Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will construction occur?

    Demolition of the Cummings Davis Building and construction of the new Education Center began in May 2017. Renovations to the Museum building will occur in 2018 and 2019.

  • Is the Museum open?

    Yes! The Museum, including all exhibition galleries, will be open throughout construction of the Education Center.

  • What about parking?

    Throughout construction, FREE parking is available in the Museum’s parking lot, as well as along Cambridge Turnpike and Lexington Road.
    Handicap parking is available in the parking lot, and there is also a dedicated handicap space directly in front of the Museum.

    During Museum hours, free public parking is also available at the Wayside lot (on Lexington and Hawthorne Lane) and free and metered parking is available in Concord Center. (Both are 10-15 minute walk to the Museum.)
    Parking Info Map Oct2017

    If you have any additional questions, or we may be of assistance, please call 978-369-9763 x216.

  • Where will Museum programs take place during construction of the Education Center?

    Most school and public programs will take place in the Museum building and/or Wright Tavern, located at 2 Lexington Road in Concord Center. Some programs will be held in other locations. Please see for information about specific programs and locations.

  • Where are the Museum offices?

    During construction of the Education Center, most administrative staff are in temporary offices next to the Museum at 73 Cambridge Turnpike or in the first floor of Wright Tavern. Please call 978-369-9763 x216 or email for more information.

  • Construction Facts

    1 The new addition is 12,952 square feet
    2 The existing buildings will have 15,100 sq. ft. of renovation
    3 41 tons of structural steel was used in the new building’s structure
    4 The project will use 368 yards of concrete, weighing approximately 745 tons
    5  400 linear ft. of new stone walls are on site, weighing approximately 907 tons
    6 96 tons of stone veneer will be used on the new building façade
    7 There will be 1,360 sq. ft. of exterior glazing on the new addition
    8 There are 3,768 sq. ft. of sidewalk on site
    9 There will be 23,230 sq. ft. of new asphalt paving on site, weighing approximately 562 tons
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