Historian and writer Richard Smith, perhaps best known for capturing the spirit and wit of Thoreau for more than 20 years, gives three virtual tours of Henry’s birth house. Please click on the following links to view the tours: Birth Room, House History, and Background on the Thoreau Family.
With each tour, you will feel transported back to 19th century Concord, with Thoreau as your guide. You can almost feel the spring of the wide pine floors under your feet; the smell of cedar in the attic; and hear the “ticking of the clock in the house.”
These videos are perfect for school groups, folks who want to visit Henry’s birth house, and those who want to step into one of Concord’s most treasured historic homes.