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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 Robbins House is 10 years old!

The Robbins House is 10 years old! We’ve hosted more than 70,000 visitors and hundreds of educational programs thanks to your continued support. We now reflect on the past while looking forward to the next ten years and beyond.

2019 in pictures and visitor comments

Our thousands of annual visitors report a significant increase in their understanding of: • Slavery in the North • Conditions of African Americans in the 19th century • Antislavery Activism and the Antislavery Movement • Freedmen and the Reconstruction Era • Current Social Justice Issues

#GivingTuesday – Join Us in Reducing Racial Bias

The Robbins House Increases Racial Empathy Thanks to People Like You Over the last ten years, The Robbins House, Inc. has been helping visitors and students from around the country learn about African American civil rights and limitations from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, and to engage in conversations about today.

Climate for Freedom Award to be Presented to The Robbins House

Sunday, December 8th • 3 pm • The Fenn School Library, 516 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742 The Robbins House is honored to receive this year’s biennial “Climate for Freedom”…

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…

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.
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