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The Wayside

455 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3727
+1 978-369-6975
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A Tower of Power

My wife and I have been spending the weekend in the Concord, MA area and took advantage of a rainy... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Gary S
Steep Falls, Maine
excellent tour, ties Concord all together!

Charlie was a bevy of details, of obscure and interesting details, he was passionate, and truly... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Elissa P
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455 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3727
+1 978-369-6975

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

My wife and I have been spending the weekend in the Concord, MA area and took advantage of a rainy day to do some touring of a few historic houses. One of our stops was the Wayside, home of three authors (Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Charlie was a bevy of details, of obscure and interesting details, he was passionate, and truly enthusiastic about the history of the house. We were the last tour of the day, but he didn't rush us or lose interest, the tour felt natural, he even...More

Thank Elissa P
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The house grew with every single owner. Great history, Alcotts, Hawthornes, and Lothrops. And let us not forget the underground railroad. The guide was good but I guess he forgot to mention the underground railroad part of the tour. Probably, because there is so much...More

Thank I M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I was so happy to tour Louisa May Alcott's home, and it did not disappoint. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She answered every question asked, and told us many interesting facts about Louisa, the house in general, and the Alcott family. I really felt...More

1  Thank Amber0927
Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you plan to visit the homes of famous authors in Concord, it might make sense to go to The Wayside first. Unlike Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (next door) and the Ralph Waldo Emerson House (1/2-mile down the road), The Wayside is operated by...More

3  Thank Susanarl
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Many thanks to National Park Ranger Michelle Blees for an informative, insightful tour of “The Wayside” home of three American authors (Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney, the pen name of Harriett Lothrop). Even though it was just after 4 pm when we...More

Thank EZReader
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The Wayside was built about 1720. British soldiers passed by it in 1775 on their way to the battle in Concord. Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott's father bought the house in 1845. Louisa and her family lived here for a while when she was a...More

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This home had many literary occupants over the last 200 years. Parking is across he street from the house. Admission charge.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you are a fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne or Louisa May Alcott you will find their spirits embodied in this home. This house is where the antics of the March girls took place; hence where "Little Women" was born.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the house and the area , very good information about our great writers ,

Thank Edward W
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