The Robbins House

The Robbins House, Concord: Hours, Address, The Robbins House Reviews: 4/5

The Robbins House
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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James W
Somers, NY1,161 contributions
Interesting historical site!
Sep 2019
We didn't know about this site until we came across it while visiting the Minute Man National Park. The historical significance of this site is related to events that occurred well after the revolutionary war, and is separate from the Minute Man Park, although located right next door. If you visit this house, you'll learn how the original house was owned by Concord's first free African Americans, and how these early generations worked to support themselves. When we were their, a guide gave a very good description of the historical significance of the house, and the families that lived there. Definitely worth visiting!
Written 27 September 2019
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SoloTraveler1967
Harrison, AR137 contributions
An important part of history
Sep 2019 • Solo
In Concord, this is flat out a must see. So much history is in this little house and the knowledgeable staff made it meaningful. I asked several questions and the staff answered all with ease. The history was fascinating and a much needed chapter to American history. SO glad this history is not only preserved but well-presented. Don’t miss this place.
Written 17 September 2019
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tracyusofa
Goshen, IN66 contributions
An Important Part Of Concord's History
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is the home where the first freed African Americans lived in Concord. The house is original and has been restored to the period of the Robbins Family. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was free, informative and very inspiring. You can either read the information on the walls yourself, or you can have the guide explain the story. I recommend the guide. It took us no more than 30 minutes.
Written 26 October 2018
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Carmenda
Denver, CO427 contributions
Surprising History
Jun 2018 • Solo
This site has incredible historical value, of which I knew so little. There are guides inside that will gladly explain the history of the home and its inhabitants; the first generation of free Concord African Americans, and their contributions to the anti slavery movement of the era. The home has been obviously repaired, and moved from its original site, to maintain its structural safety and history. The home sits across the parking lot across the North Bridge site, so it's easy to find. You can appreciate some construction materials, original to the home, ( i.e. wooden planks, ceiling beams, small area of colored wall paper ) though there is no surviving furniture on display. You can see some period documents and photos, that help tell the story of the home. Well worth a visit to this place.
Written 2 July 2018
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Abby P
Fredericksburg, VA31 contributions
Lots of Information in a Little House
Jun 2018 • Friends
This museum is only two rooms, but the walls are full of information (almost too much at once), and also makes use of digital information and visitor involvement. I appreciated the amount of primary resource handouts available for visitors. The museum staff was helpful. I'm glad this museum is in Concord, and while it didn't strike me as particularly interesting, it was definitely worth a quick stop!
Written 18 June 2018
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ChanEvan
Memphis, TN12,835 contributions
A Must See with Easy Access
Jun 2018 • Family
The Robbins House Docent dressed in period costume was excellent, storytelling on the lawn in front of the 1823 Farmhouse* to a rapt audience on a lovely Summer afternoon.

She cited such little-known facts as:: In 1641, Massachusetts was the 1st American Colony to legalize Slavery, as well as the 1st State to ban Slavery in 1783. John Hancock was a Slave Owner.

Hmmmm . . . Some were led to believe that Slavery was strictly a Southern thing . . .

Granted, The South was slow to enforce Abolition . . .

*Restored & relocated to this site in 2011.

Written 16 June 2018
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Rose-Ranch
Palo Alto, CA56 contributions
A new kind of tourism, I think
Aug 2017 • Family
I believe this is part of a new attempt to acknowledge the importance of African=American history. We went in, as we parked for the North Bridge experience, just to see, and we were wowed by the history of the one woman _ Ellen? - who was a teacher of freed slaves. Very inspring! Don't miss it! Doesn't take much time, but very worthwhile
Written 13 August 2017
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Jon
118 contributions
Great historical information on an overlooked story
Jul 2017 • Family
The house itself is not much to see but the information about the lives of free blacks before and shortly after the civil war is invaluable. The guides have a great deal of historical information based on primary research on a story that needs to be told.
Written 7 July 2017
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Meredith M
Shirley, Massachusetts, United States64 contributions
The Other Side of the Story
Apr 2016 • Solo
Tourists often visit historic mansions and houses made famous by who lived in them. There are not so many opportunities to visit a house where freed slaves lived. The display and furnishings are simple but are very educational as compared to larger, fancier dwellings.
Written 13 March 2017
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Renato L
San Diego, CA185 contributions
A part of American Black History
Jul 2016
When you visit the Minuteman National Historical Site, don't forget to check out the Robbins House. It's very close to the parking area. A small house of Caesar Robbins, the first slave given the right to own a parcel of land and a house. Some docents are offering presentation in the museum at certain times depending on the number of volunteers. Luckily, I attended one and lasted for 15 minutes.
Written 27 December 2016
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The Robbins House is open:
  • Wed - Mon 11:00 - 16:00