Concord Museum

Concord Museum



 (978) 369-9763

 Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742

From the shot heard round the world to the literary revolution of Emerson and Thoreau, the Concord Museum brings Concord’s remarkable story to life through exhibitions that present ideas relevant to today – concepts of liberty, turning beliefs into actions, self-reliance, independent thinking and environmental preservation. An inspiring collection of American historical, literary and decorative arts treasures includes the famous "one, if by land, and two, if by sea" Revere lantern, immortalized by Longfellow’s poem, the humble desk on which Henry D. Thoreau wrote Walden and "Civil Disobedience,"and the newly-restored Study of Ralph Waldo Emerson.