A Walk Through the Classics in Concord

At the Orchard House

Concord, Massachusetts, is a quaint town entrenched in the history of the American Revolution just outside of Boston. The city is known to captivate literary enthusiasts since it was home to some of the greatest minds in America; Louisa May Alcottt, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorn.

To embrace the area, I recommend starting at the Concord Museum. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. As far as the tour, you can visit the Orchard House which is the home of Little Women. The Ralph Waldo Emerson House and the Wayside which was home to three families of authors (the Alcotts, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney) also offer tours.  Walden Pond is the site of H.D. Thoreau’s cabin where he wrote his book Walden and is now a state park.

Emerson’s Home

Although my son most probably won’t read Little Women, I did purchase a copy of Walden for him for the future and a book of favorite quotes.  We wrapped up our day at Walden Grill, where we enjoyed a great meal and re-capped our exciting day.

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