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Old Manse House
A $8.00 value, FREE with your Go Boston Card!
Replete with its original 18th and 19th century furnishings, the Old Manse is located adjacent to Concord’s Old North Bridge, where on April 19, 1775 Minutemen fired the shots ‘heard 'round the world.’ Built by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s grandfather in 1769, this atmospheric parsonage not only witnessed America’s birth, but also nurtured the American Renaissance within its walls and on its beautiful grounds. Here Emerson drafted Nature, Nathaniel Hawthorne established his literary career, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau tended the land. In addition, woman’s rights activist Margaret Fuller, pioneer educationist Horace Mann, and abolitionist John Brown paid regular visits. The Old Manse remained in the Emerson family until 1939, when Massachusetts’ leading conservation organization, the Trustees of Reservations, purchased the property and opened it as a house museum. Do not miss this very special place!
Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.
March 16–May 24: Monday–FridayMay 28–October 31: MondaysNovember 2–December 29: Monday–FridayDecember 30–March 13May be closed major U.S. holidays
Included admission with the Go Boston Card
The Old Manse will be participating in an annual "free" day for visitors on Friday, August 22nd. We recommend visiting on an alternate day to avoid long lines and have the most enjoyable experience.
269 Monument Street Concord, MA
From Boston, take I-95/128 north to Exit 30 (2A W). Stay on 2A W and at the second flashing yellow light stay right onto Lexington Road. Sign reads 'Concord.' Follow this to the center of Concord. Go straight into the small rotary (Monument Square), then turn right onto Monument Street. Old Manse is 1/2 mile ahead on the left.