Henry David Thoreau's Home For Sale In Concord

CONCORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The home in Concord where Henry David Thoreau lived and died—after his brief adventure living next to Walden Pond—is for sale for $2.6 million.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens toured the Federal-style Colonial, known as "The Yellow House," at 255 Main Street Friday.

"I think this property excels on many levels," said realtor Amy Barrett. "The first and most paramount is that it is located in the heart of Concord Center, and has a hidden 3/4-acre lot, which is park-like."

The 5,800-square-foot home has six bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, nine working fireplaces, and a whole lot of history.

It was built in the early 1800s, but has modern amenities.

"It also presents itself more as a current-day home with its high ceilings, updated bathrooms, recently-renovated kitchen," Barrett said. "So it combines the best of old and new."

There will be two open houses this weekend—Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

For more information, see the listing at barrettsothebysrealty.com.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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