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Concord Museum

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Address: 200 Lexington Road, Route 2A, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 9763
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Description: A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.
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This is a little gem of a museum near downtown Concord. The exhibits are nicely done and it's always something good to do when you have out of town guests.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Boston, MA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a little gem of a museum near downtown Concord. The exhibits are nicely done and it's always something good to do when you have out of town guests.

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is no ordinary history museum! For a first class introduction to the historic town on Concord, the world-changing things that happened there, and the fascinating people who called Concord "home" this is a "must see" place. Also, you can purchase tickets to the Museum, the Manse (home to Emerson's, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others of note across the years), and... More 

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Urbana, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a smaller museum with an interesting collection but it's definitely worth the stop if only to peek at Paul Revere's lantern and the exhibit about Thoreau's cabin. This is a nice way to brush up on your history before touring the other sites in this town.

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Rochester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a small museum located within reasonable walking distance from the town center. Many interesting displays but not much up-to-date material. No easy way to see only part of the museum. Great gift shop.

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Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Numerous original items dating back to the 1700s with history data on lower level. Upstairs baseball history and original items. Very good presentations by employees and movies.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The first few exhibits where really good and connected to the place and it's history. However I was a little disappointed by some later exhibits about how rooms where presented in 1800 etc. Although interesting it just seemed there could have been more on the concord area. Lovely friendly staff though.

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Ottawa, ON
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This museum certainly provides the historical context to understand and enjoy Concord. The displays were well done, especially the room displays.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Recently we went to see the Book Themed Christmas Tree Display. Our 6yo and 3yo loved it. On admission we received a sheet for them to spot and mark off an object from selected trees, which kept their interest well. The staff were all so helpful and friendly, even helping us find one that we had missed! The trees were... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is where Henry D. Thoreau's original deck and bed are and a little history of the town and the literary greats that lived here. Even though this museum is awesome. Around the holidays they seem to dress it up with Christmas trees decorated by children. I was little disappointed that they put one in the Thoreau installation. That's sacred... More 

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Moorpark, California
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281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Soooo much history beautifully displayed! First off, Concord is adorable. Henry James called it "the biggest little place in America." It has a pretty town square and a plethora of things to see, the museum being one of the must sees. It's filled with wonderful artifacts from the area - among the most moving for us was one of The... More 

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