Nathaniel Hawthorne


  • Photo of Corncord River behind the Old Manse. — Concord, Massachusetts
    “For it is certainly the most unexcitable and sluggish stream that ever loitered imperceptibly towards its eternity,--the sea. Positively I had lived three weeks beside it before it grew quite clear to my perception which way the current flowed.”
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Mosses from an Old Manse, 1846
  • Photo of The Old Manse. — Concord, Massachusetts
    The Old Manse. — Concord, Massachusetts
  • Photo of words etched in the windowpane of Hawthorne’s study at the Old Manse. — Concord, Massachusetts
    Words etched in the windowpane of Hawthorne’s study at the Old Manse. — Concord, Massachusetts
  • Photo of stuffed owl at the Old Manse — Concord, Massachusetts
    This stuffed owl was in Hawthorne’s possession at the Old Manse, which he once characterized as an “ancient owl’s nest.” — Concord, Massachusetts
  • Photo of the Wayside. — Concord, Massachusetts
    The Wayside. — Concord, Massachusetts
  • Photo of The House of the Seven Gables. — Salem, Massachusetts
    “Half-way down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house with seven acutely-peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst.”
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    The House of the Seven Gables, 1851

Share With Your Friends

Appendix :: Literary Destinations

Nathaniel Hawthorne


The Old Manse
269 Monument St
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: (978) 369-3909

The Wayside
455 Lexington Road
Concord, MA
Phone: (978) 318-7863

The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, Mass 01970
Phone: (978) 744-0991

Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield MA, 01201
Phone: (413) 443-0188

Natural Bridge State Park
McCauley Road, off Rte. 8
North Adams 01247
Phone: (413) 663-6392

Nathaniel Hawthorne Cottage
Hawthorne (Mahkeenac) Rd.
Lenox, MA

A Journey Through Literary America




Explore the fascinating stories of 26 great American authors with images of the places that inspired them to write. It’s the perfect gift for book lovers. With over 140 photographs throughout, the images add mood and dimension to the writing – and they are often shockingly close to what the featured authors described in their own words. Lushly illustrated, and beautifully designed, the book is as much of a pleasure to look at as it is to read.

This is a volume for the literary enthusiast, the armchair traveler or the intrepid reader. It is a handsome and beautifully illustrated companion for those who seek to learn more about authors they have read and those who wish to discover new writers.

Henry David Thoreau
Herman Melville