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Concord Museum
53 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742

The Concord Museum is the one place where all of Concord's remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary,

Renowned as the site of the battle that began the American Revolution and the home of many influential writers, Concord has played a remarkable role in the history of the nation.  Founded in 1886, the Concord Museum serves as the gateway to Concord for visitors from around the world.  An outstanding collection includes three centuries of Concord furniture, silver clocks; the famous 1775 Revere lantern; Emerson’s study; and the desk on which Thoreau wrote Walden.  Visitors of all ages learn about the principles of freedom, democracy, economic interdependence, and our cultural heritage through exhibitions, school programs, lectures, and family activities.


  • The world's most comprehensive collection of artifacts associated with Henry D. Thoreau, including the humble desk on which he wrote the influential Walden and "Civil Disobedience."
  • The Study of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great American spokesman for individualism and self-reliance.
  • A nationally-significant collection of Concord-made furniture, silver and clocks.

The town of Concord is approximately 20 miles west of Boston.  The Concord Museum is located ¼ mile east of Concord Center, at the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike. 

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April-December: Monday-Saturday 9-5; Sunday 12-5
Open Sundays 9-5 in June, July, and August
January - March: Monday-Saturday 11-4; Sunday 1-4

Members Free
Adults $10
Seniors (62 & over) $8
Students (18 & over with valid id) $8
Children (6-17) $5
Children under 6 Free
Active Military (with valid id) Free

Public Transportation:
Take the Red Line to Porter Square. At Porter, take the Fitchburg commuter rail to Concord station. The Museum is a one-mile walk from here. Cross the street at the intersection towards the Mobil Station (Sudbury Rd). Tturn left and continue down Sudbury Rd to Main St. Go straight through town on Main St. until you reach the rotary. Bear right onto Lexington Rd. The Museum is 1/3 of a mile down between the fork in the road. Bear right onto Cambridge Turnpike for the Museum entrance.