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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

Juneteenth Re-Opening of The Robbins House!

Six visitors allowed inside the Robbins House at a time

Masks required by visitors until further notice

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.

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

RECENT PROJECTS

These projects were made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant # MH-00-17-0030

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News and Events

The ‘Rosa Parks of Concord MA,’ discovered in an unmarked grave in Altadena 129 years after her death

Repost from the LA Times By Jorge Garcia July 26, 2021 11:30 AM PT It was recently revealed that Ellen Garrison Clark was laid to rest in Altadena’s Mountain View Mortuary…

Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, and Politics

The Thoreau Society Virtual Annual Gathering – Featuring Keynote Speaker Ibram X. Kendi Interviewed by The Robbins House’s Maria Madison July 10th • 4-5 pm Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles,…

The Thoreau Society Annual Gathering

Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, and Politics with Keynote Speaker Dr. Ibram X. Kendi George Schaller, the 2020 recipient of the Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing, will…

POSTPONED – Reading Frederick Douglass Together

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Cuban Plantation “Slave Bell” Comes to the Robbins House by Way of The Belmont Hill School

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Bemis Lecture on the Slavery History of Lincoln MA by Elise Lemire

This Bemis Lecture, co-sponsored by the Lincoln Historical Society, was given on the first Juneteenth observed as a federal holiday. The lecture was given on Zoom due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Note that the images shown are subject to copyright.

The Terrible Power of the Constitution’s Three-Fifths Clause

Historic New England • Co-sponsored by the Lincoln Historical Society and The Robbins House Tuesday, June 22 • 7-8 pm • Virtual Program • Tickets are free; donations are encouraged • Please call 617-994-6678 for…

All That She Carried: A Conversation with Tiya Miles

June 22, 2021 • 7:00 PM—8:00 PM • Suggested ticket: $5.00 Join MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and Harvard University Professor Tiya Miles as she discusses her new book, All That She Carried:…

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