Revealing the little known African American history of Concord MA and its regional and national importance. Built for the family of a black Revolutionary War veteran.

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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.
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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
“Such A Dusky Orb”: African American Presence And The Landscapes Of Concord

“Such a dusky orb”: African American Presence and the Landscapes of Concord

Tuesday, June 14th 7:00 pm – Concord Museum. Join Robbins House Advisor Dr. Lois Brown at the Concord Museum for a talk about the African American presence on and beyond the land of Concord.

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Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures Weekend

Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures Weekend

May 22nd, The Robbins House – Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures Weekend

Meet Ellen Garrison (1823-c.1890), Concord’s Civil Rights activist. Ellen Garrison was born in Concord’s Robbins House the year it was built, 1823.

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Patriot’s Day At The Robbins House

Patriot’s Day at The Robbins House

Monday. April 18th — 12 & 2:30 pm

Visit The Robbins House on Patriots’ Day and meet Peter Robbins, son of Revolutionary War veteran Caesar Robbins, portrayed by CCHS teacher emeritus Joe Zellner.

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Ellen Garrison/Harriet Jacobs Pop-up Exhibit

Ellen Garrison/Harriet Jacobs Pop-up Exhibit

Robbins House Humanities Director Presents Ellen Garrison/Harriet Jacobs Pop-up Exhibit During February’s Black History month, Robbins House humanities director, Elon Cook,…

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Waking Up White

Waking Up White

Sunday, April 3, at 3pm: Workshop featuring Debby Irving, racial justice educator and author of Waking Up White – Reception and book-signing follows the workshop.

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