Concord MA

Museums on Monday


Summer time is here!  You may not realize this, but many museums and historic sites across the northern states of this great nation do not have open hours during the winter, then limited hours in the Spring and the Fall.  Which means there is a relatively short window to visit them - and you are in that window right now.  (Need we mention that the American Treasure Tour is open year round?  Okay, we won't.). So today we are happy to blog about a site you can only visit "in season."  Of course, it's not right around the corner from Oaks, PA, but well worth the journey north to explore it:  Wayside.

Wayside is now a part of the Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts (definitely worth visiting regardless of the time of year - a beautiful park preserving the site where the first shots were fired that ignited the American Revolution in 1775).  Wayside was the home of three separate novelists during the nineteenth century:  Nathaniel Hawthorn (The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables), Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), and Margaret Sidney (a series of children's novels).  The house is gorgeous, but due to its layout, only ten people can tour it at a time, so advanced reservations are highly recommended.  It's well worth the trip, though.