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Ralph Waldo Emerson House

28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
+1 978-369-2236
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28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
+1 978-369-2236
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the rooms papered still with original wall coverings and furnished with the tables, beds, and chairs used by Emerson and his friends, we feel their presence. A little dollhouse probably made by Thoreau for Emerson's daughters from a commode drawer, the full library...More

Thank Marion T
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I truly wanted to give the Emerson House a five-star review, as I love Emerson and the whole Concord scene. I live nearby. However, I think I'm generous giving it three. This museum has limited hours and I stopped in when I realized it was...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A very interesting tour. Emerson's family still owns the house and operates it as a homage to "the Great Man of Concord". Lots of good insights to life in the late 1800's in Concord and of the famed orator.

Thank leavingAZ2011
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We took a your through Emerson's house by a young lady who was new on the job. She did an excellent job taking us room to room giving us history and the life story of Ralph. Not only was it awesomely educating it always served...More

Thank Ashley Nicole Y
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Went here as an extension of our tour of the museum across the street on a perfect late summer day. You must ring the doorbell to enter. Then we had two wonderful docents who conducted us through the house. They were bursting with information about...More

Thank Helen Z
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We enjoyed this tour very much! The tour guides were knowledgeable and imparted the information in an informal, entertaining manner. The house is completely furnished with the original furniture except for one room (that furniture you will find set up as it would have been...More

Thank delane r
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Combine this tour with that of the Concord Museum for a cost savings. Fascinating place with very knowledgeable tour guides. Such a sense of history.

Thank CarolAnnArbor
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Emerson House is well-preserved. Tour guides are extraordinarily well-versed in the history of the home as well as the Emerson family's lives.....a fantastic and quaint stop if you're in Concord. As our group of teens took several tours during our stay in the Boston...More

Thank Terrie C
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This museum was a favorite. A nice break from all the military history in Concord. The museum guides know their subject well and the tour is far more interesting than I imagined it would be. Plan for 45 minutes.

Thank MJ M
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We were only in Concord for a couple of days, and I knew Emerson's house was the place to see. I love the Transcendentalists, so being at Emerson's house felt like sacred ground. Wish the tour guides were a little less scripted, but they were...More

Thank Jean L
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