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Ralph Waldo Emerson House

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Address: 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: +1 978-369-2236
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$72.22*
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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston

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Emerson - the genius - the man who always lost his keys!

We took a your through Emerson's house by a young lady who was new on the job. She did an excellent job taking us room to room giving us history and the life story of Ralph... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
Ashley Nicole Y
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Concord, Massachusetts
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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We took a your through Emerson's house by a young lady who was new on the job. She did an excellent job taking us room to room giving us history and the life story of Ralph. Not only was it awesomely educating it always served up private and some funny snippets of the quirky man we all know to be... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Went here as an extension of our tour of the museum across the street on a perfect late summer day. You must ring the doorbell to enter. Then we had two wonderful docents who conducted us through the house. They were bursting with information about the Emerson family and shared it in a very nice way. Plenty of time to... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We enjoyed this tour very much! The tour guides were knowledgeable and imparted the information in an informal, entertaining manner. The house is completely furnished with the original furniture except for one room (that furniture you will find set up as it would have been in the house, at the concord museum). The only down side to this tour is... More 

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Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Combine this tour with that of the Concord Museum for a cost savings. Fascinating place with very knowledgeable tour guides. Such a sense of history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Emerson House is well-preserved. Tour guides are extraordinarily well-versed in the history of the home as well as the Emerson family's lives.....a fantastic and quaint stop if you're in Concord. As our group of teens took several tours during our stay in the Boston area, this was at the top in terms of detail and bang for buck admissions-wise.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This museum was a favorite. A nice break from all the military history in Concord. The museum guides know their subject well and the tour is far more interesting than I imagined it would be. Plan for 45 minutes.

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

We were only in Concord for a couple of days, and I knew Emerson's house was the place to see. I love the Transcendentalists, so being at Emerson's house felt like sacred ground. Wish the tour guides were a little less scripted, but they were happy to answer questions. If you can, go to the Concord Museum right across the... More 

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Hawthorne, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

You need to visit this great author's house and appreciate where his amazing pieces of work took place.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

Through the guided tour, you find out a great deal more about Emerson than you learn in school. The art work and artifacts are also intriguing.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Every visitor I send to the Emerson House enjoys the tour. This is one of the main features of Concord.

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