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“Very good”
Review of Concord Museum

Concord Museum
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$57.00*
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Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Concord
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country.
Littleton, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Very good museum - Annie Leibovitz, famous photographer's photos were there at the time we went. I liked the different decade-themed rooms.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good Things Come in Small Packages”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This little jewel in Concord was a delightful surprise. We went around Christmas-time and we saw approx 40 trees, each decorated around the theme of a different children's book. What a wonderful display! From our 2-yr old grand niece to our 91-yr old mother, everyone enjoyed it. They were discovering a book for the first time, or fondly remembering a favorite book from childhood. I personally loved the Babar tree with King Babar and Queen Celeste in a hot air balloon at the top of the tree and dozens of other Babars, Celestes and other characters incorporated in the tree.

The rest of the museum was well curated, with plenty of well-informed docents on hand to explain what life was like in Concord MA in the late 1700's; why Concord became famous as the place where the "shot heard round the world" was fired, the start of the American Revolutionary War. Very stirring; and why it became a hub of literary figures from Thoreau and Wadsworth to Louisa May Alcott.

There were old farm implements, paintings, rooms full of furniture as a front parlour would have looked in the 1860's, and daily objects an ordinary middle class family might use.

Tip: for the price of admission for our group of 4 adults and 2 children, our sister who lives in the area bought a family membership. So now she and her family can continue to visit for the coming year. Admission was $15 per adult, $10 per senior, children to 18 $5, children under 3: free; active military: free.

It was just big enough to get around, then go out for lunch and talk about our big adventure. Big thumbs up!

Visited December 2012
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Billerica, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A historical gem!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

This small museum in historic Concord was a delightful surprise. It's a small museum with great interactive exhibits. The exhibits span the full history of Concord from the lantern that signaled Paul Revere from the Old North Church, to trophies from recent local agricultural competitions.

Visited October 2012
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Sacramento, California
Level 6 Contributor
313 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“A small but superb museum.”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

This small museum is housed in a very attractive brick building, and contains some very historic items (such as one of the two lamps from the Old North Church in Boston used to signal the coming of the British). There is a reasonable admission charge, and the museum can be visited in its entirety in an hour or two. There is also a small gift shop with interesting selections. It's an easy and scenic/historic walk from the center of Concord.

Visited October 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great overview, don't miss”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

From soup to nuts, the history, culture, intellectualism, and furniture of Concord! Very well done. The movie was OK, not stellar. Staff very helpful.

Visited October 2012
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