Visitor Information



Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House
28 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, Massachusetts 01742
Phone: 978-369-2236

Park along the white fence in front of the Emerson House.

Hours of Operation

2019 open season: April 25 through October 27.
Open days/hours:
Thursday-Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. The last tour begins at 3:45pm.
Sunday, 1pm-4:30pm. The last tour begins at 3:45pm.
Tours typically take 45 minutes.

It is advisable to call a day before you plan to visit to be sure we do not have group tours scheduled that might limit access to the house.


$10 Adults
$8 Children (7 to 17), Seniors (over 62)

The Emerson House is shown by guided tour only.  It has all original furnishings and many of Emerson’s personal effects.

Large backpacks, gum, food and beverages are not permitted. Also, we request all electronic devices be turned off during the tour.  Photography inside the house is not allowed.

The Emerson House is not handicap accessible. 

There are no public restrooms at Emerson House. Bathroom facilities are available at The Colonial Inn, the Visitors Center in Concord Center and the Visitors Center at the North Bridge.

School and Group Tours

Groups of ten or more need to make a reservation for a tour.
Payment for group tours: cash, credit card, or check made out to Emerson House.

Group tours: $7.00 per person.
Phone: 978-369-2236

Optional tour extensions

We can coordinate tours with the following:

Concord Museum
Orchard House
The Walden Woods Project




Driving Directions

PLEASE NOTE: Cambridge Turnpike is closed for construction from Route 2A to Hawthorne Lane. This work is not near the Ralph Waldo Emerson House but avoid Exit 50 on Route 2 Westbound (Marked Route 2A Concord, Lincoln) as it leads to the closed section of Cambridge Turnpike.

The Ralph Waldo Emerson House is located in Concord, MA near route 2. Detailed driving directions are available on this page.

Public Transportation Directions

The MBTA Fitchburg commuter rail line runs from North Station to Concord and points west. It is a one-mile walk from the Concord train station to the Ralph Waldo Emerson House. Be sure to disembark at the Concord train station and not the West Concord station. Detailed walking directions are available on this page.