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Address: 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 2236
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Walk back in time on the Emerson estate

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
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Burlington Flats, New York
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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
4 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
72 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were in Concord for a wedding and decided to visit some of the special places there and we are pleased we did! My husband study Emerson in college, thus, he was thrilled to visit his home and the Concord museum. The tour guides are wonderful and provided excellent information on the house and Emerson & his family for about... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the home with the furniture and articles as used by the Emerson family. The doll house in the girls' bedroom was delightful. The tour guides made the house come alive with their stories about the family and also Thoreau who was a frequent visitor.

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