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Henry David Thoreau - Author

Transcendentalist author Henry David Thoreau lived only briefly at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, but he is forever associated with that scenic spot, which is now a state park that you can visit. Learn about the author, his biography, works, and life in Massachusetts, plus Thoreau sites to see.

A Walk Around Walden Pond
Walden Pond covers 62 acres, but it's really much larger than that. Few bodies of water have celebrity status to rival that of this serene pool in Concord, Massachusetts. 19th-century writer and Concord native Henry David Thoreau is, of course, responsible for turning the pretty pond into an icon. See photos and learn how you can visit this...

Concord Museum
This museum in Concord, Massachusetts, is home to the world's largest collection of Thoreau's possessions including furnishings from his cabin on Walden Pond.

Henry David Thoreau Biography
Encyclopedia Brittanica offers a biographical portrait of the New England author.

Sunrise at Walden Pond
Writer Francis McGovern takes you to Walden Pond State Reservation in this article for "Literary Traveler."

Thoreau FAQ
Find answers to frequently asked questions about Henry David Thoreau and Walden Pond in this FAQ produced by The Thoreau Edition.

The Thoreau Society
This is the largest and oldest organization devoted to honoring an American author. Founded in 1941, the society encourages interest in and study of Thoreau's life, works and world.

Walden Pond - Past & Present
From Thoreau Reader, visit Walden Pond virtually with this online collection of historic photographs dating from 1906 to the present.

Walden Pond State Reservation
Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847. Now, you can visit and tour this National Historic Landmark located in Concord, Massachusetts. You may want to call ahead, as only 169 cars at a time are allowed within the 333-acre Reservation.

The Walden Woods Project
The Walden Woods Project is a not-for-profit land conservation organization founded in 1990 to protect the lands surrounding Thoreau's home at Walden Pond.

Whatever Happened to Thoreau's Hut?
Deborah Bier, editor and publisher of The Concord Magazine, asks the question of what happened to Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond.

The Writings of Henry David Thoreau
From the American Transcendentalism Web, read a number of the author's works online including, "Walden," "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers," "The Maine Woods," and "Cape Cod."

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