Ralph Waldo Emerson House

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moviegeekjn
Phoenix, AZ1,815 contributions
American Literary Landmark
Oct 2021 • Solo
Any literate American should have this place on their "must visit" list when in Concord, given the importance of Emerson to American culture.

I am thankful that I was able to get a tour ($10) to see a few inside spaces upon their recent re-opening after Covid. Our guide was knowledgable, literate, and able to adjust well.
Written October 14, 2021
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DLP
New Jersey1,675 contributions
Writer’s House
Jul 2021 • Family
The house was closed to the public due to covid, but you are able to look at the house And admire the grounds from behind the white picket fence. We wish we could have gone in but from the outside , the house is your typical looking Colonial house. There is nothing fancy about it. It was just cool to see the homestead of such an influential writer.
Written September 5, 2021
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,758 contributions
Not Open When We Visited
Aug 2021
Non descript exterior, looks pretty much like any New England two story colonial. BUT it is full of history associated with one of America's great literary figures. Once again disappointed on our tour of Concord-Lexington area as it was closed like so many of the noteworthy historic sites.
Written August 20, 2021
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Vincent R
London, UK364 contributions
Enlightening visit & fab guided tour
Oct 2019
We enjoyed the visit of the house enormously - the tour guides had excellent knowledge of the author, his life and his work.
Written November 6, 2019
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meginla
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Emerson's Beautiful Historical Home
Dec 2018
The wonderful docents give a very educational tour and share all kind of interesting information about Emerson, his family and friends. It is a lovely stop while exploring the area.
Written November 5, 2019
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mvidro
Washington DC, DC382 contributions
Limited parking
Oct 2019
To see the house, we drove down a road stripped of pavement to the dirt to accommodate repair. There is little parking at the property. Fortunately, the Concord Museum across the street was closed for renovation so we parked there.

We enjoyed seeing the house. People typically joined in the parlor and then dropped out when they'd seen everything -- strange setup, but effective. Instead of using a single docent, the speaker changed, depending upon what part of the house we were in.
Written October 17, 2019
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Keysergirl
Alexandria, VA44 contributions
Finally got here!
Sep 2019 • Friends
On my last two visits to Concord, the house was not open on th day of the visit. As a retired English teacher, I was thrilled to finally visit. The house needs lots of work, and sadly one room wasn’t open due to a recent flooding issue. The docents were hospitable but not as engaging as others encountered at the other author’s houses we visited in New England. We did learn some interesting details about Ral;h Waldo and his family.
Written September 21, 2019
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likebeach
Virginia Beach, VA, USA409 contributions
Still in family hands
Jul 2019
Lots of original stuff as this home is still in family hands. Not allowed to take pictures inside. Good information about the family. Definitely recommend.
Written September 3, 2019
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Murfee
Winchester, VA166 contributions
Don't Waste Your Money
Aug 2019
What a disappointment this tour was! Extremely disorganized; people entering and leaving the tour at all different times. The "guides" were terrible. One practically whispered and neither seemed to know too much about Emerson or his house. It is still in the hands of Emerson's descendants and much of the furnishings are original but it didn't seem to help. They need some professional help to make this tour worthwhile.
Written August 31, 2019
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Jake
West Plains, MO34 contributions
This meant a lot to me...
Jun 2019
Ralph Waldo Emerson is my favorite American author. Needless to say, this trip meant a lot to me. I especially enjoyed chatting with one of the guides (there were several) in the main room after the tour. She recommended Robert D. Richardson's biography of Emerson that they were selling in the gift-shop. I bought it and am very glad I did. It is outstanding (I recommend it to anyone who like biographies.) After reading the book, I have an even deeper appreciation for the home and many of the preserved items within it (such as the dollhouse that Thoreau helped the young Emerson daughters create.) The house is just beautiful, and all the same artwork that Emerson displayed on the walls is still there. Although I was already a big fan of Emerson before I visited, I learned a lot of new things during this visit. I will certainly be back.
Written August 17, 2019
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