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Address: 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
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+1 978-369-2236
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US$ 76.00*
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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston

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Great place but need better tour guides

The hours here seem to be limited to me. We came on a rainy day . The hours were 11-3. I could not find a price of fees on the website. You have to call, which is annoying. The... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2015
Amy M
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The hours here seem to be limited to me. We came on a rainy day . The hours were 11-3. I could not find a price of fees on the website. You have to call, which is annoying. The woman answered the knock on the door and seemed a bit put out that we were there but she did warm... More 

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1 Thank Amy M
Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

I was disappointed in this place. The house still belongs to heirs of Ralph Waldo Emerson and is in dire need of some loving care. It could be magnificent and should be.

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Thank webatweb
Titusville, Pennsylvania
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229 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

A great and humble man lived here and it is furnished much the way he left it. The guides are articulate and knowledgeable. They can even explain the "Transcendental Movement" in a way just about any lay person could understand, which is quite a feat!

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1 Thank Barry C
Albion, New York
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

It was amazing to go through this house - especially the room where some of the great "forward thinkers" sat discussing ideas to better the conditions of mankind.

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2 Thank Laura S
Canton, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Absolutely a must see. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and answered every question we had. Wish we could go back.

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2 Thank Dale O
Burlington Flats, New York
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

This home, which we learned on the tour is still privately owned by the family, has limited hours. When open, there is an ongoing tour which means you join in where they are on the tour and then continue until you have seen and heard it all. You must ring the doorbell, and then the hostess answers in costume. Very... More 

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2 Thank anymember
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32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

I have visited this home 2 times. The home has a lot of interesting artifacts. The staff is nice but the tour feels a bit rote and scripted. My friend really enjoyed all the books on display and the knowledge of the staff.

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2 Thank CarrieShaw
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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86 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Good thing we ignored some of the other reviews. The docents were very friendly and informative. The 1 1/2 hr. guided tour was super. The house is still owned by Emerson descendants, and we are concerned that not enough attention is devoted to the preservation of this important landmark and its contents. Don't miss the Concord Museum across the street.

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Thank WVMaven
Centennial, Colorado, United States
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141 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Emerson's writings about individualism and self reliance are recalled in the tour of his home in Concord. The 19th century four square home is open for guided tours by a knowledgeable staff. The house is mostly furnished with items from Waldo Emerson and his family and in some cases such as his dressing coats and hats which seem to be... More 

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California
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405 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Unfortunately when I drove here, it wasn't open for visitors, which was a real disappointment. I wish it was.

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