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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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Burlington Flats, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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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744 reviews 744 reviews
436 attraction reviews
2,223 helpful votes 2,223 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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
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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
24 helpful votes 24 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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