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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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"window panes"
in 9 reviews
"diamond ring"
in 4 reviews
"nathaniel hawthorne"
in 9 reviews
"our tour guide"
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"walls could talk"
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"old north bridge"
in 11 reviews
"american literature"
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"revolutionary war"
in 9 reviews
"great tour"
in 6 reviews
"famous residents"
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"boat house"
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"rainy day"
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"new england"
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Reviewed August 10, 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 August 5, 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

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

This home is located just south of the battlefield at Concord. It is steps away from the bridge and minuteman statue. It is a beautifully kept piece of property with a rock wall and little dock and boat house. I was sad that it was...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

This a house where the old cliche stands ("If these walls could talk..."). Witness to the battle of Old North Bridge, home for Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sr., and the newlyweds Sophia and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Thank I M
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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

This home was a good tour and worth seeing. The main highlights include the writing in the glass of the windows in two of the rooms from the Hawthorne family & the view of the North Bridge. Our guide was good and informative. The site...More

2  Thank PresidentsTraveler
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

I was fortunate to stop by the Old Manse on a free entry day, part of a celebration by the organization that maintains the house. I was particularly struck by the close quarters of the rooms and how small the kitchen area was. The house...More

Thank Darwyn K
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

THis house has more history than most sites. The generations of Emerson/Ripley people who lived here were involved with most aspects of American life. THe only non family member to reside here was Nathanial Hawthorne who did some of his well known writings here. Tours...More

Thank Nancy J
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

The guide I had was super informative, and I'm a huge Hawthorne fan. The fact that this was the site of the first battle of the Revolution AND a Hawthorne house made this house super interesting to me. There are a lot of great features...More

1  Thank Amber0927
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Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

The Manse is in its original condition and full of literary history. There are many antiques original to the period. You can look out the window that the residents in 1775 did as they witnessed the "shot heard 'round the world" at the Old North...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2016

If you like hands-on activities while you learn history then this is the place for you. Next to the site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War, lived in by Nathaniel Hawthorne (with window panes bearing love poems written by him and his wife),...More

1  Thank Caleb K
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