The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature and legacy of Henry David Thoreau to foster an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility …
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Walden Woods Project Overview


Thoreau’s Bicentennial Year

2017 was a remarkable year in Walden Woods and Thoreau Country. On the 200th anniversary of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, there were many celebrations, activities, and remembrances of his life

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Own a Thoreau Bust Sculpture!

The Walton Ricketson portraiture bust of Henry David Thoreau is quite possibly the best sculpture ever produced of Concord’s favorite son and author of Walden. It represents a young, idealized Henry Thoreau

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Upcoming Events

Who's Hiding in Vernal Pools?

Who’s Hiding in Vernal Pools? THIS EVENT IS FULL. WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR A WAITLIST. Explore our forests' hidden treasures - vernal pools!  In these important wildlife habitats you will find salamander larvae, frog tadpoles, beetles, bugs, and much more! Join the Walden Woods Project and the Lincoln... Read more

Solid Seasons—Book launch talk by Jeffrey S. Cramer

  THIS EVENT IS FULL. WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR A WAITLIST. Join us for the book launch of Jeffrey S. Cramer’s highly-anticipated next book, Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, a thoughtfully researched, movingly presented dual biography of two iconic American writers,... Read more