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Completed in 1770, the Old Manse had become a National Historic Landmark due to the pivotal role it played during the Revolutionary War. Its original owner had been William Emerson, a minister for Patriots, and his home had soon become the focal point of social, literary, and political revolutions in the following century.

In the mid 1800?s, the Old Manse had also been where the likes of Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, and Bronson Alcott had discussed the country?s most relevant issues to society. Inside the home, exhibits boast of literary artefacts belonging to the country?s leading icons in the arts, literature, philosophy, and politics.

The Old Manse is a picturesque Georgian clapboard building that boasts of a charming orchard and centuries-old stone walls. Outside the house, visitors may enjoy the heirloom vegetable garden that had been lovingly recreated.

Walking trails may be enjoyed from the property and all the way to the nearby North Bridge (also an important landmark) and the stone boathouse, which serves as an access point for those who wish to enjoy canoeing in the Concord River.
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