New England 11 Day Wonder Tour, 1994

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top: Thoreau’s cabin (facsimile) at Walden Pond, Mass.

below: Emily Dickinson’s grave, Amherst, Mass.


Boston: Lenox Hotel, harbour cruise, Bull & Finch (Cheers) pub, Quincy Market, Boston Common. Fenneuil Hall, Old Burying Ground

Salem, Mass.: House of the 7 Gables–Garden Coffee Shop, Salem Witch Museum

Derry, N.H.: Robert Frost Farm-“Mending Wall”, “Hyla Brook”, “West Running Brook” (actual sites)

Franconia, N.H.: Robert Frost Place

Squam Lake: On Golden Pond filmed here

Lake Winnepesaukee: Mt. Washington boat cruise

Portsmouth, N.H.: Strawberry Banke antique houses

Freeport, Maine: L.L. Bean flagship store

Boothbay Harbor, Maine: Tugboat Inn accommodation on/over the bay

Camden, Maine: Edna St. Vincent Millay statue

Bar Harbor, Maine: Castlemaine Inn–old-fashioned B & B, Acadia National Park: Mt. Desert Harbor, Cadillac Mountain view, Sandy Beach where Cider House Rules filmed

Montpelier, Vt.: Inn at Montpelier

Ripton, Vt.: Homer Noble Farm (Frost’s last home)

Bennington, Vt.: Frost’s grave

N. Bennington: Shirley Jackson’s house

Pittsfield, Mass.: Arrowhead (Melville house with view of Mt. Greylock (Moby Dick inspiration)

Lenox, Mass.: The Mount (Edith Wharton’s estate)

Stockbridge, Mass: Rockwell museum, Red Lion Inn

Amherst, Mass: Dickinson house (living room and her bedroom and garden all visitable), Lord Jeffrey Inn (where Frost stayed when at Amherst College)

Hartford, Conn.: Mark Twain house

New London, Ct.: Monte Cristo Cottage (Eugene O`Neill house–site¬†where Canadian¬†Long Day`s Journey into Night was filmed)

Newport, R.I.: Newport mansions (includes Rosecliffe–where Redford Gatsby and True Lies filmed), Inn at Castle Hill, the Cliff Walk(seen in Reversal of Fortune opening)

Concord, Mass.: The Old Manse (Hawthornes and Emerson lived there), Concord bridge (where Americans fought British), Orchard House (Alcott home & school), Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (where several illuminaries are buried), Walden Pond, Thoreau Lyceum

Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard U, T.S. Eliot`s house, Longfellow`s house


Best time to go? (Been there 2x) First week of October

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