Ralph Waldo Emerson House

This was the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson from 1835 until 1882. Known for leading the American Transcendentalism movement as well as for his essays, lectures, and poetry, Emerson “led a renaissance in American ideas in the 19th Century.” Emerson spoke publicly against slavery and supported abolitionist John Brown. The Ralph Waldo Emerson House is open to visitors.