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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.

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

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

Black Lives Resources, Recommendations, and Action Items

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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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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 this first generation of free Concord African Americans pursued independence and contributed to the antislavery movement.

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

@ Home Coffee House Cabaret Special Black History Month Edition

Directed by Barbara Pierre; Accompanied by David Coleman Thurs. Feb. 25th • 8:00 p.m. • In collaboration with The Robbins House Free - registration required Join The Umbrella for a…

Robbins House Virtual Tours

Robbins House Virtual Tours Available Now

Recounting Slavery in Historic Houses and Museums

As the Concord Museum installs a new permanent gallery to chronicle the history of slavery in our town and the efforts to abolish it, join us for a conversation with…

Virtual Conversation: Race Science in the 21st Century

With Angela Saini, author of Superior: The Return of Race Science Free – registration required The Museum of Science welcomes award-winning science journalist, broadcaster, and author of Superior: The Return…

Confronting Racial Injustice: Slavery, Wealth Creation, and Intergenerational Wealth

Massachusetts Historical Society & Sponsors Online Public Program Tonight! Thurs, Feb. 18th • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. The Confronting Racial Injustice Series offers five monthly programs hosted by the Massachusetts…

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.

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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