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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.

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Where Concord history is showcased

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wakefield, Rhode Island

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 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 

Thank Jeff L
Concord, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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.

Thank Dorcas M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 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 

Thank Robgertie
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 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.

Thank ruth w
Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

Thank TaffyBurns
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 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.

Thank melange1
Westland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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 

Thank jkoz148
Indianapolis, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited with my niece. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount, and quality of exhibits. It's a good value for the money, and provides a good history of the importance that Concord played during the revolutionary war. They also have Emerson's study.

Thank Saundra K

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