Situated on the Battle Road in Concord, less than 20 miles from Boston, The Wayside
was the home of authors Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May and Bronson Alcott, and Margaret Sidney. It was the first literary site to become part of the National Park Service system, and is an important stop in the Minute Man National Historical Park
. 35-minute, guided tours
are given on in season on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm by Park Rangers. There is some steep stair climbing during the tour.