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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.Description and historyThe house was built in 1849 by Josiah Davis and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 12, 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 recently widowed sister Anna Alcott Pratt. Louisa also moved to the house, 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).
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  • Cute little house from the past where Thoreau lived and had simple pleasures while he wrote. Nice statue outside.  more »
  • This was a great little spot to visit. So interesting to see the reproduction of Thoreau's cottage. In a state park setting, so very natural and authentic looking. :)  more »

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