The Concord Museum is the one place where all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life through artifacts from the Museum’s outstanding collection, rarely-seen images, period room settings, audio presentations, and creative hands-on activities. Highlights include "Why Concord?"—six history galleries accompanied by a film, "Exploring Concord"; a nationally-significant collection of decorative arts, featuring Concord-made clocks, silver and furniture; Native American stone tools; the 1775 lantern ordered by Paul Revere to be hung in the church steeple and made famous by Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride”; Emerson's study where he wrote his influential essays; and the world’s largest collection of Thoreau's possessions, including the desk on which he wrote “Civil Disobedience” and "Walden." In addition to the changing exhibitions in the Graham Gund-designed galleries, the Museum features a Museum Shop and a complete year-round calendar of programs for adults and children. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.Make Concord Museum a part of your Concord vacation plans using our Concord trip itinerary planning site .
Concord Museum Reviews
This museum is a “must-see” in Concord even during its renovation. Not did we see Paul Revere’s lantern and Thoreau’s desk, but we also saw many other interesting artifacts from the time period. I enj... more »
The main museum is under renovation and won't be fully ready until October. When I went on July 7th they only had a few exhibits available to view for $5 per adult. They are open daily in the summer from 10am to 4pm. Free for active duty military.
Unfortunately we toured when the museum was under construction so we only got to see a little of the collection. Moreover, the staff kept am eerily keen watch on us... Somewhat discomforting... Wasn't a good start to our day...
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