Photo: Joanne KY Teoh

People who have read Walden or other Thoreau writings have often visited Concord, Massachusetts, to see in person those places Henry wrote about. The oldest inland town in the United States, Concord is the site of “the shot heard around the world” that began the American Revolution; home of Trancendalist authors and the advent of their literary revolution.


Photo: Joanne KY Teoh

Join the Thoreau Society, the oldest and largest organization devoted to an American author. Members represent a wide range of professions, interests, and hometowns across the US and the world. They are connected by the conviction that Thoreau had important things to say and crucial questions to ask that are just as significant in our time as in his.

Through its programs, publications and projects, The Thoreau Society is committed to exploring Thoreau’s observations on living with self, society and nature, and encouraging people to think about how they live their own lives. The society runs a shop that features an extensive selection of books by and about Thoreau and other Concord writers.

The Shop at Walden Pond is located at the Walden Pond State Reservation. Here, you can pick up Walden Pond memorabilia.The building is directly across the roadway from the pond. Or visit the eStore