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Across the street from Emerson's house, the Concord Museum transports you back in time to the early 1600s when the town of Concord was founded.


 

 

The Concord Museum, Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike (map), contains numerous period rooms and galleries, and vividly depicts the growth and evolution of Concord, Massachusetts.

The rich collections of documented decorative arts and domestic artifacts were either owned by Concord-area residents or made by Concord-area artisans.

A $13-million renovation and expansion campaign was begun late in 2016, for completion in 2018. The museum remains open during construction.

Permanent exhibits include the lantern that hung in the spire of the Old North Church in Boston on the night of Paul Revere's famous ride; Ralph Waldo Emerson's study, Henry David Thoreau's belongings used at Walden Pond, and a collection of early powderhorns including the one worn by the model for Daniel Chester French's Minuteman statue at the Old North Bridge.

There are changing exhibitions throughout the year.

A guided tour lasts about 45 minutes, or you can wander around on your own if you like.

On the grounds of the museum, near the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike, is a replica of Thoreau's house at Walden Pond. (Another replica is next to the parking lots at Walden Pond. You can walk to it along the Emerson-Thoreau Amble(1.5 miles/2.4 km) in about 40 to 45 minutes.)

Replica of Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond House, Concord Museum, Concord MA
Replica of Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond house,
Concord Museum, Concord MA.

Concord Museum
200 Lexington Road
Concord MA 01742
Tel (978) 369-9763
cm1@concordmuseum.org

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Concord Museum, Concord MA

Concord Museum, Concord MA.

 

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