When you set out to explore historic Concord, begin with the Concord Museum.
Great for small groups, families, learning, and homeschool pods.
Fall 2020: In response to Covid-19, our group programming has been adjusted to accommodate our visitors safely and to comply with state and local regulations. We encourage groups to explore Concord’s history through a walking tour or a self-guided visit of the 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.
New! At the Center of Revolution Family Walking Tour
Designed for small groups, families, learning, and homeschool pods!
Take the short walk from the center of town of the Old North Bridge. Learn about the dramatic events leading up to April 19, 1775 and what really happened during the first battle of the American Revolution. Get up close to the monuments at the Bridge and the center of town to discover the stories behind them.
Minimum 5 paid attendees or equivalent cost to run a tour, a maximum 9 attendees plus tour guide per state regulations.
Concord Museum self-guided tours
In order to manage our numbers in the building, we are open to timed tickets only, which may be booked on our Purchase Tickets page.
Capacity: According to state guidelines, we can accommodate 9 people on a tour. Larger groups can be accommodated for walking tours with the use of additional guides.
Health and Safety Policy: Due to the Covid-19, all attendees are required to wear masks and socially distance from visitors outside of their group. If any attendees are feeling unwell, please do not attend and contact the Museum.
Please note: our capacity for tours has changed in accordance with state guidelines.
Accessibility and amenities: The Concord Museum is fully handicapped accessible and climate-controlled.
Parking: Parking at the Museum is free. Bus parking is available in the Museum’s bus slip and 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. If someone in your party has been exposed to Covid-19, please contact the Museum.
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
Center of Revolution Family Walking Tour
Take a short walk from the center of town to the Old North Bridge. Learn about the dramatic 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 and discover the stories behind them!
1- 1.5 mile walk, mostly flat terrain, rain or shine.
Emerson’s Circle: Concord in the 1800’s
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 1800’s 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.