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A replica of the house Thoreau lived in for his two-year sojourn at Walden...

A replica of the house Thoreau lived in for his two-year sojourn at Walden Pond.

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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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brewster, Massachusetts

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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Brewster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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 it on the condition that when he left, the site should revert back to its... More 

Thank Carie501
Watervliet, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 the house stood and gaze upon the view that he saw every day. Very moving... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 and follow the path to the original house site!

Thank delane r
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 imagine that Thoreau could live very pleasantly in this house given that Walden is not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 it is still historic to see (the house is a replica) but make sure that... More 

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