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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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  • This replica gives the visitor the idea of just how small the house was that Thoreau lived in during his days at Walden Pond. The original house was torn down after his "experiment" ended as was the r...  read more »
  • The house is a replica of the original, which was very basic like Thoreau. For the real feel of where Thoreau lived and walked and what he envisioned from his home, one needs to walk about a half mile...  read more »
  • The house is a simple one room affair. Park Ranger is stationed there to impart information. The day we visited, the ranger was well versed and was so interesting, we found ourselves staying and stayi...  read more »
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