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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

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Part of the Lowell National Historic Park complex and about a 10-minute walk northeast from the visitor center is this museum devoted...

Concord Museum

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The original contents of Emerson's private study, as well as the world's largest collection of Thoreau artifacts, reside in this 1930...

Old Manse

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The Reverend William Emerson, grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson, watched rebels and redcoats battle from behind his home, which was...

Old North Bridge

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A half-mile from Concord center, at this bridge, the Concord Minutemen turned the tables on the British on the morning of April 19, 1775.

Orchard House

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The dark brown exterior of Louisa May Alcott's family home sharply contrasts with the light, wit, and energy so much in evidence inside.

Ralph Waldo Emerson House

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The 19th-century essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson lived briefly in the Old Manse in 1834–35, then moved to this home, where he...

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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In the Author's Ridge section of this cemetery are the graves of American literary greats Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry...

The Wayside

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Nathaniel Hawthorne lived at the Old Manse in 1842–45, working on stories and sketches; he then moved to Salem (where he wrote The...

Walden Pond

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For lovers of early American literature, a trip to Concord isn't complete without a pilgrimage to Henry David Thoreau's most famous residence...