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Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
Phone Number: 978 318 3233
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo...
Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
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A beautiful Garden Cemetery

This cemetery was designed as a garden cemetery in the mid 1800's. It is still and active cemetery. Author's Ridge has the gravesites of several authors and their families... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Concord, Massachusetts
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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This cemetery was designed as a garden cemetery in the mid 1800's. It is still and active cemetery. Author's Ridge has the gravesites of several authors and their families including Thoreau, Alcott and Emerson all of whom lived in Concord. The cemetery is beautiful to walk through and visiting Author's Ridge is definitely worthwhile. There are many other historical gravesites... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Author's Ridge need I say more? This is the place to pay homage to all the famous Concord Authors, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorn, and even Anna Sewell (5 Little Peppers) to mention even a few. Having lived in Mass all my life I never even knew about Author's Ridge. Who knew that all the greats were buried within a stones throw... More 

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Acton, Maine
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

what a beautiful cemetery and to think all the great writers from there are buried there it gave me the shivers

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love old cemetaries but to go to Author's Ridge and see the likes of Thoreau, Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott all within about 25 feet of each other was nothing short of an amazing experience. I wish we'd had more time to walk the beautiful , old cemetery.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A GREAT spot to pay respects to such greats as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau. . . and the man who developed the Concord grape!

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Daly City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I wonder how I can give a cemetery 4 stars. It's not a place you want to see, but then again, it contains so much history. We drove through and got out to see the "authors ridge" where Emerson, Alcott, Thoreau, etc. are buried. Some of the gravestones are so old here. I did like that the cemetery was not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a must! Some of America's greatest writers are here. Alcott, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Emerson. Not to mention the sculpture French.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Truly gave me goosebumps! So many resting places of famous poets and authors. Make sure you take your time you won't regret it!

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Westford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Worth a visit to authors ridge in the cementary. Keep in mind this is also a place of many locals burial place. Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott all together. A beautiful afternoon walk. Tread lightly

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A beautiful cemetery which is the final resting place of Thoreau (an early expert on civil disobedience), Emerson (CONCORD HYMN: "shot heard round the world'), Hawthorne (THE SCARLET LETTER , HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES, etc.), and Louisa May Alcott (LITTLE WOMEN, LITTLE MEN, etc.). They rest in close proximity on Author's Ridge. Take a copy of Civil Disobedience or... More 

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Address: Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
Phone Number: 978 318 3233
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord

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