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Concord: The Old Manse
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Concord: The Old Manse

A $9.00 value - Included 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!
This attraction is seasonal and may be closed during your visit. Please verify this attraction's closings below.

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Included admission with the Go Boston Card


November 2–December 29: Monday–Friday
December 30–Mid March
May be closed major U.S. holidays

Phone: (978) 369-3909

Website: www.oldmanse.org

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Comments about Smart Destinations Concord: The Old Manse:

The best time to visit is in the late-summer / early-fall. The grounds are idyllic New England. It's easy to see Nathaniel Hawthorne or Emerson finding inspiration here.

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March 16–May 26: Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
May 28–October 31: Tuesday–Sunday, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
November 2–December 29: Saturday–Sunday, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Driving Directions

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.


269 Monument Street
Concord, MA 01742
  • Seasonal
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • No restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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269 Monument Street
Concord, MA 01742

Phone: (978) 369-3909

Website: www.oldmanse.org

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$9.00 $5.00