Henry David Thoreau


  • Photo of interior of Thoreau’s Cabin — Concord, Massachusetts
    “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen…”
    Henry David Thoreau
    Walden, 1854
  • Photo of Thoreau’s Walden Pond cabin — Concord, Massachusetts
    Re-creation of Thoreau’s Walden Pond cabin, a triumph of economy, where, for two years, two months, and two days he lived a life of the mind, stripped of “bawbels” and “gewgaws.” — Concord, Massachusetts
  • Photo of Walden Pond in the fall — Concord, Massachusetts
    On Fall: “Gradually from week to week the character of each tree came out, and it admired itself reflected in the smooth mirror of the lake. Each morning the manager of this gallery substituted some new picture, distinguished by more brilliant or harmonious coloring, for the old upon the walls.”
    Henry David Thoreau
    Walden, 1854

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Appendix :: Literary Destinations

Henry David Thoreau


The Walden Woods Project
44 Baker Farm Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01773-3004
Phone: (781) 259-4700

Walden Pond State Reservation
915 Walden St.
Concord, Lincoln
Phone: (978) 369-3254
Website: www.mass.gov

The Old Manse
269 Monument St
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: (978) 369-3909
Website: thetrustees.org

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