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Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, PO Box 343, Concord, MA 01742
978 369 4118
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Ranked #3 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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Salem, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a great visit! My stop was random as I was in town for a job interview. When I realized how close by I was to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, I had to pay a visit to the grave of one of my favorite authors, Louisa May Alcott. I couldn't stop there after my visit and headed over to Orchard House,... More

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Mission Viejo, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were interested to find that Concord, MA was more than a historical stop for it's part in the founding of our country. Lots of writers lived there and were influenced by the atmosphere. I didn't know much about Alcott, but now I understand where her writing came from. The whole family was a creative group. Worth the house or... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

A short video introduces the visitor to Louisa May Alcott, followed by a tour to each of the rooms. The girls working the tours I was a bit sceptic all of, but they did a wonderful job and were quite knowledgeable. Whether you've read Little Women, watched the movie, or simply like old houses, this one is worth the visit.... More

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New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We purchased a ticket at the Concord Museum for the Museum, the Emerson house and Alcott (Orchard house). The price included all three with a discount. I would highly recommend doing this for it saves time and money. You bring the ticket to the other places and they stamp it, nice and easy! With that being said, this place was... More

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Brick NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The tour of this house was very well done and the guide very knowledgeable. Many items in the house were original furnishings from the Alcotts. Also paintings that May did on the walls were well preserved and very interesting. No pictures allowed. The room where the book "Little Women" was written was very interesting with the desk made by her... More

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Topsham, Maine
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Seldom does a historic attraction allow visitors to be in close proximity to the artifacts of a notable person's life as visitors are permitted while touring the home of "Little Women", where Louisa May Alcott lived with her family, at Orchard House in Concord House. This is an excellent historic site well preserved with an informational tour, especially considering how... More

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Humboldt, TN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I really went to this site because my friend wanted to go there, but I was pleasantly surprised. The tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and warm. Told us information that felt personal, not like a text book or a generic audio tour. Very interesting history.

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Ogden, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The house is fascinating-- especially if you're an Alcott fan, or even just a history buff. It was more expensive than I'd hoped, but I'd say worth it. The tour does take a while, and you need to stay with the group, so plan accordingly. (Our guide was cute and fun-- she did a great job).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This was one of my favorite spots on my trip. I could imagine myself listening to Beth play the piano and Jo telling stories in the parlor. As a lifelong reader of Louisa May Alcott I found this museum fascinating and learned so much more about this interesting and unique family. Our tour guide was incredibly informative. Highly recommended.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Although the whole family enjoyed this visit, my young teenage daughter was absolutely over the moon. Having grown up with the story, Little Women, my daughter could not believe she was actually standing in the place where the book was written. The guide was wonderful, extremely knowledgeable and really brought the Alcott family to life with her descriptions. It was... More

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