Welcome to The Thoreau Society

Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond

From the Executive Director:

Support public understanding of Thoreau's life & legacy. Help us keep Thoreau's vision alive for generations to come.

Happy Birthday, Henry!

Highlights from the Largest Thoreau Event of the Year

Thoreau Bicentennial Celebration & Thoreau Society Annual Gathering: July 11-16, 2017

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WHY THOREAU STILL MATTERS

Lessons On Environmentalism and Civil Disobedience
September 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Old South Church
Join us for this inaugural event for the 2017 Lecture series: Boston is Thoreau Country!

Thoreau's Journal, 1856

From the Morgan Library & Museum: "Thoreau’s Journal: A Life of Listening." Read and listen to Thoreau’s personal reflections on nature, friendship, slavery, and society.