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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank boomerbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

Despite the overcrowded room in which we watch the outdated introduction video, nothing could diminish the tour we had with the wonderful and sympathetic guide who painted a vivid picture of the lives of the Alcotts.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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Orchard House has been hosting tours for over 100 years now! The home is only viewable by tour and the tours are sold first come first serve, so get there early if you want to be sure to get in. Our tour guide was...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Here is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon! The house itself is a perfect example of late 1800s and the docents bring alive the Alcott family through all the pictures and artifacts.

Thank NanWoodward
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Even if this is not your area of interest the knowledgeable guides make it very interesting. The staff are very passionate about the subject of the Alcott family and their history. The tour took us about an hour and a half because the guide was...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, dedicated staff who clearly love their work. Speaking with them is a pleasure Knowing that most of the house's contents were owned by and some even made by the Alcotts makes the tour even better. Orchard House is a must-see for Louisa...More

Thank Reiseberater
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Wonderful short film prior to the house tour gave us a feel for the talented Alcott family and seeing the room (and the desk) where Louisa May wrote ‘Little Women’ was a memorable moment. The tour group consisted of mostly women from all parts of...More

Thank Thelmadee
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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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