The Wayside

The Wayside – This is a must see historic landmark. The park rangers that run the tour are well versed in all the history and can answer any questions that you may have. The history of this house is fascinating. Especially the mystery of the murals on the ceiling of Hawthorne’s study on the upper floor in the “tower”.

Hawthorne House – The Wayside
455 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742

From the National Park Service:
“During the 19th century a succession of authors called this house home; most notably Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. They, along with their neighbors Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, and other authors such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, began a literary tradition recognized as distinctly American.” Read More at the National Park Service

The Wayside – Lexington Road, Concord, MA