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Romance at the Manse: Stories of Love and Friendship

February 9 - February 10

Explore the Manse this Valentine’s Day.

Tour this historic house by candlelight and discover stories of friendship and love that made this house a home to so many artists, writers, and poets.

During this 45-minute tour, we explore the many ways that friendship and love were shared in the house – whether it is a mother’s love for her children, newlyweds’ love for each other, two friends supporting one another, or a philosopher’s pursuit to understand truth and beauty. During the tour, we share poems and letters written by the inhabitants of the Manse including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sophia Peabody, and Henry David Thoreau as they express love and friendship during their time there.

Please stay after the tour for treats by a fire pit.

Note: Tours are offered at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly advised.

This tour is offered on Friday and Saturday. Please note, this tour includes walking through a home with uneven floors in low light environments.


February 9
February 10
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The Old Manse
Monument Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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