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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 6 days ago

If you read Louisa May Alcott books, this is a place for you. If you do not read her books, this place is still a great historic landmark where Alcott family lived; you get a great tour of historic facts of the Alcott era. A...More

Thank Janka M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I took a tour of Orchard House. Very interesting to see were the characters in “Little Women”. It really brought the book and movie to life. It’s worth the time to stop in for the tour. The only downside was it was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never read Little Women but gave an appreciation of the eclectic family and their role in shaping education and the area.

Thank Yodeler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historically prominent to literary America. My wife really appreciated to opportunity to visit the site, but it needs some TLC.

Thank 7034lithopolis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spectacular experience for Alcott fans and history buffs. The guides are well informed. Adequate parking and very close to other Concord sites. Absolutely worth the effort.

Thank Hansen0503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even husband was impressed with this site/family story and how it fit into history. He was reluctant to take a guided tour, but it is the only way to see the house. There is a deeper story beyond Little Women, connections that are as charming...More

Thank travelw411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently a friend and I visited Orchard House for the first time, even though we both live within an hour's drive of this historical home. We loved reading "Little Women" many years ago. Seeing the house which is filled with so many of the family...More

Thank ALB63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in the area for 20 years, and have never done the historical houses. It was really interesting - so much of the house is original. The museum managed to collect family heirlooms when the museum was created, and now 80% of what is...More

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you read Little Women you have to visit this house and learn the story of the Alcott family. The docents will tell you the true story of the Alcotts and the story of the Marches.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is an interesting place to visit as it was home to the Alcott family and where Little Women" was written. However $10 for a tour of the house seemed a bit much for me. Worth a stop by ,but without the tour, you see...More

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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.
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.
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!