Thoreau-Alcott House - History

History

The house was built in 1849 by Josiah Davis and was added to the National Historic Register in 1976.

Henry David Thoreau moved to this home in 1850 with his family; he stayed until his death on May 6, 1862. After the death of her mother Abby May, Louisa May Alcott purchased the home for her sister Anna Alcott Pratt, though she moved there as well along with her father Amos Bronson Alcott. It was in this home that Louisa wrote her novel Jo's Boys (1886), a sequel to Little Women (1868).

Today, the home remains privately owned.

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