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Address: 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 2236
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Good tour of a famous writer's home

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Mpls, MN

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Mpls, MN
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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218 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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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347 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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!

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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