Join us as we visit the homes of the transcendentalist authors who shaped the world through literature. In Cambridge, we will stop for lunch in Harvard Yard, the historic center of Harvard University. Boston brings us to Granary Burying Grounds, the third oldest cemetery in Boston, to search for famous headstone-one with the letter 'A' that may have inspired 'The Scarlett Letter,' and one that locals say is the grave of Mother Goose. Also, enjoy a walking tour of a portion of the Freedom Trail. On a lighter note, perhaps we may get a glimpse of the ducks that inspired Make Way for Ducklings, before posing for a group photo in front of the famous 'Cheers' bar.
In Concord, we will walk along the shores of Walden Pond and become inspired by The Battle of the Ants. We will visit the home of Louisa May Alcott, where she penned Little Women, and the Old Manse, home of Ralph Waldo Emerson's grandfather, where both Emerson and Hawthorne once lived. Here, look through the glass where Hawthorne's wife etched love notes to him. We will visit Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and the hill known as Author's Ridge, where many famous authors and their families are buried.
Our visit to Salem includes a stop at the House of the Seven Gables, as well as the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, where we possibly explore the ideas of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.