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Thoreau House

Route 126, Concord, MA
+1 978-369-3254
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See this before or after you walk around the pond

THoreau's writings take more perspective after seeing this replica cabin. If you are fortunate to... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Nancy J
Concord, Massachusetts
Tiny House of Yesteryear

Fun to see for Thoreau fans, but not as interesting as some other Thoreau exhibits in Concord... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Brewster, Massachusetts
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A replica of the house Thoreau lived in for his two-year sojourn at Walden Pond.
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  • Poor2%
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Route 126, Concord, MA
+1 978-369-3254

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

THoreau's writings take more perspective after seeing this replica cabin. If you are fortunate to be there the day the resident 'Thoreau' is aorund, you are in for a treat!

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Fun to see for Thoreau fans, but not as interesting as some other Thoreau exhibits in Concord. Gets the message of "Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity" across well!

Thank gina3981
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nice replica of the house. 2 trap doors one above and one below with a small bed, wood burning stove and desk. Very small. across the street from the pond.

Thank skitraveler1
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Before entering the pond, Thoreau's replica cabin is a neat see. To put a real image to what I imagined reading Walden was cool. I would also recommend walking around the pond to the original site of where he built his cabin.

Thank WVExplorer
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This replica gives the visitor the idea of just how small the house was that Thoreau lived in during his days at Walden Pond. The original house was torn down after his "experiment" ended as was the requirement of Emerson who allowed Thoreau to build...More

1  Thank Carie501
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The house is a replica of the original, which was very basic like Thoreau. For the real feel of where Thoreau lived and walked and what he envisioned from his home, one needs to walk about a half mile into the woods to see where...More

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The house is a simple one room affair. Park Ranger is stationed there to impart information. The day we visited, the ranger was well versed and was so interesting, we found ourselves staying and staying to keep listening! Be sure to walk across the street...More

1  Thank delane r
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The house is small and fairly bare. Surely gives a sense of this transcendentalist's sparse habitat. Located at the road side of the parking lot.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Well, if you're going to walden why wouldn't you check out Thoreau's House?! This probably inspired tiny houses since it was built by the ultimate survivalist. The house is surprisingly roomy with all the essentials you'd need to live in the woods. I could easily...More

Thank awomansopinion
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful spot but not a whole lot to see. The Walden Pond is a beautiful place to visit and the Thoreau House is interesting to see but there isn't much there. He lived a spartan life so there isn't a lot there. That being said...More

Thank wdziurzynski
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