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Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
+1 978-369-4118
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Immortalized by Louisa May Alcott in the beloved classic, Little Women, Orchard House (c. 1690) 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 the country, Orchard House has, for over a century, provided inspirational accounts of the Alcott family’s contributions to the fields of literature, education, philosophy, the arts, and social justice through award-winning guided tours, unique educational programs for students of all ages, and lively living history events . The Concord School of Philosophy and a Museum Store are also on the premises.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Here's where Louisa May Alcott grew up, wrote her wonderful books, and spent her last days. It has been well preserved, and its guided tours keep getting better every year. And now it's open every day of the year. And yes, Louisa May wrote plays...More

Thank 332pjp
Reviewed 1 week ago

My heart pounded hard and my head turned in all directions loving where we were. To stand here in the home of my beloved Louisa May Alcott's, what a thrill. Louisa May wrote many books, yet as to many others Little Women is the one...More

Thank wintermoth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Orchard House looks just like any "Little Women" fan would expect it to, and the tour is a wonderful glimpse into Louisa's life there. It's definitely worth the price of the tour to see where she sat to write and learn more about her family...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 12 December 2017

It was great----was there this past Sunday----they had actual people acting and talking actually as if they were in the era of the family---we toured the house and 6 people were dressed and talked to us and explained the Family to us----spent about 10 or...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

My wife is a huge fan of Little Women so while in the area for a history trip we needed to stop. The home is beautiful. We took a tour with our 5/7 yr olds and what a treat it was. The history and feel...More

Thank ffdjp78
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Since I had read in Yankee magazine that Orchard House still existed I have wanted to take the time to go to Concord to see the Alcott home. I wish I had never went. We went recently on November 6, 2017 and although it was...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This has been my favorite author's home to date. First of all, this museum house is great because the majority (I want to say 75% but I don't remember the exact percent) of the artifacts belonged to the Alcott family. They were a fascinating family...More

Thank Angela_Houser
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a guided tour. Interesting tour with information on the whole Alcott family. Louisa wrote "Little Women" here.

Thank boomerbo
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Called in hear at the request of my sister in law, who is a huge Little Women fan, with very little personal knowledge of the book myself. An hour and a half later, almost an expert. The tour was well worth it. Very passionate staff...More

Thank jgc1963400
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Despite the overcrowded room in which we watch the outdated introduction video, nothing could diminish the tour we had with the wonderful and sympathetic guide who painted a vivid picture of the lives of the Alcotts. Their house stands as an inspiring symbol of the...More

Thank WorldTripper365
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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.
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.
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!