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Address: 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 2236
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Great place but need better tour guides

The hours here seem to be limited to me. We came on a rainy day . The hours were 11-3. I could not find a price of fees on the website. You have to call, which is annoying. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Amy M
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The hours here seem to be limited to me. We came on a rainy day . The hours were 11-3. I could not find a price of fees on the website. You have to call, which is annoying. The woman answered the knock on the door and seemed a bit put out that we were there but she did warm... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was disappointed in this place. The house still belongs to heirs of Ralph Waldo Emerson and is in dire need of some loving care. It could be magnificent and should be.

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A great and humble man lived here and it is furnished much the way he left it. The guides are articulate and knowledgeable. They can even explain the "Transcendental Movement" in a way just about any lay person could understand, which is quite a feat!

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Albion, New York
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was amazing to go through this house - especially the room where some of the great "forward thinkers" sat discussing ideas to better the conditions of mankind.

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Canton, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Absolutely a must see. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and answered every question we had. Wish we could go back.

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Burlington Flats, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This home, which we learned on the tour is still privately owned by the family, has limited hours. When open, there is an ongoing tour which means you join in where they are on the tour and then continue until you have seen and heard it all. You must ring the doorbell, and then the hostess answers in costume. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I have visited this home 2 times. The home has a lot of interesting artifacts. The staff is nice but the tour feels a bit rote and scripted. My friend really enjoyed all the books on display and the knowledge of the staff.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good thing we ignored some of the other reviews. The docents were very friendly and informative. The 1 1/2 hr. guided tour was super. The house is still owned by Emerson descendants, and we are concerned that not enough attention is devoted to the preservation of this important landmark and its contents. Don't miss the Concord Museum across the street.

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Emerson's writings about individualism and self reliance are recalled in the tour of his home in Concord. The 19th century four square home is open for guided tours by a knowledgeable staff. The house is mostly furnished with items from Waldo Emerson and his family and in some cases such as his dressing coats and hats which seem to be... More 

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California
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Unfortunately when I drove here, it wasn't open for visitors, which was a real disappointment. I wish it was.

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Address: 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 2236
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord

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