Actors portray Sophia and Nathaniel Hawthorne at his last home.
Actors portray Sophia and Nathaniel Hawthorne at his last home.

13 Reasons to Visit Concord, Massachusetts

1. Author’s Ridge. Graves of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others.

2. The Wayside. Hawthorne’s last home.

3. Concord Center for the Visual Arts. One of the oldest in the U.S.

4. Concord Museum. Contains many historical artifacts and exhibits.

5. Daniel Chester French house. Home of the famous sculptor.

6. Emerson House. Emerson’s home is a museum and National Historic Site.

7. Ephraim Bull House. Where Concord grapes were originally cultivated.

8. North Bridge. Where the American Revolution began.

9. October Farm. Where William Brewster helped found birdwatching.

10. Orchard House. Alcott’s family home, where she wrote Little Women.

11. The Old Manse. The Hawthornes moved in on their wedding day.

12. Robbins House. Home of former slave Caesar Robbins.

13. Walden Pond. Where Thoreau built a cabin.

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