Concord and Environs
To explore some of the many literary and historical opportunities in Concord, Massachusetts, visit the links below. Note that the Institute schedule includes visits to some of these sites.
Thoreau Farm, Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau (and headquarters of The Thoreau Society)
Concord, Emerson-Thoreau Amble
Louisa May Alcott Home (Orchard House)
The Old Manse (birthplace of Mary Moody Emerson, and, at different times, home to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (location of “Authors Ridge,” the final resting place of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Alcott)
The Robbins House: Concord’s African American History
Minute Man National Historical Park
The Wayside (home to both the Alcott family, and, later, to Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Boston African American National Historic Site and Black Heritage Trail
Concord Free Public Library, William Munroe Special Collections
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