Bullet Hole House
On your way up to Old North Bridge, look for the yellow Bullet Hole House, where British troops purportedly fired at the owner of the...
Old North Bridge
A half-mile north of Memorial Sq in Concord center, the wooden span of Old North Bridge is the site of the ‘shot heard around the world’...
Minute Man National Historic Park
Two miles west of Lexington center, the route that British troops followed to Concord has been designated the Minute Man National...
269 Monument St · interesting places nearby
Old Manse information
Right next to Old North Bridge, the Old Manse was built in 1769 by Ralph Waldo’s grandfather, the Reverend William Emerson. Today it’s filled with mementos, including those of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne, who lived here for a few years. The highlight of Old Manse is the gorgeously maintained grounds – the fabulous organic garden was planted by Henry Thoreau as a wedding gift to the Hawthornes.