Shop at Walden Pond

The Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond is located across the street from Walden Pond, where world-famous author Henry David Thoreau, wrote his classic WALDEN OR LIFE IN THE WOODS. Visit us on your next trip, and discover Thoreau Country.

How to Live Like Thoreau

I'm enjoying both books right now and they are wonderful!
(And available at The Shop at Walden Pond) The best way to celebrate the great naturalist’s life is to follow his example: to handle the oars ourselves, pull on our hiking boots and learn about life. John Kaag reviews “The Boatman” by Robert M. Thorson and “Thoreau and the Language of Trees” by Richard Higgins.


The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

Help support the Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm.

The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction The The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust Auction is now open. The auction will run from March 1, 2017 to March 29, 2017, with proceeds going to The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust in order to support our respective Missions to educat the public about Henry D. Thoreau. Auction it...

Now available at the Shop!

Our new display at The Shop...! ;)

The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

The Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm - Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau are gearing up for their annual online auction 3/1/2017 thru 3/29/2017!

Consider donating an item or two today! Starting on March 1, 2017, The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organizations - and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help. Show your support by clicking on t...


A Thoreau Christmas

"When I was a little boy I was told to hang my clean stocking with those of my brother and sister in the chimney corner the
night before Christmas, and that 'Santa Claus,' a very good sort of sprite, who rode about in the air upon a broomstick (an odd kind of horse I think) would come down the chimney in the night, and fill our stockings if we had been good children, with dough-nuts, sugar plums and all sorts of nice things; but if we had been naughty we found in the stocking only a rotten potato, a letter and a rod. I got the rotten potato once, had the letter read to me, and was very glad that the rod put into the stocking was too short to be used.

"I determined one night to sit up until morning that I might get a sight at [Santa Claus] when he came down the chimney. …I got a little cricket and sat down by the fireplace looking sharp up into the chimney, and there I sat for about an hour later than my usual bed time, I suppose, when I fell asleep and was carried off to bed before I knew anything about it. So I have never seen him, and don't know what kind of a looking fellow he was."

-John Thoreau, Jr., From a letter to George Sewall; Dec. 31, 1839.
PHOTO: An 1840s rendition of Santa Claus.




915 Walden St
Concord, MA

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm
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