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Orchard House

399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
+1 978-369-4118
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Immortalized by Louisa May Alcott in the beloved classic, Little Women, Orchard House (c. 1670) is best known for being where the groundbreaking novel was written and set in 1868. One of the oldest, most authentically-preserved historic sites in...more
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399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

For those of us that love literature, Lousia May Alcott's Little Women is a staple in American literature. One thing that is good about this tour is that you learn much more about her than just the book that brought her fame and fortune. Not...More

Thank Carie501
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Orchard House is well-preserved and curated. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and presented Louisa May Alcott's importance well, as well as the influence of the Transcendentalists.

Thank smoothjohnk
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Having listened to my wife reading the books to my daughters, this was icing on the cake. A great attraction to visit, and a superb guide: perhaps she was 20 and at uni....so I can't guarantee you'll get the same one. She knew it all,...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

1.5 hours to tour 6 rooms!!! the tour was full of obscure facts about the Alcotts, often repeated several times over in a very slow, slow manner with frequent long pauses as our guide tried to remember whether this minuscule event was in June or...More

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Alcott Family lived in this home and Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women" at a small desk on the second floor of this original home (actually two homes that were connected together to make one larger home.). The tour was just under an hour...More

Thank Doreen M
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Perhaps it's exaggeration to say Louisa May Alcott's house changed my life, but it did make a huge impact. I've always kind of liked her and her books, but after having a great tour guide who told us about her life, her works, and her...More

Thank Emily A
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

As with all such tours, your experience will be hit or miss depending on the guide. Our guide was an older woman who clearly loved Louisa May Alcott (she visited the house many times as a child) but she did not do a good job...More

1  Thank Leiter K
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a very interesting and worthwhile tourist stop. It's enjoyable for any history or literary buff. The only reason I don't give it full marks is the tour guide and my fellow tourists were less than exciting. But I am definitely glad I went.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice staff and nice property. 80%,of the stuff is original in the house. Great tour guides. You can't take pictures inside...but! They have postcards!

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was by far one of the best historical house tours I have ever taken! The furnishings are mostly original and our guide was able to answer every question, which I find very rare.

Thank Nancy V
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Rachel L
16 October 2017|
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Response from NanWoodward | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, and it is interesting to see the old building to the left of the house where Bronson Alcott had his school.
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Rachell B
29 May 2016|
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Response from cavdog72 | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend that you use an Uber driver to go to the Orchard House. Would also recommend that you go to some of the sights within walking distance (Concord Museum, etc.) to make the trip worth your time.
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ScottishFiddle
8 April 2015|
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Response from C B | Reviewed this property |
Actually, if you can get to Lexington, you should check out the Liberty Ride, based out of Lexington, TripAdvisor will not let me paste in the URL. Good Luck. good luck!
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