Walden Pond (NRIS 66000790)

Address: 1.5 mi. S of Concord, Concord, Massachusetts. County/parish: Middlesex.

1 contributing site.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

Also known as:

  • Walden Pond State Reservation

From Wikipedia:

Walden Pond
Walden Pond is a lake in Concord, Massachusetts, in the United States. A famous example of a kettle hole, it was formed by retreating glaciers 10,000–12,000 years ago. The pond is protected as part of Walden Pond State Reservation, a 335-acre (136 ha) state park and recreation site managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The reservation was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962 for its association with the writer Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), whose two years living in a cabin on its shore provided the foundation for his most famous work, Walden; or, Life in the Woods. (read more...)

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Thoreau, Henry David

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000790

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