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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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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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