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Ralph Waldo Emerson House
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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston
Ranked #10 of 33 things to do in Concord
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The grounds include an arbor first laid out by H.D. Thoreau and, we were told but didn't find, includes a trail to Walden Pond that Waldo and the gang ambled along. Inside excellent guides walk you through rooms furnished as if Waldo was out on errands and may return at any time. As with Orchard House much is of the HOUSE, not just of the period. It also includes more examples of Thoreau's ability to create -- the little shelf under the chair, a doll house. The totality puts a real human face on the people who created so much that remains relevant to this and any day. Well Done.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

You open the front gate, walk up to the front door and a pleasant lady opens the door and bids you welcome to Mr. Emerson's house. This is the home of one of America's greatest minds, a man of substance who lived very comfortably and extended hospitality and friendship to many of our most famous writers and thinkers. The home is still privately owned by Emerson descendants and feels very much alive. I am sorry Mr. Emerson was not home when we dropped by, but I can easily imagine him coming around the corner!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This house is really special. It's filled with authentic pieces; loved the different beds, one is beautifully painted and stenciled and ropes kept the bed firm (no box springs then). Little touches like the back splash cloth above the basin tables are unique. The guides (upstairs and down) are excellent.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Mr. Emerson was the darling of Concord. Parking isn't the easiest but if you are able to walk, you'll be ok. Handicap spaces weren't available.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

The house is beautiful, and filled with family furnishings. Good tour guides, and I liked that the family still owns the house! Worth a visit for Emerson fans, and actually anyone who likes history, literature, old houses.

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