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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

The Robbins House – Concord’s African American History




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.



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



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

The Concord Festival of Authors

Wednesday, October 30 • 7-8 PM • Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street The Robbins House: History & Race This panel features historians who authored and reviewed The Robbins…

Climate for Freedom Award to be Presented to The Robbins House

Sunday, December 8th • 3 pm • Location TBA The Robbins House is honored to receive this year’s biennial “Climate for Freedom” Award from the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council (CCHRC).…

The Robbins House Closes for Winter

This Sunday, October 27th is our last open day in 2019 After this weekend, Friday October 25 – Sunday the 27th (11 am – 4 pm), we’ll close for the…

The Robbins House Celebrates Second Annual Juneteenth in Concord

Saturday, June 15th • The Robbins House Juneteenth, the combination of “June” and “nineteenth,” was first celebrated on June 19, 1865 when Union troops arrived in Texas to announce the…

Trace Design Group creates a new look for the Robbins House

With generous material and carpentry donations from Concord Lumber and North River Builders, the new exhibit showcases the ever-changing research of the early residents of the Robbins House and how their stories can and do effect our lives today. Come see the new exhibits and let us know what you think.

Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures

Saturday, May 25th • The Robbins House Ellen Garrison Reads Her Letters TRH consultant and Ellen Garrison re-enactor Elon Cook Lee read from the letters of Concord’s Civil Rights activist.…

Concord Museum Community Conversation Series

Wednesday, April 24th • Rasmussen Education Center Frederick Douglass in Concord Prize-winning historian Robert A. Gross and TRH co-president Maria Madison discussed the historical context for Frederick Douglass’s two visits to…

Concord Museum’s Inaugural Robert Gross Award Presented to Maria Madison

Saturday, April 13th Our own Maria Madison, founder and co-president of The Robbins House, received the inaugural Robert Gross Award for Advancing Concord’s History. Established by the Concord Museum, the…

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