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Very well done tour

The guide who gave this tour was excellent. He was passionate about the subject matter, well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
East Hartford, Connecticut
Stop at the Wayside

We had gone on a Sunday walk and tour about the writers of Concord, MA. It was very well attended... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
White Plains, New York
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455 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3727
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide who gave this tour was excellent. He was passionate about the subject matter, well informed, and well spoken. The tour gives you a good overview of the Hawthorne's, Alcott's, and some of Emerson. The tours are only at specific times, so when we...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had gone on a Sunday walk and tour about the writers of Concord, MA. It was very well attended as we were well informed of the literary figures and the the history of the times. Had a fabulous National Park Ranger talk about the...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Wayside (home of Louisa Mae Alcott and Hawthorne) incredible historical home.The Park Rangers are incredible teachers of the home's hisotry as well as the authors who lived there over the centuries

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

When in Concord, due to my admiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne, I try to at least stop by The Wayside. This trip, we made it on Memorial Day, the opening day of the 2018 season for tours of this part of Minute Man National Historic Park....More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Love the history and quaint town of Concord and the Wayside is a wonderful place to relax for lunch after sight seeing. Visited with my sister and dad and we loved it. We got to sit outside on a nice fall day and enjoy the...More

Thank CynDee N
Reviewed 12 November 2017

My husband and I tried to visit this house while in the area, and we were very disappointed. The edifice is gorgeous, but guests cannot tour the house without taking an official tour. Fairly disappointing.

Thank Ashton S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The Wayside is a lovely old home with a tremendous amount of literary history. There is a parking lot a short walk across the street for the Wayside and Orchard House. Both houses should be visited so you have a continuation of the Alcott Family's...More

Thank pritchke2012
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My wife and I have been spending the weekend in the Concord, MA area and took advantage of a rainy day to do some touring of a few historic houses. One of our stops was the Wayside, home of three authors (Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Charlie was a bevy of details, of obscure and interesting details, he was passionate, and truly enthusiastic about the history of the house. We were the last tour of the day, but he didn't rush us or lose interest, the tour felt natural, he even...More

Thank Elissa P
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The house grew with every single owner. Great history, Alcotts, Hawthornes, and Lothrops. And let us not forget the underground railroad. The guide was good but I guess he forgot to mention the underground railroad part of the tour. Probably, because there is so much...More

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