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Address: 399 Lexington Road, 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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A Walk Through "Little Women"

As an Alcott fan, visiting Orchard House was a lifelong dream for me. For my husband and teenage son, it was an enjoyable trip back in time. Since 80 percent of the furnishings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

As an Alcott fan, visiting Orchard House was a lifelong dream for me. For my husband and teenage son, it was an enjoyable trip back in time. Since 80 percent of the furnishings belonged to the Alcott family, it was one of the most authentic historical homes that we have toured. It feels like the family just stepped out for... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great local attraction. More appealing to those who have read the books but the history and artefacts in the house are also very interesting.

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Acton, MA
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you ever read LIttle Women you owe yourself a trip to Orchard House and to Fruitlands. These are iconic experiences. If you visiting as a tourist, consider making a loop between these, the Old North Bridge, Walden Pond, and the Concord Museum. They take you through some quintessential views of the area, and provide a flavor for how special... More 

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Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Loved learning about the lives of this great author. Tour was nice, but guide was a bit inexperienced. Was tentative in guiding the tour. However the home has beautiful furnishings including Louisa May Alcott's desk.

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Banks, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have toured the house several times and found the history lessons very informative and enjoyable. If you are a fan you should find it fascinating. I especially like how they have preserved the pictures/artwork on the walls.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I drove from Somerville, MA, a suburb of Boston, to this house in about 30 minutes. The privately held Orchard House is where Louisa May Alcott lived from her mid-20s to her mid-40s with her immediate family. It was open from 10 a.m.. to 4:30 p.m. Three of us were on the 45-minute tour lead by a high school student... More 

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kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited in August 2015 for a girl's weekend - very quaint, staff extremely knowledgeable. A must see for history lovers and/or Alcott fans.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This tour of one of the homes Louisa May Alcott lived in will be interesting if you enjoy history and/or literature. However, if you loved the novel "Little Women," this tour is a must-do! Alcott wrote "Little Women" while living in this home with her parents and two of her sisters. The layout of the home is the layout of... More 

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Mpls, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was one of the stops we made when in Concord. It was well worth the cost. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was extremely interesting. If you enjoyed any of Louisa May Alcotts books, this is a must do tour. We learned a lot about the Alcott family - most of the information, I had never... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I am not an avid reader but my wife is. She thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Orchard House. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Alcott family. The home had been very well taken care of considering it's age.

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