Ralph Waldo Emerson House
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Emily M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Very informative tour. Lots of inspiring insights into Emerson’s life. My family, including our two sons, ages 11 and 9 enjoyed the experience.
Written 1 November 2023
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Sherpa2286
Alpharetta, GA575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Emerson was very influential during his time. This tour does an excellent job in detailing his accomplishments as well as his home life. The tour guides were excellent and very knowledgeable.
Written 2 October 2023
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WJClinton
Gentofte, Denmark7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
If you like Emerson (as we do), it's a not-to-be-missed stop. Descendants of the Emerson family are still involved, and it's pretty much as it was when the Emersons lived there.
Written 31 July 2023
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Beth Y
Clinton Township, MI31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This home is still owned by the Emerson family and nearly every item in the home is original. We had a knowledge of Emerson but by the end of this tour we were absolutely amazed at what a generous, influential man he was - loved by everyone in the town and a dear friend to the Alcott's and Thoreau. If you are on the fence about visiting this house I would highly encourage you make it a priority. It was worth every moment.
Written 15 June 2023
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Jon H
Hanson, MA149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The friendly, knowledgeable folks at the Emerson House gave us a fantastic tour. One has a sense of enjoying a dinner outside under the grape arbor with Thoreau, Emerson et al. Wonderful!
Written 8 June 2023
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Craig Hockenberry
272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
CRAIG HOCKENBERRY

I had the chance to go to the Ralph Waldo Emerson home in Concord Mass. It felt like I was stepping back into time. The house was really cool. The staff was great and answered all of my questions. Craig Hockenberry

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Craig Hockenberry
Written 24 December 2022
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Dr. Steve B
Nanticoke, PA235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed touring Emerson’s house. The tour guide provided much information on the family. We were disappointed that we did not learn more about Ralph Waldo himself, such as more about his philosophy, his writings, and insights into his life and his relationship with Henry David Thoreau. Instead, the tour mainly centered on the family. While we certainly got our money’s worth on the tour, but we were hoping to hear more about the person vs. the family and the house. Certainly worth seeing.
Written 18 August 2022
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katiebreen
new hampshire23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
As a history buff and one who enjoys New England tours, I have to say I was disappointed in this one. We visited this past weekend and found the tour boring and underwhelming. The docent or tour guide was dull. I could barely understand a word she was saying through her mask (and that was outdoors!) The house was well-maintained and artifacts interesting, but that's it. I learned nothing. I actually couldn't wait for it to be over. For $12 per person, we did not get our money's worth.
Written 17 May 2022
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moviegeekjn
Phoenix, AZ2,294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Any literate American should have this place on their "must visit" list when in Concord, given the importance of Emerson to American culture.

I am thankful that I was able to get a tour ($10) to see a few inside spaces upon their recent re-opening after Covid. Our guide was knowledgable, literate, and able to adjust well.
Written 14 October 2021
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DLP
New Jersey3,579 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
The house was closed to the public due to covid, but you are able to look at the house And admire the grounds from behind the white picket fence. We wish we could have gone in but from the outside , the house is your typical looking Colonial house. There is nothing fancy about it. It was just cool to see the homestead of such an influential writer.
Written 5 September 2021
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