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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%
  • Terrible1%
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399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
+1 978-369-4118
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Amazing place lovely people who run it as well, very friendly and helpful. Loved have wanted to come to New England to see Louisa May Alcott's family home for ages and my dream came true.

Thank janis17656harris
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This was a very interesting tour to learn about the Alcott's entire family. We also viewed Louisa's bedroom where she wrote her books. Such wonderful storytellers in this area and you can tell that they love sharing their history.

Thank get1111
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I can't really add anything to other reviews except to say that we just loved this house - delightful. Guide was excellent and, if you have any love at all for 'Little Women', you have to go - one of the best things of our...More

Thank SWeaver12
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Because my middle name is Jo, have always had a connection. Brought out my little daughter the second visit and 20 years later was back to donate some books. Needed to downsize for retirement and couldn't think of a better place! Fascinating to see all...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Family and friends went through the Orchard House also known as the Louisa May Alcott's house. The fee is $8 per person and worth every penny. You start off with a short video as told by and actress portraying Louisa. Then you continue through the...More

Thank Sherlock6142
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Particularly for those who have read "Little Women" or Alcott's other writings AND for those who appreciate the literature from that era, this is a must-stop for the traveler. The volunteers are passionate about preserving this history and the stories they tell about Alcott, her...More

Thank travelsamc
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We visited on a rainy Sunday, Labour Day weekend. We had no problem getting onto the next available tour. Our guide was excellent, providing really good information about the history of the house and the family - not just Louisa May Alcott. She was extremely...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We paid to take the tour of Orchard House and the guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out unique and interesting tidbits about Louis and her family. So many items have been preserved it is truly a walk back in time.

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Unfortunately I didn't get in as there was a long queue and I didn't have enough time to wait, but still the visit here was worth it the walk from the down town. I admired a beauty of the building and small flowers garden. I...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 13 August 2017

It's clear one could be overwhelmed by touristic opportunities in this historic area. I grew up in the 01776 zipcode and I can relate! But I think this is the place to see. It's where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women. Yes, the Wayside next...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!

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