AAA Editor Notes
The Wayside is at 455 Lexington Rd. in Minute Man National Historical Park. This was the home of Samuel Whitney, the muster master, or roll caller, of the Concord Minutemen, and later the home of the Bronson Alcott family, the Nathaniel Hawthorne family and Margaret Sidney, an author of children's books during the late 19th century. The home can be visited on guided 40-minute tours.
Note: At press time, the home was closed for renovations and was tentatively slated to reopen in spring 2016. Phone ahead for updates.
Guided tours are available.