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Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, PO Box 343, Concord, MA 01742
978 369 4118
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Perhaps we had a lousy tour. They herd a bunch of people into each room, so many that you really can't see much of what's actually in there. Then they herd you out. You are not allowed any time to actually look at the many artifacts (supposedly) from the Alcott family. The tour guide was snooty and unpleasant and kept... More

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rochdale
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I wanted to visit the house where "Little Women" was based. It lived up to expectation. It has been well preserved, and was one of the first house museums. I learnt a lot about the Alcott family, and particularly Mr Alcott, not just about Louisa M Alcott so interesting for even the partners who'd been dragged along by readers of... More

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International Falls, Minnesota
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We loved being able to visit all the rooms where the Alcotts lived and see the desk Louisa's father made for her so she could write Little Women. The rooms have 80% of the original furnishings. We started our tour with a short video about the Alcott family and then a guide took us through the house and told us... More

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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A visit to Orchard House is very much a step back into time. The house is beautifully preserved much as Louisa May Alcott knew it, and those who know Little Women will enjoy seeing the house that inspired this romantic tale of love and family. Tours are guided and docents are friendly and very knowledgeable. Most of the furnishings and... More

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Kaysville, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A good tour with video intro and nice bookstore/gift shop. A great place to get the "feel" of the Alcott family's amazing talents and philosophy.

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Australia
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

New England is steeped in history and its museums are a joy to visit. Orchard House provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the Alcott family and the history of the time. The wealth of information given during our guided tour was enhanced by the sheer volume of original furniture, household items, art and books that had been carefully... More

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Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you love Louisa May Alcott's books and characters you must visit the Orchard House in Concord,Ma. Guided tours let you into the lives of the Alcott's learning facts about the family. Well worth fee.

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Marble Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

with original furnishings...the tour educates one on how talented the family was. The house contains examples of her sister's art. Her father's study is interesting.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a gem that we were glad we took the time to go see. very interesting and informative tour. even my husband who had never read the books enjoyed the visit. Amy (may's) sketches were an unexpected treat.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Like many others, I read and re-read all of Louisa May Alcott's books in the Little Women series many times as a child. It was with great excitement that I began our visit of Orchard House and great relief that it is authentically interpreted to the time of the Alcott's residence. Visitors tour the small house with a docent, after... More

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