The Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond

The Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond is open year-round with daily hours that vary by season. It is located at Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street, Concord, Mass. The park itself is open year-round, generally from dawn to dusk.

Shop staff members are knowledgeable about Henry David Thoreau, his contemporaries, the town of Concord, and the local flora and fauna. Most of them have written books in their areas of expertise. The Shop carries primarily products related to Henry D. Thoreau, to Walden Pond, to Concord and its historical authors, to nature and the environment, to writing and creativity, and to related subjects. Merchandise includes books, apparel, artwork, cards, jewelry, souvenirs, gifts, and even drinks and snacks. Many of the books on the shelves have been signed by the authors. Many of the gift items and photographs come from local artists and residents.

The Thoreau Society is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to keep Henry David Thoreau’s writings and ideas alive, challenging all to live a deliberate, considered life. Every Shop purchase helps to further the mission of the Society. You can learn more about The Thoreau Society at