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Concord Museum

200 Lexington Road, Route 2A, Concord, MA 01742
978 369 9763
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Description: A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.
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Hayward, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

For a small fee you get a short look at the history of Concord, especially their part in the American Revolution and their local authors. The staff is very friendly. There is an elevator for those who have trouble with stairs.

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Canton, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great introduction to the area with a focus on Revolutionary days. Pretty drive out to the area. Nice gift shop and prices were comparable to online prices for many items.

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Upstate NY
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you're bringing folks to Concord with little knowledge of the area and its historical importance, this is the perfect introduction. And check their website to see if your trip coincides with one of their "Free Fridays"! We greatly appreciated how accommodating the staff and docents were that we had a toddler along, and with little tables set up to... More

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Medford, Oregon
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This little gem has tons of original items from the Revolutionary War era and continuing to the Civil War. The video is very factual and informative. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nice balance of Revolutionary War and Emerson/Thoreau history. This is a good starting point for setting out to the other area attractions, because it gives a high level overview of the history of the area, starting with native Americans and up to present century.

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Mission Viejo, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Another place where we got in with the Boston Go Card. Saw a short film (not really all that informative). But lots of items from the American revolution and later (all the writers who were from Concord, MA). It was interesting to see one of the lanterns used as part of the "one if by land, two if by sea".... More

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East Bangor, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love American history. This museum had some of that and some about the local authors, Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawtorne. Much of the history, however, centered around Concord's history.

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The highlights were the docents who explained details about the artifacts in different key rooms. So much better than just reading a small plaque. There are Thoreau and Emerson artifacts as well as some from Paul Revere including the signal later we all know about. It's small but very nicely out together.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The museum fave us a good overview of Concord's past and it's famous citizens. We particularly enjoyed Emerson's study. The film provided a good orientation.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Nice museum in a Historic Town. This museum looks small and but literally winds all over. The guide told us that it would take about an hour, but we recommend longer if you are truly going to enjoy everything. This museum covers everything from the founding of the town (and pre colonial days) to the revolution, to its post revolutionary... More

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