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The Old Manse, Concord

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The Old Manse is a historic manse in Concord, Massachusetts, United States, notable for its literary associations. It is open to the public as a nonprofit museum owned and operated by the Trustees of Reservations. The house is located on Monument Street, with the Concord River just behind it. The property neighbors the North Bridge, a part of Minute Man National Historical Park.

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  • The Old Manse is a Georgian clapboard house built in 1770. It was built for patriot minister William Emerson. Here is where pivotal moments in our nation’s early history occurred. Just a short walk...  more »
  • We toured the family home of Ralph Waldo Emerson (also a property once rented to newly wed Nathaniel Hawthorne). Our docent, Prentiss, discussed a series of strong, independent women who resided...  more »
  • We went on the 30-minute Emerson and Hawthorne centered tour with Victor. It was great! Only $5 and we got to see where Emerson wrote Nature and where both authors' careers set off! Victor was very patient with us while we took pictures and explored really more than we should have. He is very knowledgeable about the house and its residents! Loved it! Its inspiring to be there.
  • A really cool view of the bridge and some unique history with several authors. For sure worth a checkout. But don't bring young kids as they will want to play in the water off of the wobbly dock.

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