The Old Manse
The Old Manse is a special place to visit in Concord, MA. It sits on rolling hills next to the Concord River. From the house you can see the North Bridge, where the famous battle of April 19th, 1775 happened. Both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne called the Old Manse home for a while. Even the vegetable garden, which has been recreated, was planted by Henry David Thoreau in honor of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s wedding.
The Old Manse is a National Historic Landmark and a link in the Bay Circuit Trail. It is open year round and boasts a short network of footpaths that connect it to the North Bridge and boathouse on the Concord River.
It’s a must visit if you’re passing through Concord, MA.