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Address: 399 Lexington Road, PO Box 343, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 4118
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."
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Most Interesting Historical House Tour I've Seen

We have toured a great many historical homes and this is by far the most interesting one that we have seen. The tour itself is extremely well done and interesting to everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We have toured a great many historical homes and this is by far the most interesting one that we have seen. The tour itself is extremely well done and interesting to everyone, even the little boys on our trip. We learned a lot while having fun.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I love this place and you can feel the spirit of the Alcotts when you visit. I would recommend it to anyone who loves history and the golden age of the Concord authors..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went to Concord on a Sunday when the train service was disrupted. We had to choice but to take a taxi from the Alewife subway station. The fee quoted was $60 and fortunately, the young taxi driver gave us a discount and we called him to fetch us back to the station for the return journey too. Concord is... More 

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Omaha, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Like many men, I was asked to visit Orchard House by my wife. Fortunately, I had read "Little Women" for the first time just a few months ago and had listened to a history podcast about Louisa May Alcott, so I enjoyed the tour. It is amazingly well preserved, with so many of the original possessions. If you have not... More 

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Acton, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

this place is a must see even if you have not read little women I was so impressed with it all the tour guide we had was fantastic made you feel like you were there in time

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Water Valley, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lexington and Concord are a fairly easy T/Bus ride from Boston, and I couldn't imagine being so close and not visiting the home of Louisa May Alcott and the setting for Little Women. There are guided tours (about 40-45 minutes) by knowledgeable guides.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Although the introduction movie area is very tight quarters, the tour itself is one worth taking. We enjoyed learning not only about Louisa May but how talented her sisters were as well. We were amazed that the sketches May Alcott made on all the walls, the door jams, the trim work are all still there for the visitor to see.... More 

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Excellent tour guide, informative, bright. We learned so much about of course Louisa, but also much about her family and how they figured in a larger historical context. We learned about the history of Concord and the contemporaries of the Alcott family, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Emerson. The greatest focus though is upon Louisa's best known work, "Little Women", which was... More 

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If seeing the actual trunk of clothing that the Alcott's used to put on their plays sounds like nirvana to you, then this is the place for you. You will already have envisioned the back stairs from which the girls emerged for their stage entrances, the parlor where "Meg" (Anna) got married and the window desk where "Jo" (Louisa) wrote.... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you are a fan of LMA, this is a must visit for you. The tour of Orchard House was brief but informative and educational. The grounds is beautiful and the gift shop was lovely. There is an admission fee for the tour and was worth it.

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Additional Information about Orchard House

Address: 399 Lexington Road, PO Box 343, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 4118
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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