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Such an Interesting History

This home is known mostly because of its famous owner; Nathaniel Hawthorne. It’s an interesting mix... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Huntington Beach, California
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Very well done tour

The guide who gave this tour was excellent. He was passionate about the subject matter, well... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
East Hartford, Connecticut
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455 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3727
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

This home is known mostly because of its famous owner; Nathaniel Hawthorne. It’s an interesting mix of add-ons to an original saltbox house. The additions made by Hawthorne are actually quite funny. He just put it there and made it work no matter how it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The guide who gave this tour was excellent. He was passionate about the subject matter, well informed, and well spoken. The tour gives you a good overview of the Hawthorne's, Alcott's, and some of Emerson. The tours are only at specific times, so when we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We had gone on a Sunday walk and tour about the writers of Concord, MA. It was very well attended as we were well informed of the literary figures and the the history of the times. Had a fabulous National Park Ranger talk about the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jtonthego
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Wayside (home of Louisa Mae Alcott and Hawthorne) incredible historical home.The Park Rangers are incredible teachers of the home's hisotry as well as the authors who lived there over the centuries

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travellass50
Reviewed June 3, 2018

When in Concord, due to my admiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne, I try to at least stop by The Wayside. This trip, we made it on Memorial Day, the opening day of the 2018 season for tours of this part of Minute Man National Historic Park....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LanSluderBelize
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Love the history and quaint town of Concord and the Wayside is a wonderful place to relax for lunch after sight seeing. Visited with my sister and dad and we loved it. We got to sit outside on a nice fall day and enjoy the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank CynDee N
Reviewed November 11, 2017

My husband and I tried to visit this house while in the area, and we were very disappointed. The edifice is gorgeous, but guests cannot tour the house without taking an official tour. Fairly disappointing.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AshBernadette88
Reviewed October 24, 2017

The Wayside is a lovely old home with a tremendous amount of literary history. There is a parking lot a short walk across the street for the Wayside and Orchard House. Both houses should be visited so you have a continuation of the Alcott Family's...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pritchke2012
Reviewed September 3, 2017

My wife and I have been spending the weekend in the Concord, MA area and took advantage of a rainy day to do some touring of a few historic houses. One of our stops was the Wayside, home of three authors (Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gary S
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Charlie was a bevy of details, of obscure and interesting details, he was passionate, and truly enthusiastic about the history of the house. We were the last tour of the day, but he didn't rush us or lose interest, the tour felt natural, he even...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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