Nav Bar Home Curriculum Ideas Postcards Research Tools Treasure Hunts Web Links Web Projects Web Picks About

Animal Houses
Henry's Tools
Henry's Cabin
Activity Ideas
Henry & Friends

Henry Builds a cabin
Link to Author and Book


D.B. Johnson
The site of Thoreau's Cabin
Pictured: D.B. Johnson, Author of Henry Builds a Cabin

Henry's Cabin

Roland Robbins, an archaeologist, discovered the site of Henry David Thoreu's cabin in 1945, exactly 100 years after Thoreau moved into it at Walden Pond. Thoreau's writings in Walden were so detailed that the cabin is being replicated today using the same materials, tools, and methods that were used in 1845. The replica construction at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods is being documented by the Smithsonian Institution.

Another replica is maintained at Walden Pond State Reservation as a place for visitors to view the inside and outside of the cabin in which Thoreau lived. You can even purchase a blueprint and build the cabin yourself.

How to Build Henry's Cabin Game
Henry's Materials & Cost
Interior and Exterior of Cabin

View these Movies

D.B. Johnson Describes the Cabin Site at Walden Pond
Walden Cabin Replica at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods
Original Building Materials - Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods
Henry Describes Cabin Building
Henry's Cost for Building Materials
Henry's Bean Field
Henry's Flute
Henry's Farewell to Walden


Updated March 9, 2017
© 1996 - 2011 Linda C. Joseph
All Rights Reserved
All CyberBee Graphics are Trademarked

Graphics by
Darlene Vanasco/Creative Director
Erika Taguchi/Designer & Illustrator
Hosting Provided by Iwaynet