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28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742-3700
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

The staff here were so welcoming - we arrived just after a tour had begun but they accommodated us and said we could tag onto the current one and join the beginning of the next one when we had finished. The place is fascinating and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is the house where the Transcendentalist poet and philosopher lived for most of his adult life, and where his friend Henry David Thoreau also lived for a while. The guides are extremely well informed and make the stories of the house and family fascinating....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

We visited several author's homes in the area on this trip and this was by far the most disappointing. That is too bad, as the house itself is well preserved and Emerson is a very interesting character. Unlike what we are used to, the tours...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

If you have any interest in Emerson, worth the time to get a personal view of his home. My favorite reading of Emerson is History and walking thru his home just adds to the experience. I been thru HDS where Emerson spoke, etc. I from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

did not take the tour but we were able to enter thanks to a very nice lady inside. we saw the first floor guest room and the study in which Emerson wrote many of his famous works. In hindsight I wish we would have taken...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

I could hardly believe I was walking through the very house Mr. Emerson lived in! He wrote some of his famous pieces in this home. You are even allowed to sit on a sofa, original to the house. There is an entrance fee, including a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

If you are interested in Ralph Waldo Emerson, this is an interesting place to visit. Take the tour to learn more about him. Check to make sure the house is open before going.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

If you have an interest in Emerson or literature, a tour of Emerson's house is definitely worth taking. You can't walk around without a tour, but the groups are generally very small, and the guides are interesting and informative. It's worth doing, in my opinion.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank OxfordAJR
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We walked in on a visit, apparently they keep the front door locked even when they're open, and three people are working... little weird. First part of our tour, the main floor of the house, was given by a young girl who spoke WAYYY too...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Elissa P
Reviewed July 24, 2017

I visited on a day that they weren't open, but I still wanted to get a picture of the house. Be advised that there really isn't any signage other than to tell you that this was Emerson's house and the years he occupied it. I'm...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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October 4, 2017|
Response from Elissa P | Reviewed this property |
thurs-sat 10-4:30 and sun 1-430 When I was there, they keep the front door locked even if tours were happening and there were three people working in the place, it seemed they just did tours when people showed up, not every... More