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The cornerstone of Concord’s historic attractions was the town’s political and social center throughout the 19th century, and boasts an impressive list of former guests. Now preserved as a National Historic Landmark, the Old Manse was originally built in 1770, for Reverend William Emerson, and stands adjacent to Concord’s Old North Bridge, where on April 19th 1775, it bore witness to the start of the American War of Independence, as Minutemen fired the infamous shot ‘heard around the world’.

The history of the Old Manse isn’t only political though; the landmark building also has a rich literary heritage, home to both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and serving as a meeting ground for other Transcendentalists, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau and Margaret Fuller. Today, visitors can explore the well-preserved Georgian residence, where they can admire the original furnishings, spot writings from Nathanial & Sophia Hawthorne etched onto the window panes, and look out over the fabled North Bridge, before wandering through the vegetable gardens and orchards.

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Open daily sunrise-sunset
269 Monument St, Concord, Massachusetts , 01742
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Private Excursion to Historic Concord

Private Excursion to Historic Concord

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From its revolutionary history to its literary history, Concord is a must-see for any history or literary buff. Concord, a town to the north-west of Boston, has a key place in US history, as a town shaped by rebellion, militiamen and revolutionary spirit. The town’s North Bridge has significant national importance, as the historical site in the Battle of Concord on the first day of the American War of Independence. Honoured in American history today, as the American Revolutionary War’s first military engagement, Concord paved the way for the Liberty and creation of the United States of America An expert guide will provide the historical and political context to the Revolution and the extraordinary fortitude of the 4,000 men of Lexington and Concord. Please note: The Old Manse museum is only open on Saturday and Sunday; therefore, if you would like to visit it, schedule a weekend tour
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What are The Old Manse hours of operation?
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The Old Manse hours of operation: Open daily sunrise-sunset. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book The Old Manse tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since The Old Manse can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit The Old Manse 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to The Old Manse costs USD 435.00. Guided The Old Manse tours start around USD 435.00 per person.
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