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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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A nice summary of the history of Concord.

If you are visiting and want to get oriented to the town and its history, this is a good place to start.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
Richard R
Mukilteo, Washington

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank maxrebos
Mukilteo, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you are visiting and want to get oriented to the town and its history, this is a good place to start.

Thank Richard R
Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very informative museum tracing the history of the area. Lots of artifacts, period rooms and interactive displays. Lovely gift store.

Thank Lfinlayk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This museum is very nice and has a very informative film to begin your visit. There are important artifacts on display...one of the lanterns from the famous "one if by land" fame. There is the original desk of Henry David Thoreau's days at Walden Pond.

Thank Carie501
Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Be sure to watch the introductory film (10 mins) prior to visiting the exhibits on the City of Concord. This city has a rich history and the film helps set the stage. Though reviews we had read recommended an hour for the museum we ended up spending more than that. The exhibits are well laid out and there docents throughout... More 

Thank Doreen M
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Although it's not that large, this museum and its docents, along with some well-prepared flyers throughout give you a strong sense of the history of this area. There's a wide variety, from rooms set up to replicate life in those days, displays of the work of sculptors, metalwork artists and sewing/handiwork displays. Very enjoyable.

Thank Helen Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

When we visited the museum, we were lucky enough to go on a day when entry was free, but it is worth paying the $10 dollar admission price. The museum charts life in Concord from the earliest native Americans, through the coming of the Puritans, the battle of April 19th 1775 and notable persons of the town, including authors such... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a gem of a museum giving not only the history of this Revolutionary town but also of its role in the intellectual development of the US. At Christmas there is a display of trees with children's book themes. Not to be missed in any season.

Thank lostintimetraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a must for Concord travelers. The museum offers a self-guided tour and a lovely gift shop. Allow at least 90 minutes. They offer a package where you can buy a ticket to the museum and add either Emerson's house or Orchard House (Alcott) for a discount. Absolutely worth it!

Thank Nancy V
Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here based on TripAdvisor reviews. Glad we did. It's really more about life in early Concord than the Revolutionary War so don't expect much on that. Very interesting and well worth the entrance fee. Extremely nice and helpful folks throughout to answer questions.

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