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

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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.

Susan Coyne, Thoreau, Radio Open Source

Christopher Lydon, Radio Open Source, WBUR, 90.9: "A Wild & Disobedient Life," a multifaceted conversation about the multiple facets of Thoreau.