Thoreau House

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A replica of the house Thoreau lived in for his two-year sojourn at Walden Pond.
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moviegeekjn
Phoenix, AZ1,815 contributions
Part of Walden Pond Visitor Center
Oct 2021 • Solo
It's rather silly to list this separately from Walden Pond since this replica is right next to the main parking lot of the Visitor's Center.

Of course it's worth a look and a quick photo stop.
Written October 13, 2021
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DLP
New Jersey1,675 contributions
Thoreau Cottage
Jul 2021 • Family
This is a small replica of Thoreau’s cabin on Walden’s pond. It was interesting to see the small unassuming living environment where Thoreau’s greatest works were created.
Written September 5, 2021
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Matt I
Granite Falls, NC80 contributions
Parking is a problem
Jun 2021
Our plan was just a quick stop to see the recreation of Thoreau's house. It was closed due to covid. Our problem was with the parking lot. To pay to park was going to be $30. That seemed unbelievable but since we had out of state tags on our rental car that was the deal on the kiosk. No one was around for us to ask. We didn't pay that because we weren't there but a few minutes.
Written June 5, 2021
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Lv2T
Parker, CO140 contributions
Tiny house from the past
Dec 2019
Cute little house from the past where Thoreau lived and had simple pleasures while he wrote. Nice statue outside.
Written December 25, 2019
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Joy M
2 contributions
So glad we went
Oct 2019
This was a great little spot to visit. So interesting to see the reproduction of Thoreau's cottage. In a state park setting, so very natural and authentic looking. :)
Written October 7, 2019
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TrainManDan10
Keene, NH1,800 contributions
Small in Size but Huge in Impact
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife and I were there to see the entire Preserve and especially to experience the re-constructed 10 by 15 ft cabin where Thoreau stayed for two years. The cabin was simplicity itself. He built it with a little help from his friends. He went there to reflect on life and to grow some of his own food and study nature.

However, he wasn't a hermit. According to an excellent 2017 biography ("Henry David Thoreau A Life", by Laura Walls) and an author talk on youtube, he still had lots of contact with his Mother, Father, siblings, travelers, friends, railroad construction folks, and local hobos. When we were there, a re-enactor, who was very knowledgeable, held forward. Ask him a question, and he would answer you as Thoreau would have answered then. His performance added a lot to our experience. Don't miss it!
Written March 28, 2019
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Vicki A
Brunswick, Md.1,329 contributions
Amazing little place!
Nov 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit here. However, walk across the street and along the lake to see where his home originally stood. It is very nicely preserved the way it has been done!
Written November 8, 2018
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Robin B
61 contributions
Little hideaway
Oct 2018 • Couples
Just a little reproduction of Thoreau's house but it was nice to get a perspective on his time on Walden Pond.
Written October 28, 2018
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Carol S
El Paso, IL40 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2018 • Family
The message of simplicity comes across in this small cabin. Good re-creation of the actual cabin. Easy to get to with clear paths. Even though Thoreau didn't like "worn paths"..
Written October 11, 2018
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Mia C
Erie, PA235 contributions
Good replica
May 2018 • Friends
While only a replica, this cabin adequately portrays the minimalist living situation of author Henry David Thoreau as he wrote Walden, a work about living deliberately and freeing oneself from the constraints of society. It was interesting to see visually the exact space Thoreau had to work with.
Written July 20, 2018
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