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“Excellent museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Concord Museum

Concord Museum
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Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Concord
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Owner description: A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

This museum features some wonderful artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries, including one of the lanterns that hung in the Old North Church to signal Paul Revere. They have a great collection of Colonial furniture that is very valuable as well as beautiful. They have completely recreated Ralph Waldo Emerson's study, which is a wonderful peek into the life of a great American philosopher. They also have traveling exhibits. There was a photography exhibit this summer that was very interesting. There is free parking, air conditioning, and helpful docents.

Visited July 2012
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Effingham, Illinois
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73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“much history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

We got more history and information than what we had expected. They also have deals with the other homes in the area. I wish we had known this in advance to have saved money on ticket prices. The guides are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Visited July 2012
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Palm Coast, Florida
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66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice venue for peek back into history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

This museum is in a historical home. It features period rooms and artifacts. Of particular interest is the story of the involvement of the people of Concord from the American Revolution to the present. It was also very intriguing to learn more about Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott.

Visited June 2012
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Newark, OH
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“The original Boston Massacre painting and the lantern that hung in the Old North Church!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stopped here first on our trip to Concord. Inside I was surprised to find the original Boston Massacre painting that Paul Revere drew that I have seen so many times in history books. The museum's prized possession is one of the lanterns that once hung in the Old North Church in Boston as a signal to Paul Revere. Inside also has Henry David Thoreau artifacts (writing desk), clocks, furniture, and tea cups. Make sure to take the time to see the short video about the history of Concord.

Visited July 2012
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New York City
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Really interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

This museum exceeded expectations in every way. We visited not expecting much, just to pick up some historical background for the other attractions like the Emerson house. But the displays were so focused and interesting - why did the Revolution start here? how did the colonials beat the redcoats at the bridge? why did so many brilliant people live here in the 1800s? The displays and objects were well written and well selected. The re-creations of living rooms and bedrooms from the colonial era and later periods were really cool. This small museum gave us a lot of information and things to wonder about, and we were glad we visited.

Visited May 2012
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