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Ralph Waldo Emerson House

(978) 369-2236
Type: Historical Site

Built in 1828, this square frame house served as the home to Ralph Waldo Emerson and his second wife, Lydia Jackson, from 1835 to his death in 1882. Today, the house still contains many of Emerson's personal effects and the home's original furnishings. Guided tours are offered from mid-April to mid-October.

28 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742
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City Guide

by Ifeanyi Menkiti


The city of Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalists has produced many prominent writers in its past, but it is also a city whose literary history is still in the making. Ifeanyi Menkiti, who was born in Onitsha, Nigeria, and moved to Massachusetts eventually becoming owner of the nation’s oldest poetry bookstore, tours the vast literary landscape of the greater Boston area.

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