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Concord Museum

200 Lexington Road, Route 2A, Concord, MA 01742
978 369 9763
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Description: A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.
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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Bellevue, Iowa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a wonderful museum. It is filled with all sorts of artifacts from our early beginnings. For example, the lantern used to warn of the British coming. Also plenty of period furnishings, muskets, etc...

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

or something like it, at least. Swords, clothing, a small, thoughtful collection. Start with a pretty decent film presentation of the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have visited Concord many times over the years and had never stopped here. A friend and I went during a special exhibition of "The Shot Heard round to World". The Museum has done a good job of displaying the history of Concord from the first encounter to the Revolution and then beyond. The legacy of Thoreau is also nicely... More

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Concord Museum is a beautiful and modern presentation of the history of Concord, including its most famous residents. A self-guided tour allows you to follow your own pace and read as much or as little as catches your eye. The complete study from Ralph Waldo Emerson's house and the furnishings from Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond are great highlights.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I love history and museums so I got something out of it. There are many nice pieces but I felt there could have been more revolutionary articles and maybe more signed works by the authors on exhibit and some more original maps and town official documents. However, piece de resistance! One of the original lanterns from North Church.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Concord has three periods of particular interest: the native American, Revolutionary, and Transcendental. This museum offers informative displays on all three, with suitable artifacts. It was particularly inspiring to see Emerson's study. Start with the short video: the pianist is Jacqueline Schwab, who has played for most of the Ken Burns PBS documentaries.

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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Worth a quick run through while in Concord. See Paul Reveres lamp! A bit old style museum set up but they do make it interseting. Also Great Gift Shop!

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