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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

The Central Ohio Underground Railroad Study Group Tours The Robbins House

Inspired by reading Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts by Elise Lemire, the Central Ohio Underground Railroad Study Group visited the Robbins House on July 11th.

“Our visit to the Robbins House was one of our most enlightening and memorable historical experiences. We had no knowledge of a black community in Concord and their involvement in the antislavery societies and their daily struggles to survive,” remarked Erika Taylor, who arranged a Robbins House tour for the Central Ohio Underground Railroad Study Group. Thirty-eight members of the study group, including some from Tennessee, Florida, and Texas, guided their bus to Concord, MA on July 11th to visit the Robbins House. Co-President Maria Madison talked about community life for free blacks in Concord in the 1800s, after which members of the group shared and compared some of their own experiences of feeling marginalized from community. “The welcome and depth of history presented by Dr. Madison and her colleagues left us in awe. We are encouraged to learn more and are forever grateful,” reflected Taylor.

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