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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 12 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 24 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
Reviewed 15 June 2016

You need to visit this great author's house and appreciate where his amazing pieces of work took place.

Thank Irvin S
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Through the guided tour, you find out a great deal more about Emerson than you learn in school. The art work and artifacts are also intriguing.

Thank PandoraPS
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Every visitor I send to the Emerson House enjoys the tour. This is one of the main features of Concord.

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

For Emerson fans there are much better venues, including his actual study at the Concord museum. The house is privately owned and crumbling before your eyes, literally, the walls woodwork and furnishings are crazed, cracked and emitting smells that are unwholesome. That such a place...More

Thank CelineSoCA
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Our tour guides here were very well informed and enthusiastic about RW Emerson and the history of this incredible home. Well worth the visit. Be sure to check for open days/times.

Thank melange1
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4 October 2017|
Response from Elissa P | Reviewed this property |
thurs-sat 10-4:30 and sun 1-430 When I was there, they keep the front door locked even if tours were happening and there were three people working in the place, it seemed they just did tours when people showed up, not every... More