Literary Museums Trail Introduction

The Old Manse, Concord

From the birthplace of Founding Father John Adams, to the home of Louisa May Alcott and the lively exhibits at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and on to homes of Herman Melville and Edith Wharton, evidence of rich literary tradition is all around us in Massachusetts.  Click through to explore this history; then plan a visit and follow in the footsteps of our Commonwealth's greatest authors!