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For more information on the historical figure, see Henry David Thoreau on Wikipedia.

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, and philosopher born in Concord, Massachusetts.


Born as David Henry Thoreau, he grew up in Concord and attended Harvard University, where he began to call himself Henry Thoreau. From 1845 to 1847, he moved to a small cabin on the shore of Walden Pond, studying transcendentalism and eventually writing a book on his findings and experiences.[1] The cabin he stayed in remains preserved over 400 years later, next to a gift shop sponsored by General Atomics International. Some of his works were published by Ticknor and Fields, based out of the Old Corner Bookstore in Boston.[2]


Henry David Thoreau is mentioned only in Fallout 4.



  1. Automated tour at Walden Pond
  2. Plaque at the Old Corner Bookstore