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Concord Museum

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Address: 200 Lexington Rd, Route 2A, Concord, MA 01742-3711
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+1 978-369-9763
09:00 - 17:00
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A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.

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There is a good film to watch just before seeing the museum exhibits where you will learn about all of the famous Concord citizens such as the Minute Men, Ralph Waldo Emerson... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Kay M
Augusta, GA
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Augusta, GA
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

There is a good film to watch just before seeing the museum exhibits where you will learn about all of the famous Concord citizens such as the Minute Men, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Louisa May Alcott. The museum flows well and is quite enjoyable. It's located close to Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott's family home, so you... More 

2 Thank Kay M
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

A well laid out museum of both Revolutionary and Transcendentalist history. Furniture from Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond can be found here as well as a re-creation of the study that belonged to Emerson, with the original furnishings. Great exhibits & materials.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Family really enjoyed this museum. My younger children loved the "treasure hunt" program for kids and my wife and I were overwhelmed by the incredible artifacts in this museum, to include personal items from Emerson's office, Thoreau's desk from Walden, and one of the lanterns from Old North Church. The displays are top notch and professionally done. Look forward to... More 

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Durham, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

I thought this museum was an overlooked destination for people flocking to Concord to soak in the history of the region. I loved wandering around to the eclectic exhibits that stretch over a seemingly endless series of little rooms. I especially enjoyed the relics of the revolutionary war (powder horn and muskets) but the displays about the local literary giants... More 

1 Thank Jeff L
Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is a terrific museum for anyone who wants to learn a little Concord history and also view rooms decorated with period pieces from historic times. The special exhibits are always interesting.

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Reviewed 8 December 2015

This museum has many unique historical pieces. I have been involved in decorating a Christmas tree here for 10 years. These trees all have handmade ornaments and are decorated to illustrate individual children's books. We do a different one every year. The trees are placed throughout the museum and are decorated by volunteers. It is quite a treat for the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Concord Museum offers an audio video and an informative exhibition about the history of the Pioneers fight to free themselves from British rule, and later the many intellectuals and writers who came to stay in the Concord area. I bought a combi ticket that included the Louisa Alcott house which is a ten minute walk away.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

What a wonderful treasure of exhibits from Concord's early days. The staff here is top notch and very friendly.

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United States
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Start with the Concord Museum before going to other sites in the area to give historical perspective of the numerous events that transpired here. The permanent collections and ever-changing exhibits are wonderfully presented in a beautiful facility. Staff members are very welcoming and knowledgeable. There is a lovely gift shop here, too.

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Westland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I'll be honest, I did not have high expectations for this Museum. As I went in and saw the exhibit layout, they did a fantastic job using their artifacts, stories, and the existing building. Its not only a good showing of local history but a great illustration of bigger historical concepts. You don't have to be from Concord to appreciate... More 

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