Only by asking questions and riding around, do you make some great discoveries. Although Henry David Thoreau isn't in my family tree, I treated some of my research about him, as though he were a relative. Naturally, I have always heard of him, being from the area he lived, and it was only during a visit to the Concord Museum that I asked a staff member where did he die? On my next trip to Concord, I saw the house where he died, and then, by just driving around on a out of the way country road, my eyes caught, "Thoreau Farm Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau." That was totally unexpected, a most delightful surprise and I'm sure a lot of people don't know about this site. In a previous post, I had visited his tombstone.
Note: New photos taken inside recently will be posted to a new blog post on July 22, 2014.
Henry David Thoreau
Died May 6, 1862, in this house which
later became the home of the
The Concord Museum also has a replica of Henry David Thoreau's house, where he lived at Walden Pond for two years, two months and two days.
My next steps are:
1. When weather improves, go to the original site of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond and take photos to post here.
2. Tour Thoreau's birthplace when it opens in the spring.