Visitor Information



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

The 2019 season was very successful!

We had another banner year in 2019 – despite the road work occurring all season in front of the house – with more than 3,000 visitors from all over the world coming to hear more about Ralph Waldo Emerson. Many visitors were devoted readers of Emerson’s works and often shared ideas and thoughts with us, which was very inspiring.

Visitors came from every state in the nation and the territory of Puerto Rico, plus countries that included Armenia, Australia, Bermuda, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, the Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Highlights from the 2019 season can be found on our photo gallery page.

Hours of Operation

The Ralph Waldo Emerson House is closed for the season and will reopen in April 2020.




Driving Directions

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, Boston, 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.