The landscape of the Old Manse inspired, delighted, distracted, and annoyed residents of the Old Manse. In this 45 minute tour, we will sit on a stone wall, see the river that carried Henry David Threau 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 the natural world was a powerful force of inspiration for residents of the Old Manse.
This tour will require periods of standing and walking over uneven ground and unpaved surfaces. All ages welcome!