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Orchard House

399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
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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 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%
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399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
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Reviewed 6 days ago

we went on date day to the orchard house. Excellent tour. The guide was very knowledgable about the history and the house. We learned a lot about the sister and the parents and their contributions to art and education. Interesting stories of her work as...More

Thank Colby R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will feel as is the Alcott's just stepped out as you walk through their home. You start in the gift shop, which is filled with Louisa May Aloctt's books. Then you watch a wonderful short film about Louisa May (played by the wonderfu, Jan...More

Thank Littlebigdogmom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Thursday in the afternoon. There is parking in front of the house for eight cars and additional parking to the rear of the house. There is a guided tour, that starts with a short interesting film/video. Our guide was named Kathie...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A treat for those who love to visit homes where authors lived and worked. Louisa May Alcott did live here when she was busy writing for a living. Eighty per cent of the artifacts in the home are authentic! Visitors can see the desk that...More

Thank linda g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and well-organised attraction: you start with a little video and are then conducted around the building by a well-informed docent. There's a lot of Alcott family history to see, many pictures and accessories and I found it all gripping. Well-stocked bookshop...More

1  Thank saranLondon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more of a chic place than a guy place. There were only two guys on our tour of the house and we were both there accompanying our wives. But, still the presenter did a good job and I did find Ms. Alcott's story...More

1  Thank NoneColumbus
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I have read Louisa May Alcott's books and seen every version of Little Women but actually touring the house and learning more about the author herself was really wonderful. She is really a fascinating woman and the house is beautifully maintained.

2  Thank BeastyBunny
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

During your tour of Orchard House, you will feel as if the Alcotts had just left home a few hours before to go for tea with the Emersons. Luisa Mays' room is set up exactly as she described it with her sister's drawings and other...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I have been to Orchard House more times than I can remember- mostly for shopping in the gift shop and for the tour a few times. I've done the regular tour and the living history tour. This time I wanted to bring my nieces (9...More

2  Thank QNPoohBear
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Visits to The Orchard House are via guided tours. Our guide was delightful! It was very clear that she enjoyed her job; she has an outstanding grasp of the subject. She told our group some very interesting tales of the family. Our group consisted of...More

1  Thank Karen M
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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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