Street Address
44 Baker Farm
Lincoln, MA 01773
Mailing Address
44 Baker Farm
Lincoln, MA 01773
Monday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, Saturdayclosed
Tours by appointment
Museum Type(s)
Jeffrey S. Cramer, Curator of Collections
phone: 781-259-4730


The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods collects research materials relating to Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), his historical context, and his contemporary relevance to environmental and human-rights issues. It provides the most comprehensive body of Thoreau-related material available in one place, consisting of 8,000 books and over 50,000 items, including manuscripts, clippings, articles, correspondence of Thoreau scholars, photographs, maps and surveys, personal histories, slides, scrapbooks, ephemera, and realia. While not a lending library, its collections are available for use by appointment by any qualified individual. The Curator will also provide limited reference services.


Walden Woods Project


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes