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Orchard House

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Address: 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742-3712
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+1 978-369-4118
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Family home where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set "Little Women."

Family home where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set "Little Women."

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Great home

This is a great spot. It is a wonderful house filled with literary history. The guide was excellent and very informative. Most of the furnishings are original to the home. Well... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
Leigh B
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is a great spot. It is a wonderful house filled with literary history. The guide was excellent and very informative. Most of the furnishings are original to the home. Well worth the stop.

1 Thank Leigh B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This felt like stepping into the book, Little Women. Our tour guide was knowledgable and we loved the house. 2 kids (10 & 12) enjoyed the tour as well. Only the 12-year-old had read the book.

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Roanoke, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

So glad we took the time while in Boston to travel up to Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott - knowledgeable guide kept the entire group ranging in age from 7 to 70 engaged and intrigued.

Thank Kay K
Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

With Family, alone or with a scout troop this home is a wonderful trove of literary history. The Orchard House is the home of the Alcott Family and writer Louisa May Alcott, who wrote the book Little Women. Access to the home is thru guided tour only and no reservations are needed (for under 10 people). Actually the guided tour... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Orchard House is the well-preserved home in Concord, MA that is most remembered as being the home of the Alcott family. The most famous family member, Louisa May, wrote the classic Little Women from her bedroom in this very house. The guided tour is terrific and goes into some detail regarding the family. You get to see the desk where... More 

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We enjoyed a very special tour designed for holiday celebrations during the time the Alcott family resided at Orchard House. It was enjoyable albeit designed more for young children there was much to garner for the discerning host or hostess. We used many holiday decorating and gift wrapping ideas we saw while on tour. By far the most enjoyable on... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Wonderful from every angle: history, literacy, education, you name it! Fans of the book and the film will be charmed, delighted, and feel like they've stepped back in time!

Thank Erica B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We are spending a week in the Boston area for spring break. This was a wonderfully preserved home.home. Our guide, Sigrid, was fantastic! You must find a way to fit this in! This family was well before its time and the creativity was inspiring!The

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Whether you're a fan of Little Women, the Alcotts, or 19th-century American Lit, Orchard House is a must-see if you're within shouting distance of Concord. The interpretation is hard to get wrong because the stories really tell themselves, even if the tours can be uneven. Either way, it's a tremendous site that provides an engaging experience -- and still has... More 

Thank Taylor S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Fascinating educational opportunity to learn about Louisa Mae Alcott. Attentive well informed docent.

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