The Robbins House

The Robbins House is the only known historic site commemorating the legacy of a previously enslaved Revolutionary War veteran.

It is a one and a half story house built in the early 1800s. It was a two -family farmhouse occupied by one former slave, and by two grown children of another.

The first generation of descendants of a formerly enslaved African American Revolutionary War veteran, Caesar Robbins and by a fugitive slave Jack Garrison, lived there.

The Robbins House is located across from the North Bridge. It strives to inspire conversation, expand understanding, and contribute to a better society.

Contact Information

320 Monument St. Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-254-1745

Reviews

Kristy Johnson   May 13, 2024
Such wonderful history!!! You can’t help but feel the injustice of a family raised in such a small home next to the joshes of Hawthorn, Emerson, Alcott, Dickinson, and so on, but brave and honorable figures in US History nonetheless. Driving through concord you see some of that generational wealth still playing a roll in the inequities of today. I’m grateful for a history of abolitionists in MA, but the history of integration and the road to equity is a far longer road.
Ben Bryant   October 30, 2023
A fascinating look into the history of concord. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable
Daniela Chang   September 28, 2023
If you’re interested in American Black History and in the area this is the place to visit! They have very friendly staff who are always happy to share their knowledge, and walk you through the different timeline posters, pictures, letters and more. Definitely a must see. There’s a lot of free parking and there’s no entrance fee.
Juliet K.   September 22, 2022
This farm house was formerly located elsewhere. It once belonged to an African American family in the 1800's. At that time slavery had been abolished for...
Leo Sena   August 30, 2022
Great to learn a little bit more about history and honored to work at this site installing Bell sculpture
Mike Blankenship   July 17, 2022
Interesting bit of history while in town touring American Revolution sites.
Spencer W (Seto Gesshuko)   June 15, 2022
It was absolutely a must see for anyone interested in American Black History. I'm glad that the house is now open to the public! The historians are very knowledgeable happy to share their knowledge to everyone!
Spencer W (Cocomadnezz)   June 15, 2022
It was absolutely a must see for anyone interested in American Black History. I'm glad that the house is now open to the public! The historians are very knowledgeable happy to share their knowledge to everyone!
J W.   June 8, 2022
This is an original house, unlike the reproduction of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. It features portraits and writings about the lives of two families who...
Michael Currie   June 1, 2022
Didn't go in, but looked in the windows... pretty cool. A lot of information boards outside and a cool brass bell from Trinidad
Leland Ackerson   October 23, 2021
Very interesting. An important part of history that we must remember and pay attention to. The tour guides were excellent!
Evan Swingholm   September 18, 2021
Providing a view into an untold part of our American history - great exhibits!
jose joubert   May 26, 2021
Interesting piece on black history
Sandra Burak   November 28, 2020
Though it was closed and cold out, we will definitely plan to go in the warmer weather.
aaron brown   October 27, 2020
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John Krstyen   August 25, 2020
Trails,important history,and just an eye opening experience when you visit. The rangers are amazing and the area is well preserved. It's alota fun to visit. Id recommend it
John K   August 25, 2020
Trails,important history,and just an eye opening experience when you visit. The rangers are amazing and the area is well preserved. It's alota fun to visit. Id recommend it
Jonny Griffin   October 31, 2019
Very informative
Penny McGhee   October 5, 2019
So interesting. Great guide.
PS2freak11223   August 16, 2019
Very nice guide!
Paul McArtor   August 3, 2019
Great little slice of history and an amazing family to learn about
Roxane Balwin   August 1, 2019
Very interesting
Donna M.   June 16, 2018
The Robbins House Docent dressed in period costume was excellent, storytelling on the lawn in front of the 1823 Farmhouse* to a rapt audience on a lovely...
Anrana S.   June 11, 2017
Not part of NPS but located in the back of the parking lot for the Old North Bridge. Open for tours 11-4, closed Tuesday. It's hard for me to review...