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Concord Museum

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Address: 200 Lexington Rd, Route 2A, Concord, MA 01742-3711
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A fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia.

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Very interesting museum covering the history of Concord. Many of the exhibits cater to educational outreach for school groups. It must be great to have such a resource to bring... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Schenectady, New York

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting museum covering the history of Concord. Many of the exhibits cater to educational outreach for school groups. It must be great to have such a resource to bring history to life and make it fun for kids.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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