Located only minutes away from Boston proper in Concord, Massachusetts, the Concord Museum explores the preserved revolutionary and literary history of the city. Watch the Exploring Concord film and learn that Concord was the first inland town founded by English settlers in 1635. Learn Why Concord? in the permanent exhibition that searches the influences that led to the formation of Concord’s lasting identity. Walk through the period rooms such as Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study or look through the window through a spyglass and see what Henry David Thoreau saw as he wrote his naturalist experiment Walden. The museum has over 30,000 artifacts in its possession including one of Paul Revere’s lanterns from 1775 and Native American stone tools.
Groups are encouraged and given special considerations. Students and educators are offered tours and information with particular educational themes. General groups of 10-60 individuals are requested to make reservations with specific time slots to best enjoy the museum. Customized tours are offered and can focus on highlights of the museum depending on group interests such as literary focuses or the Revolutionary War. Tours can also include hands-on activities, living history presentations, walking tours of Sleepy Hollow cemetery or Old North Bridge, or step-on guide services. Families of young children should visit the Family Station and pick up Family Trail guides, go on the scavenger hunts, and utilize some of the drawing materials for the kids to use on the tour. Seasonal programs at Christmas and Patriot’s Day are also wonderful for families of young children.
Events may also be held here by reservation. Schedule your wedding at this beautiful New England historic house. Walk down the aisle in the garden courtyard or have your reception in the French Hall. The entire house is wheelchair accessible and only a short walk from Concord’s historic center. Business meetings and presentations, parties, and other groups may also reserve the museum for the next group get together in this gorgeous location.