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Famed writer, poet and transcendentalist lived in this house most of his adult life, and the house and grounds remain much as they were during Emerson’s time. It was from here that he penned his essays “Self-Reliance” and “The American Scholar.” Frequent visitors to the home included Elizabeth Hoar, Margaret Fuller and Henry Thoreau. Admission $6-8. April-October, open Th-Sa 10 am-4:30 pm, Su 1-4:30 pm.