Sally Sanford and Ilse Plume to speak on Henry and the Huckleberries on May 13

Author Sally Sanford and illustrator Ilse Plume of the new children’s book, Henry and the Huckleberries: A visit with Mr. Thoreau at Walden Pond, will speak at Thoreau Farm on Sat., May 13, from 3-5pm.


The great naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, takes his young friends, including Edward Emerson (Ralph Waldo Emerson’s son) and Louisa May Alcott, berry picking near Walden Pond and turns a mishap into a gentle lesson about nature.

Based on a true story.

Illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Ilse Plume.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Email to make a reservation. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Thoreau Farm, Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area, and the Thoreau Society.


 FREE admission and FREE guided tours during the Thoreau Bicentennial
Thoreau Farm opens to the public on Saturday, May 6. Free admission and free guided tours — 11am, 1pm and 3pm — every Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, October 29.

During the month of May, Thoreau Farm is partnering with Freedom’s Way National Historic Area, as one of the Hidden Treasures found in the New England Region. Free Admission and Free guided tours to Thoreau Farm is sponsored in part by a generous donation from the Intel Corporation.


Celebrate Thoreau’s Walk to Wachusett at the Thoreau Birth House
The 8th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour will hold its community concert at Thoreau Farm, from 6-8pm, on Tuesday, June 27.

The program will feature local musicians, speakers, artists, and a performance by the 2017 Mass. Walking Tour troupe to complete the evening.

Contact for more information.


Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau is located at 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA   01742.

Celebrate Henry’s Birthday, July 12, at Thoreau Farm all day long and from 4-5:30pm!
You’re invited to help us celebrate Henry’s 200th birth year on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau! Free admission and guided tours all day. Prizes for children, until we run out.  Screen Shot 2017-04-23 at 1.29.52 PMAt 4pm-5:30pm, we’ll have birthday cake, light refreshments, speeches, and surprises. Save the date. Sponsored by Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm.  Email for more information.