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The Old Manse

269 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742-1837
+1 978-369-3909
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The first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired nearby – and, less than a century later, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau spawned a revolution in American philosophy from here.
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269 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742-1837
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The tour was fantastic! The guide had lots of knowledge and seemed very enthusiastic about the house. Looking forward to the battle reenactment next weekend! Don't miss if you're on a historic New England tour!

Thank meg_ldn
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We were only in Concord for the day, and decided to visit the old North Bridge of Revolutionary war fame, and tour the Old Manse where Emerson and Hawthorne lived. We chose these two sites due to their locations, immediately adjacent to each other. The...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

In this home you are reminded how scary it truly must of been to have a war break out in your back yard. Yes that is what happened. But this is not the only history to this home "The Old Manse". You will find out...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We arrived a bit late, but got in on the last of the tour. We do want to go back and take the whole tour.

1  Thank Senioronabudget
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nathaniel Hawthorne lived here the first three years of his marriage and it was lovely to see the etchings the couple made on the glass panes with her diamond engagement ring. It brought history into perspective as did the tour guide who spoke of the...More

1  Thank Thelmadee
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Old Manse is a fantastic historic home in Concord, Massachusetts. It is located a few steps from the North Bridge, where the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" was fired. It was home to both the Emerson family and Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne, who rented...More

4  Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I drove up especially to learn about the transcendalist such as Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and others. Halfway through the tour, I realized I should have gone to the Emerson house, but that was already closed. The people in the bookstore were very nice and knowledgeable,...More

1  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

My wife wanted to see an example of an old building. The tour guide spoke a lot about Emerson and Thoreau, but it was still interesting. A bit pricey for a tour but fun all the same.

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great tour led by well informed guide of historical home next to the North Bridge. Comfortable 40 minute tour of actual home of Ralph WaldoEmerson, Nathanael Hawthornr

Thank Janis G
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Visiting this house on a "Free Fun Friday" ---- folks walked freely into rooms. The staff that occupied each room presented the history of that room. My friend and I, as we both love older homes in New England, enjoyed talking with various staff members...More

1  Thank Queensabode
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