The landscape of the Old Manse inspired, delighted, distracted, and annoyed its residents. In this 45 minute tour, we will sit on a stone wall, see the river that carried Henry David Thoreau past the Manse, the field where Reverend Ripley kept his cow, and the garden that often convinced Hawthorne to put aside his pen. We'll reflect on the importance of nature and how it was a powerful source of inspiration.
This tour will require periods of standing and walking over uneven ground and unpaved surfaces. All ages welcome!