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Lv2T wrote a review Dec 2019
Parker, Colorado141 contributions58 helpful votes
Cute little house from the past where Thoreau lived and had simple pleasures while he wrote. Nice statue outside.
Date of experience: December 2019
Joy M wrote a review Oct 2019
This was a great little spot to visit. So interesting to see the reproduction of Thoreau's cottage. In a state park setting, so very natural and authentic looking. :)
Date of experience: October 2019
TrainManDan10 wrote a review Mar 2019
Keene, New Hampshire1,736 contributions125 helpful votes
My wife and I were there to see the entire Preserve and especially to experience the re-constructed 10 by 15 ft cabin where Thoreau stayed for two years. The cabin was simplicity itself. He built it with a little help from his friends. He went there to reflect on life and to grow some of his own food and study nature. However, he wasn't a hermit. According to an excellent 2017 biography ("Henry David Thoreau A Life", by Laura Walls) and an author talk on youtube, he still had lots of contact with his Mother, Father, siblings, travelers, friends, railroad construction folks, and local hobos. When we were there, a re-enactor, who was very knowledgeable, held forward. Ask him a question, and he would answer you as Thoreau would have answered then. His performance added a lot to our experience. Don't miss it!…
Date of experience: March 2019
Vicki A wrote a review Nov 2018
Brunswick, Md.1,254 contributions339 helpful votes
We enjoyed our visit here. However, walk across the street and along the lake to see where his home originally stood. It is very nicely preserved the way it has been done!
Date of experience: November 2018
Robin B wrote a review Oct 2018
61 contributions6 helpful votes
Just a little reproduction of Thoreau's house but it was nice to get a perspective on his time on Walden Pond.
Date of experience: October 2018
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