The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust – The Thoreau Society & The Thoreau Farm Trust Annual Online Auction 2021
Auction Ends: Mar 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Unique Experiences

Writing Retreat at Thoreau Birthplace - Weekend

Item Number
Estimated Value
$300 USD
$300 USD to Cal_Armistead
Number of Bids
7  -  Bid History

Item Description

Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. Henry David Thoreau

Write your own masterpiece! Use the room where Henry David Thoreau was born - "the birthplace of ideas" - as a writing studio.

The house is an 18th-century colonial house in Concord that has been restored to Thoreau's time. It is located on an active twenty acre farm, and is close to other sites connected to Thoreau and the other Transcendenatlists (Walden Pond, Emerson House, Orchard House, and more.)

Use the house for two days - over a weekend (November-April) or two week days any time of the year. 

Winning bidder must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

*COVID-19 Note: The dates for the Writers Retreat, vacation house stays, travel packages, tours, and other in person experiences may be dependent on regulations for COVID-19 to ensure public health safety and compliance.

Item Special Note

This item includes use of the writing space only. Transportation, lodging, and meals are not included.


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Thoreau Farm - HDT Birthplace