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Orchard House

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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...more
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399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Orchard House in December because I wanted to see it decked out for the holidays and also wanted to avoid the summer crowds. There were only 4 people in our tour group. The tour guide was absolutely fabulous --engaging and informative, and obviously...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ginnymessina
Reviewed 6 days ago

For a relatively small house, there is so much to see and learn about. Our tour guide was a really awesome young woman. She was so knowledgeable and you could tell she loved her job and was very passionate about it. The gift shop feels...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Maria W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, I'll admit, I was dragged here by my wife. "Little Women"? Ok, yeah I read it, well WAY BACK WHEN. I actually thought it was decent, even if I could barely remember the plot. But Alcott, really wrote a semi-autobiography, and for someone versed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not know what to expect but with our great guide the tour explained more than I ever knew about the family and the times. Around 75 percent of the items are the family's own so you really feel like you stepped back into their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This was the reason for our two night stay in Concord, Ma and we weren't disappointed. The guided tour was excellent and we were able to learn so much about Louisa M Alcott, her sisters, mother and especially her father. It was also great to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Anyone who has ever read the book Little Women has to visit Louise May Alcott's home!! And the home of her family. The guide was absolutely amazingly knowledgeable and friendly and helpful. We could have listened to her talk forever. The tour was totally worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Preserved home of the Alcott family where Little Women was written. Excellent docents take you through the home. Lots of interesting information. There is a small admission fee. Free parking at the site and across the street. The Wayside is a 2 minute walk away

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carrabinieri
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I'm a huge "Little Women" fan so we decided to take a day trip while in Boston to see the house. It was easy enough to get there using public transportation - take the T to North Station, then about a 45 min train ride...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aint_Life_Great
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful stop. Tour of Louisa Mae Alcott's home. Guide did a fantastic job! So informative! Don't miss it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarciaBenjam
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I was interested in the tour but my husband wasn't sure he would get much out of it since he never read any of Louisa May Alcott's books. He really enjoyed it. Lots of history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
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!