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The Wayside

455 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3727
+1 978-369-6975
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I love Louisa May Alcott

I was so happy to tour Louisa May Alcott's home, and it did not disappoint. The guide was friendly... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Durham, North Carolina
You Need to Pre-Plan for This One!

If you plan to visit the homes of famous authors in Concord, it might make sense to go to The... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
New York
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455 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3727
+1 978-369-6975

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was so happy to tour Louisa May Alcott's home, and it did not disappoint. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She answered every question asked, and told us many interesting facts about Louisa, the house in general, and the Alcott family. I really felt...More

1  Thank Amber0927
Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you plan to visit the homes of famous authors in Concord, it might make sense to go to The Wayside first. Unlike Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (next door) and the Ralph Waldo Emerson House (1/2-mile down the road), The Wayside is operated by...More

2  Thank Susanarl
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Many thanks to National Park Ranger Michelle Blees for an informative, insightful tour of “The Wayside” home of three American authors (Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney, the pen name of Harriett Lothrop). Even though it was just after 4 pm when we...More

Thank EZReader
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Wayside was built about 1720. British soldiers passed by it in 1775 on their way to the battle in Concord. Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott's father bought the house in 1845. Louisa and her family lived here for a while when she was a...More

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This home had many literary occupants over the last 200 years. Parking is across he street from the house. Admission charge.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you are a fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne or Louisa May Alcott you will find their spirits embodied in this home. This house is where the antics of the March girls took place; hence where "Little Women" was born.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the house and the area , very good information about our great writers ,

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 6 September 2015

The Wayside is a fabulous house, chock full of history and interesting stories. There are guides from the National Parks Service who will show you around -- check websites for times of tours. Not expensive to visit, and a place that historians, especially those with...More

1  Thank passingbyagaindb
Reviewed 11 May 2015

If you like history, you'll love the Wayside Inn. We had a storyteller, dressed in period costume, give our group the history of the tavern & inn. We then had a catered dinner upstairs during which a period Fife & Drum Core unexpectedly march in...More

3  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 9 August 2014

When I stopped to visit, it wasn't open, and it looked to be under significant painting and/or remodeling/restoration. It does look like an interesting place, if it was open (perhaps at a different time then when I stopped)

1  Thank mrliterature
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