Teachers and Students

Bridge school girlsThe Concord Museum welcomes teachers and students of all ages!

The Museum’s collections span Native American, Colonial and 19th-century life and serve as a visual classroom. Teachers may select a focused in-the-Museum program of two to three hours in length or an hour-long Museum tour. The Museum can also bring a similar experience right to your classroom!

Highlights include:

  • Native American stone tools from 4,000–7,000 years ago
  • Revolutionary War artifacts including the famous 1775 Paul Revere lantern
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study and Henry David Thoreau’s bed, desk, and chair from Walden Pond
  • Period rooms rich with furnishings that offer a glimpse into three centuries of home life in Concord
  • And so much more!

To learn more or book a field trip, please contact us at (978) 369-9763, ext. 214 or schoolprograms@concordmuseum.org.

Are you an afterschool or youth organization? We’d love to have you visit, too!

School Programs and Outreach to the Classroom

Explore the world of Henry David Thoreau, cook over an open hearth, analyze artifacts and documents as primary sources, solve dilemmas as 18th-century citizens, and work with tin in the roles of apprentice whitesmiths—these are just a few of the activities students engage in on field trips to the Concord Museum. See what we offer for all ages! View our full program listings.

Revolutionary Traveling Trunk

Have the Revolution travel to you! Borrow a trunk filled with reproduction primary source artifacts and documents that travel to your classroom to make your Revolutionary unit come alive. Along with touchable objects, the trunk includes directions to set up stations in your classroom and worksheets for students to use. This trunk allows the richness of the Concord Museum’s collection to come to your classroom as you study the events surrounding April 19, 1775. Pick up at the Museum or shipping available.

Download booking sheet
Traveling Trunk Guidelines
Traveling Trunk Teacher Manual

Middle and High School Tours

For older students studying Concord history, the Revolution, or the authors Emerson and Thoreau, the Museum offers guided tours tailored to your needs and interests. Designed primarily for history and literature classes, all tours include hands-on, critical thinking components and can serve as an in-depth study or a first introduction. Tours last 1–1 ½ hours and cost $7 per student. Learn more.

NEH Week 2Teacher Resources

The Museum offers a variety of resources for teachers from online exhibitions, lesson plans, and access to the collection to teacher workshops. Click here to learn more.