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 .
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June 2019 visit. The Museum is undergoing a renovation and should be ready to roll out sometime in the Fall 2019. Frankly, they should allow folks to visit for free right now as there is a bare minimu... more »
"Museum" had only three rooms of exhibits--maybe 20 items in each room. No Thoreau desk on display. Stay away until full Museum reopens. Nice restroom and cold water fountain. Plenty of parking. Nice ... more »
I came here with my parents while the actual musuem was under renovation. We instead went through the temporary museum. It was grossly over priced for what we were able to see. The only upside was the air conditioning because it was super hot outside.
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.
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