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Orchard House

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Address: 399 Lexington Road, PO Box 343, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 4118
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Description: House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."
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Wonderful tour!

Wonderful tour of the home that highlighted Louisa May Alcott's life and times as well as those of her family. Each room was featured. A particular delight was the hand painting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful tour of the home that highlighted Louisa May Alcott's life and times as well as those of her family. Each room was featured. A particular delight was the hand painting on the walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The tour was great. they answered every question,and showed 85% original things and told the history of almost every room. We had a good time.

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Even if you never read LITTLE WOMEN, LITTLE MEN, or anything else written by Louisa May Alcott, you will find this house an interesting site to tour. Our guide knew a lot about the Alcott family, including a simple, understandable explanation of "Transcendentalism" as well as many familial anecdotes.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I loved it! It was so interesting to see where the Alcott family had lived and to hear about their lives and make connections with the books. Even my husband, who had originally planned to wait in the car, enjoyed it. Definitely worth the detour and much more satisfying than our visit a few days previously to The Breakers in... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was in town for a job interview and remembered that the Orchard House was there and decided in the moment to do a drive by. Well, I couldn't just drive by without stopping, so I stopped... and then I wandered around... and then I went in... and then I just couldn't help myself. I had to take the tour!... More 

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Urbana, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Touring Orchard House was the best part of my recent visit to Concord! There is a short video to watch before taking a guided tour of Louisa May Alcott's home (and the place where she wrote Little Women). There are so many little details to take in, from May's sketches on the walls of her bedroom to the books in... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Loved the Orchard House tour. I've always loved Louisa Mae Alcott and found the tour really informative. There was a short video and then a walk through the house with a guide telling lots of information about the Author, her life and her family.

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If it wasn't for an avid fan of Louisa May Alcott, I'd probably advise against this if time is limited. Getting to Concord and back with the tour pretty much bites into half a day. If you have the time, by all means visit and explore the area.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Orchard House was the highlight of our visit to Concord, with its well informed tour guide and well-preserved family artifacts. A highlight of the tour was actually the paintings by Louisa's sister, May. Her whimsical drawings on the window frames, lovely floral painting by Louisa's desk, haunting owl painting--all memorable and well executed for a woman of her time.... More 

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Independence, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited here as part of a tour group on 4/6/15. I'm not a fan of Louisa May Alcott, but even for those who aren't, the history of her family and this home is interesting. The furnishings and decorations are authentic from the Alcott family, all the way down to the pencil drawings her sister made on the walls of... More 

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