For a small town, Concord has a big history. From the "shot heard round the world” to the writers of the American literary renaissance, things have happened here, words have been spoken here and books have been written here which changed the face of a nation. 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 and decorative arts treasures. Linger in our engaging Why Concord? history galleries and distinctive changing exhibitions. See one of the famous Paul Revere Lanterns from 1775, find inspiration from Henry David Thoreau's Walden desk and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Study, and enjoy the historic beauty of our period rooms.
Whether by guided tour or as a self-guided group, nowhere is Concord’s important heritage capture more vividly than at the Concord Museum. The Concord Museum is open year-round for groups and school programs and is a great gateway stop to introduce your visitors to Concord for a longer visit or get a taste of everything Concord has to offer on a shorter one. Itinerary assistance and popular step-on bus guide services offered.