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

Welcome

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VISIT THE ROBBINS HOUSE

Our site 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.

Jack Garrison For Home Page

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

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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
“What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?” Communal Reading
A Hidden Treasure At The Robbins House

A hidden treasure at the Robbins House

Robbins House board member Jayne Gordon is talking to a crowd of about 20 people attending one of Freedom's Way's Hidden Treasures event at the house on May 13 when a sharp rap on the front door causes her to pause. Moments later Peter Robbins, aka Joe Zellner, strides into…

Robbins House Advisory Board Member Joe Zellner – Better Than A Time Machine

Robbins House Advisory Board Member Joe Zellner – Better than a time machine

Until they perfect a time machine that can take you back across the centuries, Joe Zellner might be the next best thing. As a character interpreter trained and certified by the National Association for Interpretation, Joe brings viewers and listeners back hundreds of years with an engaging, thoughtful and provocative…

What Were They Fighting For? The Robbins House And The North Bridge

What Were They Fighting For? The Robbins House and the North Bridge

Meet Peter Robbins; hear a story that infuriated Thoreau; make startling new discoveries about how Concord's African American experiences connect to the nation's history. Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 and Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Location: The Robbins House, 320 Monument Street, Concord, MA 01742 Directions & Parking: The house…

What Were They Fighting For? The Robbins House And The North Bridge

What Were They Fighting For? The Robbins House and the North Bridge

Meet Peter Robbins; hear a story that infuriated Thoreau; make startling new discoveries about how Concord's African American experiences connect to the nation's history. Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 and Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Location: The Robbins House, 320 Monument Street, Concord, MA 01742 Directions & Parking: The house…

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The transformative power of place…

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