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Thoreau House

Route 126, Concord, MA
+1 978-369-3254
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Interesting

It was quite interesting to see how Thoreau lived. It's a tiny house with not much in the way of... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Rosemary W
Great replica of original.

Thoreau lived over 2 years in this very small house with minimal amenities. Although compact, it... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
DBG8474
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A replica of the house Thoreau lived in for his two-year sojourn at Walden Pond.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“walden pond” (18 reviews)
“parking lot” (4 reviews)
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Route 126, Concord, MA

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

It was quite interesting to see how Thoreau lived. It's a tiny house with not much in the way of comforts. At the time, it would certainly have been a peaceful place for contemplation and writing. And, of course, it's very close to Walden Pond.

1  Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Thoreau lived over 2 years in this very small house with minimal amenities. Although compact, it shows what is really a necessity and how much simpler we could live. Thoreau was an educated person who did his best work when he was alone and undesturbed....More

Thank DBG8474
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This Tiny House is actually an amazing time machine. Step into it and sometimes you can even find the MAN himself (or a modern person who offers a pretty decent interpretation of him). It's located at the edge of the parking lot, on your way...More

1  Thank GreenpointTammy
Reviewed 22 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 23 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!

1  Thank gina3981
Reviewed 24 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 18 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 23 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 20 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

2  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 12 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
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