Welcome to Thoreau Farm

View of Thoreau Farm sign in front of grass leading to white colonial house

Thoreau Farm, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau is closed to the public until further notice, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to reopen in Spring 2022. Until you can visit us in person again, please enjoy our virtual tours of the birth house.

You can continue to learn with us through our online programs inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s life and work.  Check out our current writing programs and author talks at The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm a partner program with the Thoreau Society.

You can also continue to learn through Thoreau Farm Trust’s book: What Would Henry Do?  It is a collection of essays, with President Jimmy Carter and other scholars and activists, exploring modern social, political and environmental issues.

Today on our little planet, we live in bewildering times. We’re essentially faced with this question: what should we be thinking, saying and doing about the challenges bearing down upon our lives? Answers can be hard to come by. Yet we, the community of Thoreau Farm, believe we have to search for them. So we wondered, if Henry David Thoreau were alive today, what would HE think, what HE say, what would HE do?

Order a copy of Thoreau Farm Trust’s book,What Would Henry Do?” 

black line drawing logo of a rooster on a roost over the words he roost Don’t miss many insights about Thoreau’s enduring lessons that can be found in The Roost: The Blog at Thoreau Farm 

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The Thoreau Farm Trust, a nonprofit organization, is committed to preserving Thoreau’s birth house. We believe Thoreau’s extraordinary insights into life, nature, and social responsibility are as relevant today as they were during his lifetime. We hope you will find his birthplace a source of inspiration for living deliberately, practicing simplicity, and exploring new ideas for positive change.