Thoreau Farm Trust promotes Thoreau’s extraordinary insights into life, nature, and social responsibility through various programs.

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What Would Henry Do?

Join Thoreau Farm for a series of panel discussions about how Henry David Thoreau would approach today’s world. Featuring the contributors of our latest book, What Would Henry Do? Essays for the 21st Century, Volume 2, this panel will consider if Henry David Thoreau were alive today, what would HE think, what HE say, what would HE do?
All What Would Henry Do? programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Space is limited for in-person programs. 

Wednesday, September 21, 7pm at Thoreau Farm
Wednesday, September 28, 7pm, virtual 
Sunday, October 2, 3pm, at Thoreau Farm  
Wednesday, October 12, 7pm, virtual 
Wednesday, October 19, 7pm, virtual  
Sunday, October 23, 3pm, at Thoreau Farm
Wednesday, November 9, 7pm, virtual


The Write Connection AT THOREAU FARM  A program in partnership with the Thoreau Society. 

Looking for literary inspiration?

Join our author talks featuring a wide range of talented writers, many of whom engage with the same topics as Thoreau: nature, society, social justice, etc. Authors share their latest work, their writing processes, and insights into the value of storytelling. 

Or, hone your writing skills in workshops taught by instructors that focus on developing your voice, crafting your message, and sharing your story. Workshops focus on developing specific forms of writing or on key skills for meaningful storytelling. 

Explore Write Connection Programs    Learn More about the Thoreau Society

The Thoreau Sauntering Society

Looking for guided exploration? 

Walks and talks that focus on close observation and deep understanding guided by nature and history experts and the world around us. 

Saunter with leading naturalists and learn directly from nature as you observe and reflect.

Or, saunter alongside historians in the footsteps of Henry. Or, enjoy a “true sauntering of the eye” with lectures that take deep dives into topics of nature, society, and history.

Explore Sauntering Society Programs


Take an inside look at the restored 1730s house listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Wheeler-Minot Farmhouse/Henry David Thoreau Birth House. Locally, it is also known as “Thoreau Farm.” Tour includes the lovingly restored second-floor room where Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817.

Plan Your Thoreau Farm Tour