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“Interesting museum, a real insight into Concord”
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.
Reviewed August 27, 2013

A nice little museum, just outside of Concord. I walked out from town (it's a short walk, but there is parking if required), and enjoyed working my way round the all of the rooms in turn.

The history of Concord is fascinating, even for a Brit like me, and it's role in the US fight for independence was not something I knew much about - I do now! As I had been to the North Bridge earlier that day it helped pull all the facts together.

There are exhibits on local authors, not people I read but I know a few more facts for pub quizzes now.

You're not going to spend a whole day here, but if you have a couple of hours spare it's well worth a visit.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was expecting a little more than I got at the Concord Museum. There are several really interesting things on exhibit. Among them are one of the original lanterns from Old North Church, Some of Thoreau's possessions from his cabin at Walden Pond and Ralph Waldo Emerson's study (which is, strangely, NOT located in Emerson's house across the street). Other than these and a lot of period furniture, there isn't a lot of interest. Many of the exhibits are more of interest to Concord residents than to visitors from elsewhere. It's a pleasant place to visit, but not a must-see.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

There are period rooms and wonderful collections of items used in Concord or made by Concordians: furniture, household items and fabrics/wallpaper. Emerson's study is reassembled here. There are Thoreau items as well. Small, special exhibits are held during the year. Nice gift shop with literary and historical items as well as other fun items.

1  Thank JC-912
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This museum does an excellent job of chronicling Concord's history from the time of the Native Americans to the 21st century. There are plenty of artifacts alongside brief written panels which help you understand Concord. Highlights included the lantern hung from Boston's North Church during Paul Revere's ride, Ralph Waldo Emerson's study, and Henry David Thoreau's personal artifacts. There is a contemporary exhibit on Walden Pond. My family and I spent about two hours here. Prices are reasonable. Docents are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. There is a reduced joint fee with Emerson's and Alcott's houses if interested in visiting those sites or you can just pay to visit this museum.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I have been here many times. They always have new and interesting exhibits, focused on the history of Concord and the surrounding area.

The current exhibit deals with Thoreau interest in the environment and those that have followed in his past.


Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The exhibits are well presented. This is not the largest museum in the area, but it is one that should not be missed. I would recommend planning a two hour stay. Consider joining the museum as a patron, especially if you live close enough to make visits as they change the exhibits.

Thank henry21_7
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