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The Old Manse

269 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742-1837
+1 978-369-3909
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The first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired nearby – and, less than a century later, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau spawned a revolution in American philosophy from here.
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269 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742-1837
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a wonderful tour of the house which was the residence of both Emerson and Hawthorne at different times in their lives. It was a wonderful education enhancing our understanding of both writers.

Thank Lavender8124
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was impressed with the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson in college, many years ago. It was very interesting to me to see his family home, and to learn that his grandfather was a Congregational minister, who preached against the oppression of the British prior...More

Thank Arlene H
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We toured today and it was excellent! A must in Concord and join the Trustees while you are there. Great non profit that you will enjoy so much.

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Many other reviewers are echoing my observations about the significant authors who found this house a peaceful inspiration for personal reflections Our guide James was a delight Almost an actor as he told stories that made me curious to read more about these long gone...More

2  Thank mystery1reader
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped by during the tour of Minute Man National Historic Park but wasn't allowed to go inside (they were planning an event later in the day so it was closed). There were still informational placards outside, so you could get a feel of history.

Thank fkl21
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Emerson family residence where, right outside this family witnessed the start of the American Revolution. Nine dollars for out of state residents to tour house and can not tour house alone.. Nice little shop attached to the house with some good reading material and gifts.

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Prior to this visit, we had been to the The Old Manse several times. Each time we had had a guided tour. However, our latest visit happened to be on a special no admission day. We were able to visit the house on our own....More

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Regular visitors cannot enter The Old Manse. Clearly there are special functions here as tents are set up. The Old Manse is adjacent to the North Bridge.

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Joe was a great tour guide. He is a true historian and provided many insights. There is such a unique literary and revolutionary history.

1  Thank Cynda G
Reviewed 11 July 2016

On my recent trip to Concord and Walden Pond, I almost skipped the Old Manse. It ended up being a favorite part of my trip. The garden and view were terrific, but being inside this beautiful, historic old family home was amazing.

2  Thank Marci O
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