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Address: 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
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I enjoyed this house tour, which had 3 different docents providing info about 19th century Transcendentalist philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. The tour went quickly, with... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Sydney, Australia
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 8 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
Concord, Massachusetts
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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
Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
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 is not cared for, rather dingy and they have not even installed air conditioning to... More 

Thank CelineSoCA
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

I found this house tour very interesting. To understand and realize that this house was where Emerson lived.

Thank Carolyn M
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I enjoyed this house tour, which had 3 different docents providing info about 19th century Transcendentalist philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. The tour went quickly, with fascinating material about the Emerson family, as well as Henry David Thoreau, and others. Wished I had time to visit the nearby houses of Emerson's contemporaries, Bronson Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

1 Thank Marsudu
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I understand visitors come here in droves to visit this place. For us it was just in the neighborhoods. Drove from our home at Lincoln for about 15/20 minutes to reach this place. Lived again the memory of the philosopher/journalist/poet who wrote the famous concord hymn " By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze... More 

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Mounds View, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Interesting tour of the Emerson house. I haven't read Emerson's works, but enjoyed the house tour anyway. Pictures are not allowed inside the building. Make sure you go through the gardens in the back.

Thank MNroadtrippers66
Cave Creek, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Interesting house. Obviously a key stop for learning more about one of America's most important writers and the literary set behind transcendentalism. Tour guides, however, were difficult to understand.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

A great and brilliant man lived here and it is furnished much the way he left it. The guides were very knowledgeable and seamlessly handed us off as we transitioned from room to room. They even explained the "Transcendental Movement" in a way just about any lay person could understand, which is quite a feat!

2 Thank jnichols

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