Thoreau Farm

Henry David Thoreau, prominent author, philosopher, and naturalist, was born in the east chamber of this house on July 12, 1817. Millions around the world have been inspired by Thoreau’s timeless wisdom — ideas that were born from his deep connection with this place.

Thoreau Farm invites visitors to engage with Thoreau’s ideas about “living deliberately,” making conscious choices about our everyday lives to have a positive impact on ourselves, others, and the world. It offers house tours, author talks, writing workshops, nature walks, and other programs.

Thoreau Farm also makes Thoreau’s birth room available for rent as a peaceful and private Writer’s Retreat. Pen your masterpiece in the room where Thoreau was born, within a landscape that inspired him. Check the website for more information on the Writer’s Retreat at Thoreau Farm.

Foundational to Henry David Thoreau’s ideas about Concord and living simply and deliberately, his birthplace Thoreau Farm is known today on the National Register of Historic Places as the Wheeler-Minot Farmhouse/Henry David Thoreau Birth House.


341 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742

341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA, USA