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Concord Museum

Address: 200 Lexington Road, Route 2A, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 9763
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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409 reviews 409 reviews
240 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What a wonderful place; so many varied and interesting aspects of the history of the area. Great activities for kids. Worth the price.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An easy to walk through museum. Self guided walks with museum people well placed to answer any questions. There is an ever changing exhibit on the top floor.

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Burlington Flats, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Allow some time for this museum. It gives the historical background of the area, and also upstairs they have more recent additions including quilts and childrens artwork which were an interesting addition. Parking can be tricky. This is also right across the street from the Emerson Museum, which has limited hours. The three for one museum ticket with this venue,... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I had been in Concord a few months ago and had skipped this museum. This trip I visited the museum and I very pleased I stopped. The staff is super friendly (not in an annoying way!) We saw how a casket was made, an exhibit on children's literature and artifacts on sleep (beds, chamber pots etc) during the early years... More 

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Warren, Massachusetts
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453 attraction reviews
2,214 helpful votes 2,214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Concord Museum is a jewel box of a museum with a collection of local artifacts that can't be beat! The museum is easy to visit and contains mostly items of local interest, of revolutionary war things, of its authors, the women's movement, and of the industrial revolution. The museum and its artifacts are in exceptional condition. Kudos to its... More 

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Hayward, California
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70 reviews 70 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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