Walden’s New Visitor Center Opens

In just under a week the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with officially open the new visitor center at Walden Pond which begun construction eighteen months ago.


The ceremony, to be officiated by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton, and Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy will take place in front of the new complex, (and across the street from Walden Pond) on Tuesday September 27th, beginning at 2 pm.

They will be joined by others, notably Don Henley, the founder of the Walden Woods Project who will also speak at the event.

It is free and open to the public attend and will take place rain or shine.


This is what the Walden Woods Project says of the event.

This event marks an exciting new chapter for our organization involving a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), which manages the WPSR.

As a result of this collaboration, Walden Pond visitors from near and far (including school groups) will have new opportunities to learn about the life and writings of Thoreau and how they guide us in addressing the environmental and social reform challenges of our time. While the WWP will continue to advance its core mission to preserve Walden Woods and to foster a new generation of environmental stewards through educational and research initiatives, we are eager to work with DCR in engaging an even broader audience in preserving Walden for future generations and in keeping Thoreau’s legacy alive.



915 Walden Street
Concord, Massachusetts

For More Information, Call 617.626.4973


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