Minute Man National Historical Park | THE WAYSIDE UNIT

Inside Nathaniel Hawthorne's home, The Wayside, at Minute Man National Historical Park

Inside Nathaniel Hawthorne’s home, The Wayside, at Minute Man National Historical Park

The Wayside Unit of Minute Man National Historical Park was created in 1965. The only attraction is The Wayside, the home of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott when she was a little girl. The interior of the house can only be seen by attending a guided tour.

Though not part of the park, The Orchard, the home of the Alcotts after they moved from The Wayside, and the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson are all within a short walk of The Wayside. These homes are also open to the public.

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Last updated on September 6, 2023
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