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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
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
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Description:

House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Some of the inventions/innovations in the house (hot water! available) are amazing, as well as the people it housed.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an interesting tour of this home. The bits of history about the house and information about Louisa May Alcott's family and life were enough to keep your interest through the tour. A nice gift shop is available for those who are Little Women fans.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

What a delightful time we had at Orchard House taking part in their Alcott Christmas Stocking event. We were greeted by Louisa May herself and she explained that the family wanted to meet us as we carried the stocking, being filled for a poor family, by each of her family members, based on a poem she had written. So using... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not a literary type but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Great tour with docents that are knowledgeable and engaging. Anyone who has read Little Women will love this place. Good gift shop also.

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