellion against the British Empire—has been celebrated in tales and songs throughout the centuries. But what really happened on April 18, 1775? Experts shed light on the legendary ride and the man behind it, revealing the fascinating life…

Apr 01

Cummings Davis Society Event: Muskets of the American Revolution

Learn the ins and outs of the muskets of the Concord Museum’s collection that were fired on the Old North Bridge on April 19, 1775, in the up-close educational setting of the Lisa H. Foote History Learning Center.  Experts Joel Boey, of Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisals, and the Concord Museum’s Curator, David Wood, explore the…

Apr 08

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Director of American Studies at Tufts University, reestablishes William Monroe Trotter’s essential place in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes.  For more than thirty years, the Harvard-educated Trotter edited and published the Guardian, a weekly Boston newspaper that was read across the nation. Trotter advocated for a radical vision of black…

Apr 18

Minute Men Encampment and Patriots’ Day Weekend Activities

Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Join us for activities, art-making, Longfellow-inspired poetry writing, and living history demonstrations from Colonial Minute Men. Special activities ongoing in conjunction with the special exhibition Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere and His Ride. The Colonial Minute Men encampment is free and open to the public.  All…

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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'