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Concord Museum

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Address: 200 Lexington Rd, Route 2A, Concord, MA 01742-3711
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+1 978-369-9763
09:00 - 17:00
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A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.

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Nicely laid out exhibits

A nice way to experience the essence of Concord, and its history. Its beginning, its relevance during revolutionary times, its American intellectual importance, and it's future... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Edmund P
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A nice way to experience the essence of Concord, and its history. Its beginning, its relevance during revolutionary times, its American intellectual importance, and it's future. Went on Christmas eve... the museum had partnered with area schools to promote children's literature which I'm sure boosts attendance, but distracted from what the museum intends to show. Certainly worth a visit.

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boston, ma, usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

nicely curated museum, full of concord history, interesting and informative. many colonial era exhibits, artifacts and artworks. culturally and historically engaging.

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Milford, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

For many years Concord Museum has hosted a Family Trees exhibit. This year more than 35 children's books were represented with a decorated "Christmas" tree. These trees are placed throughout the Museum exhibits. The books range from board books to young adult books. Fiction and non-fiction are included. This year "Make Way For Ducklings" (published iin 1941) was represented. Classics... More 

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

In a hour or less you can experience a thoughtful, well laid out presentation of life in Concord from 1750 to 1850

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I had no idea what to expect when I decided to stop in and was pleasantly surprised and impressed. Aside from being able to see Paul Revere's lantern from the North Church, the museum has tons of interesting historical artifacts from when the Native Americans inhabited the surrounding area up until present day. There was so much to see and... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

A small well laid out museum giving a glimpse of life from the time of Native Americans, puritan settlements, revolutionary Minute men of the shot heard around the world, philosophical authors from the area and Concord town history. Start here when visiting Walden Pond (has a few actual items from Thoreau's cabin), literary author's home (Emerson, Alcott), the North Bridge... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wait for the film. Great display of antiques , toys and doll houses. You are able to walk through the museum at your own pace. They realize small children might be bored and I noticed coloring stations for small tots to give them something to interest them while Mom & Dad might be reading a display item. I thought this... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you are connected with the worlds of history and literature, you will love this site. There a so many memorable exhibits connected to the American Revolution, to the transcendentalists and to other varied aspects of history and literature. I especially liked seeing the exhibit with Thoreau's belongings which even included some of the furnishings from his house at Walden.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a beautifully designed and well-operated museum. The exhibits are interesting and the space is filled with exhibits both about the historic local community as well as the evolving United States and its struggles. Well worth a visit!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I heard the hype, but wasn't impressed. Pretty expensive for what you see. The intro movie was good but artifacts and displays were not that impressive. Glad i visited but will not return

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