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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


Dear Robbins House Community,

Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our visitors and volunteers. In response to concerns around limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to close the Robbins House to the public effective until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding, flexibility, and support during these challenging times. We hope to reschedule many of the postponed events and programs and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Robbins House soon.

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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

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

Concord Museum Forums Event Kerri Greenidge, Director of American Studies at Tufts University, reestablishes William Monroe Trotter’s essential place in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. For more than…

Tell the Senate: Honor John Lewis & Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act now!

After the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, Black voters have been left largely unprotected from voter suppression laws and practices enacted by states. As we collectively…

The Robbins House Welcomes an Artist in Residence and Summer Interns

Work done remotely Thanks to a generous Mass Humanities CARES Act grant, we’ve hired an artist-in-residence and three summer interns.

Robbins House Exhibits Move to The Umbrella Arts Center during Shutdown

The Umbrella Arts Center will show our exhibits in their main gallery while we remain closed due to COVID. Summer intern Jaelen Ogadhoh will help spearhead this work. We're grateful…

Robbins House Encourages Community Reading of New Book by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent Available August 4th This timely new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns, examines the unspoken caste system…

A Rich Resource for Talking About Race

National Museum of African American History and Culture Online Portal “Talking About Race” is the Smithsonian NMAACH’s new online portal providing a rich array of tools, videos, and guidance…

A Conversation with E. Dolores Johnson

Sponsored by Concord Museum and The Robbins House Video available online • 1 hr. In this fascinating conversation, Concord Museum Executive Director Tom Putnam interviews his Kennedy Library colleague…

Reading Frederick Douglass’s Speech, and Panel Discussion

July 4th • Video available online, discussion begins at minute 47
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