When you set out to explore historic Concord, begin with the Concord Museum.

Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history. With one of the Paul Revere lanterns from 1775, Henry David Thoreau’s desk, and so much more, the Concord Museum is a great place to begin your exploration of Concord’s remarkable past. In 2018-2019 tours will be of the Highlights of the Concord Museum and will occur in the brand new Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center. In addition to guided tours of the Museum collection, the Museum also offers walking tours and step-on guide service.

For school programs and outreach to the classroom, visit our Teachers and Students page.

General Group Information

tour group at concord museum

Reservations: Reservations are required for all groups. To schedule your next visit, complete an online Group Visit Inquiry Form, call (978) 369-9763, ext. 212, or email

Group Rates:

  • Highlights of the Concord Museum tours
    • Adults, Seniors and College Students: $5.00 ($10.00 for tours of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, late November through December)
    • Youth (6-17): $3.00 ($5.00 for tours of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, late November through December)
    • Escorts: Escort and driver admitted free
    • GoBoston Cards are not accepted for group visits
  • Walking tours and step-on guides (offered April through November):
    • One guide (1 ½ hours) at $150 for groups of 20-25. For groups larger than 25, an additional guide will be required. Each additional guide is $100.

Recommended visit length: 45 minutes for gallery tour, –1 ½ hours

Capacity: 10-60 at one time slot for a gallery tour, 25 people per guide for walking tours; contact us to arrange for larger groups!

Accessibility and amenities: The Concord Museum is fully handicapped accessible and climate-controlled.

Parking: Parking at the Museum is free. Bus parking is available along both sides of Cambridge Turnpike in front of the Museum entrance at 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA.

Refund Policy for walking tours: Refunds will be provided due to cancellation of a tour on the part of the Museum or due to weather.

Dog Policy for walking tours: Dogs are not permitted on walking tours unless they are a service dog.

Grounds: Groups are welcome to picnic and enjoy our open-air courtyard.

Walking Tours of historic Concord, two options available:

Offered April through November

main street walking tourAt the Center of Revolution

Take the short walk from the center of town to the Old North Bridge. Learn about the events leading up to April 19, 1775 and the first battle of the American Revolution. Discover the stories behind the monuments at the Bridge and the center of town. 1 mile walk, mostly flat terrain, rain or shine.

Emerson’s Circle: Concord in the 1800s

In the 1800s, Concord was the center for American authors and thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. They gathered together with other Concordians to discuss issues of the day such as slavery, war, the natural world, and many other topics. Led by a Museum educator, explore 1800s Concord and discover the impact of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil War, the lives and homes of the famous authors who lived here.1 mile walk, mostly flat sidewalk or pavement, rain or shine.

Step-on tours

Offered April through November

Include visits to the historic Wright Tavern, the Old North Bridge, and pass some of the houses of the famous authors in Concord including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott. Other options include tours of the Revolutionary Battle Road and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.