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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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Hike around the pond to the original location

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... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 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.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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Reviewed 19 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.

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Reviewed 24 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 

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Watervliet, New York, United States
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Reviewed 21 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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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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!

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 August 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.

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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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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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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

The cabin is really part of the greater Walden Pond visit, and is not really worth going to on its own. The visitor center is being rebuilt, making this (and the pond) the main attraction. That being said, the reproduction furniture and signage is lovely. But you will need to visit the Concord Museum for the originals.

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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Okay, I figured this one-room house was a replica of the original, but I was surprised to discover it's located across the street from Walden Pond where he lived. This house is a few steps from the parking lot. It's so small two people standing together inside is too crowded. Despite Thoreau's desire to commune with nature, he walked into... More 

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