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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

Concord Festival of Authors at The Robbins House – Journey to Freedom – Helping Young Readers Understand Colonial Slavery

Author Ray Shepard and educator Nikki Turpin will look at the inspiring story of Ona Judge and how her daring escape during colonial times speaks to all of us in…

Concord Festival of Authors Kick-Off Keynote Speaker – Dr. Clint Smith, How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

Join journalist, scholar, and poet Clint Smith as he discusses his celebrated new book, How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, which topped…

Concord’s Ellen Garrison Jackson, Fighter for Freedom during Reconstruction: What did she accomplish?

with Maria Madison, Dean of Brandeis Heller School of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity & The Robbins House Co-president Wednesday, Oct. 6th • 6-7:30 pm • Online Concord Carlisle Adult &…

The Essential, Sweeping Story of Juneteenth’s Importance – A Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School Professor and Pulitzer-Prize winner for The Hemingses of Monticello, will discuss her newest book, On Juneteenth. She provides a historian’s view of the country’s long…

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

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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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