Southeast of Monument Sq, Concord Museum brings the town’s diverse history under one roof. The museum’s prized possession is one of the...
Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House
This house is where the philosopher lived for almost 50 years (1835–82). Emerson was the paterfamilias of literary Concord, one of the...
Louisa May Alcott (1832–88) was a junior member of Concord’s august literary crowd, but her work proved to be durable: Little Women is...
At lunchtime, this little yellow house often has a line out the door, which is testament to its tiny size, as well as its amazing...
915 Walden St · interesting places nearby
Walden Pond information
Thoreau took the naturalist beliefs of Transcendentalism out of the realm of theory and into practice when he left the comforts of town and built a rustic cabin at Walden Pond. Now a state park, the glacial pond is surrounded by acres of forest. There's a swimming beach and facilities on the southern side, and a 1.5-mile footpath circles the large pond. The site of Thoreau’s cabin is on the northeastern side, marked by a cairn and signs.
The park gets packed when the weather is warm; the number of visitors is restricted, so arrive early in summer.