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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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House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."

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Great bookstore and short, informative tour

Pay in the gift shop for a tour, in order to see every room in the house and hear fascinating stories about the family that inspired "Little Women." They have acquired more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carlisle, Massachusetts
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pay in the gift shop for a tour, in order to see every room in the house and hear fascinating stories about the family that inspired "Little Women." They have acquired more artworks and portraits of the colonial ancestors of the family. Tour does not include Bronson Alcott's studio, near the main home.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has always been a dream of mine to visit Orchard House and that dream came true this April vacation. Had a wonderful young lady as a tour guide who knew her stuff and made the tour interesting. Tour lasted about 40 minutes and learned so much about the whole Alcott family. They also have a lovely gift shop. Forgot... More 

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rapid river
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepping back in time to visit the Alcott home. We had a lovely lady guide to give historical facts and lesser known facts about the home and family. Well worth seeing and touring.

Thank Mary D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting Orchard House since I was a child, brought my children there as they read Little Women. A turn back in time, where you can imagine Jo and her sisters and their escapades coming to life. Love the pillow on the settee to indicate her mood! The docents are knowledgeable, the house is accessible, the grounds beautiful,... More 

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Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is as if you are meeting members of the Alcott family and learning what makes them tick. If you have read Little Women and loved it, you will love this house. Plus - you will learn some unexpected facts about the life of the author.

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had friends in town who love Louisa May Alcott so we decided to visit Orchard House. What an interesting place! Our guide, Louise, was absolutely terrific. They only offer guided tours, but do so regularly. They realized we were standing outside and came to ask if we wanted to join the next tour, so we did. Very interesting history... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I decided to tour the Orchard House as I had never done so before. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is beautiful and learning more about Louisa May Alcott and her family was very interesting. The tour guide we had was a lovely woman who was a former school teacher. She was very thorough w/ her presentation and I learned... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Surprise! We had no idea of the life of Louisa May Alcott nor of her influence. The house is very old and well kept. The tour is full of information. The guides know their subject well and handled questions aptly. Just to be clear, this house and tour is about the author of "Little Women" and not about the book.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is about as real as it gets. It's where the real Alcott family lived and where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women. You can see where Marmie cooked, where the girls put on their plays, where Amy drew (she drew on the walls of her room), etc. You see where Bronson Alcott ran his school and you also learn... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's about an hour tour, interesting and fun, and perhaps even more so if you read Little Women growing up.

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