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

Map Square

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

The Defamation Experiment

The Defamation Experiment

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 • 7-9 p.m. • Alcott Elementary School Auditorium • Part of Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Education’s “Can We Talk” Series • Tickets are limited, $30
Wright Tavern History Festival: A Celebration Of Concord’s History And Culture

Wright Tavern History Festival: A Celebration of Concord’s History and Culture

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 • 11 am- 3 pm • The Wright Tavern • Sponsored by the Concord Museum • Free
Spotlight On… Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. – Descended From Both Frederick Douglass & Booker T. Washington

Spotlight On… Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. – Descended from both Frederick Douglass & Booker T. Washington

Monday, September 17th • Part of The Walden Woods Project Stewardship Lectures • Co-sponsored by the Robbins House Frederick Douglass visited Concord numerous times between 1841-1844 (persuaded early on by Mary Merrick Brooks, above) to spread his message of antislavery activism with stories about his own enslavement from birth to…

In Her Own Words: Mary Merrick Brooks and Strategies of Reform — with Sandra Harbert Petrulionis

Thursday, August 16th • Part of the Concord Museum’s “People of Concord” Summer Series
Ellen Garrison: Educator, Social Justice Advocate, Daughter Of Concord — With Maria Madison And Kerri Greenidge

Ellen Garrison: Educator, Social Justice Advocate, Daughter of Concord — with Maria Madison and Kerri Greenidge

Tuesday, August 21th • Part of the Concord Museum’s “People of Concord” Summer Series Kerri Greenidge, Tufts History Lecturer and Maria Madison, Brandeis Heller School Associate Dean of Diversity explored the life and activism of Robbins House resident Ellen Garrison through reading her letters with audience members. Topics selected from…

Tufts Student Focus Group Responds To Robbins House Visit

Tufts Student Focus Group Responds to Robbins House Visit

On a beautiful summer day in August, eleven undergraduate students from Tufts University visited the Robbins House as part of their university orientation program.