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This is the official site of the Walden Pond State Reservation. It's worth a virtual and real-life visit.
Here's a site dedicated to conserving Thoreau's Walden, with information about its ecology and history, and biographical and bibliographical links about Thoreau.
This website from the Virginia Commonwealth University provides some great resources on the American Transcendentalist movement, of which Thoreau was a big part. You'll find text from Transcendentalist writers, essays from modern scholars, and biographies of Transcendentalist writers.
This is the website for an NPR program dedicated to Thoreau. In addition to great reporting from NPR, it contains links to multimedia resources related to the author, like video of an actor portraying Thoreau and an audio clip of "Tom Bowling," Thoreau's favorite song.
The full-text is available online here. We're not sure how Thoreau would have felt about that.
Read Thoreau's famous essay that advocates for peaceful resistance. This work has inspired everyone from Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Compare Walden to Thoreau's buddy's essays on nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay on self-reliance also has a lot of similarities to themes found in Walden.
Here's a YouTube tour of the replica of Thoreau's cabin. (We couldn't help but notice the road right behind it.)
In 2004, NPR celebrated Walden's 150th birthday. Guests include Thoreau historians.
The man had a serious neckbeard.
Images of our favorite New England pond.
Here's a picture of the replica of Thoreau's cabin. It looks <em>tiny</em>. You can visit it at the Walden Pond State Reservation.
Take a peek at the inside of the cabin replica. Looks cozy.
An old photo of the pond.