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Juneteenth Re-Opening of The Robbins House!
June 19-September 6: Open 6 days/wk (closed Tuesdays)
September 10-October 31: Open Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays & Indigenous
Peoples’ Day Monday Oct. 11 th
From 11 am – 4 pm
Six visitors allowed inside the Robbins House at a time
Masks required by visitors until further notice

Visit The Robbins House

June, July & August: 11-4
(Closed Tuesdays)
September, October: 11-4
(Open Fri-Sun + Columbus Day)

320 Monument Street
Concord MA
(Located opposite the Old North Bridge)

(978) 254-1745

Welcome

The Robbins House – Concord’s African American History

VISIT THE ROBBINS HOUSE

VISIT THE ROBBINS HOUSE

The Robbins House is a 544 sq. ft. historic early 19th century house formerly inhabited by the first generation of descendants of formerly enslaved African American Revolutionary War veteran Caesar Robbins, and by fugitive slave Jack Garrison.

LEARN THE HISTORY

LEARN THE HISTORY

The stories of the occupants of The Robbins House reveal the ways in which the first generations of free Concord African Americans pursued independence and contributed to the antislavery movement and abolitionist causes.

TAKE A WALKING TOUR

TAKE A WALKING TOUR

We created a map of African American and antislavery history in Concord, MA.

Download the map and take a walking tour of the African American and Antislavery history sites in Concord.

News and Events

Fall Visit Day

Saturday, October 15 10:00 a.m. Visit to learn more about the little known African American history of Concord and its regional and national importance.

Prof. Barbara McCaskill’s video summary of the plantation bell

Short video (11:28 mins.) discussion at request Maria Madison, founder and co-president of the Robbins House and Heller School Associate Dean for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity at Brandeis University, on…

A Celebration of Brister Freeman at the Robbins House

Join this marking of the 200th anniversary of Brister Freeman’s Death Maria Madison Welcoming Remarks Keynote Address by Kenneth Reeves Poetry by Danielle Georges, poet and author of The Dear…

Join us in Observing the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of Brister Freeman’s Death

Brister Freeman (1744-1822) was enslaved in Concord for the first 30 or so years of his life. Having gained his freedom after fighting in the Revolutionary War – when he…

ROBBINS HOUSE VIRTUAL TOURS

The Life of Ellen Garrison
6:30 min

Reconstruction Part 1: The Johnson Presidency
19:50 min

Reconstruction Part 2: The Grant Presidency
8:32 min

Reconstruction Part 3: The Legacy
14:39 min

Black Abolitionists
15:05 min

Black Lives Resources, Recommendations, and Action Items

Books Frugal Bookstore is a Black-owned bookstore in Roxbury taking orders: https://frugalbookstore.net, email: frugal_books@yahoo.com, phone: 617-541-1722 Harvard Gazette Reading List…

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What you can do now:

Advocate for 4 Bills in the Massachusetts Legislature Supporting Black Lives - July 4, 2020 - Supported by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
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Spotlight on Social Justice Action Items

Move to Establish a Concord-Carlisle Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee The Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters is urging the Concord…

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