Thoreau Farm / Thoreau Birth Site

Located on the northern loop at 341 Virginia Road in Concord, the circa 1730 Wheeler–Minot Farmhouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the birth house of Henry David Thoreau, also known as Thoreau Farm. Because it was built before April 19, 1775, this house like numerous others in Concord is a “witness house.” Today, Thoreau Farm is managed by the Thoreau Farm Trust, a nonprofit organization working to restore Thoreau’s birth home and to preserve the “legacy of this extraordinary American author and philosopher and our country’s first environmentalist.”