The Old Manse, a National Historic Landmark and Trustees property in Concord, was once the heart of Concord’s early intellectual life. The Manse overlooks the revolutionary war battlefield where “the shot heard round the world” was fired, was home to both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne and was frequently visited by Henry David Thoreau, Bronson Alcott, and other Transcendentalists. Tours and programs at the Old Manse bring the intellectual ferment of early Concord to life. The grounds are open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.
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