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Concord Museum
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US$57.00*
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Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Concord
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

or something like it, at least. Swords, clothing, a small, thoughtful collection. Start with a pretty decent film presentation of the area.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have visited Concord many times over the years and had never stopped here. A friend and I went during a special exhibition of "The Shot Heard round to World". The Museum has done a good job of displaying the history of Concord from the first encounter to the Revolution and then beyond. The legacy of Thoreau is also nicely detailed without being tiresome. The space is nicely laid out so that you can spend time in a room without feeling pushed along by the other attendees. There were two school groups when we were visiting and I never felt over run with students. Well worth the stop if just to see the history of the US from a vantage point of being there from the start.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The Concord Museum is a beautiful and modern presentation of the history of Concord, including its most famous residents. A self-guided tour allows you to follow your own pace and read as much or as little as catches your eye. The complete study from Ralph Waldo Emerson's house and the furnishings from Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond are great highlights. The Museum also features very informative presentations of the Battle of Lexington & Concord, as well as period information tracing the history of the town. Along with the National Park Visitor Center, this is a great place to start a visit to Concord.

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I love history and museums so I got something out of it. There are many nice pieces but I felt there could have been more revolutionary articles and maybe more signed works by the authors on exhibit and some more original maps and town official documents.

However, piece de resistance! One of the original lanterns from North Church.

Thank winterson66
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Concord has three periods of particular interest: the native American, Revolutionary, and Transcendental. This museum offers informative displays on all three, with suitable artifacts. It was particularly inspiring to see Emerson's study. Start with the short video: the pianist is Jacqueline Schwab, who has played for most of the Ken Burns PBS documentaries.

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