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Thoreau House, Concord

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The Thoreau-Alcott House is a historic house at 255 Main Street in Concord, Massachusetts that was home to the writers Henry David Thoreau and Louisa May Alcott at different times.HistoryThe house was built in 1849 by Josiah Davis and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.Henry David Thoreau moved to this home in 1850 with his family; he stayed until his death on May 6, 1862. After the death of her mother Abby May, Louisa May Alcott purchased the home for her sister Anna Alcott Pratt, though she moved there as well along with her father Amos Bronson Alcott. It was in this home that Louisa wrote her novel Jo's Boys (1886), a sequel to Little Women (1868).Today, the home remains privately owned.
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  • THoreau's writings take more perspective after seeing this replica cabin. If you are fortunate to be there the day the resident 'Thoreau' is aorund, you are in for a treat!  more »
  • Fun to see for Thoreau fans, but not as interesting as some other Thoreau exhibits in Concord. Gets the message of "Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity" across well!  more »
  • Nice replica of the house. 2 trap doors one above and one below with a small bed, wood burning stove and desk. Very small. across the street from the pond.  more »