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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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64 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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colorado springs
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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great introductory movie about the Alcott family and yhe a complete tour of the house which dated from the 1600s. Many of the furnishings used by the Alcotts wete donated by the family. Great guide too.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My family and I were amazed about number of original items from the Alcotts. The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and engaging.

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Newport Beach, California
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visiting Orchard House is like taking a step back in time to 19th century America. Louisa May Alcott comes alive as you learn about her life, her family and the people and things that influenced her writing. Take the tour, especially if you have young readers with you.

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you are a reader, stop by to see the "Little Women" author lived. My teenage daughter loved it, even took a picture outside by the May pole.

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have visited Orchard House, home of Louise May Alcott, twice and have enjoyed it both times. My two different tour guides had different stories but both were very knowledgable and entertaining. I would recommend the Orchard House tour very highly.

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Amazing, my childhood book was Little Women so to go to this house was amazing to see where the book was written and how the family lived. A short video tells you about the history of the family before having a guided tour of the house. Lots of information is provided by the guide and the artwork throughout the house... More

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Dornbirn, Austria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The house is full of authentic pieces from the family, and the guide Kathryn did a wonderful job pointing out some of the most interesting things to see. In addition to being the site where Alcott wrote her most famous novel, it also housed one of the most fascinating New England families from the 19th century. Recommended!

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chesterton, IN
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Louisa May Alcott was one of my Mother's favorite authors. So to be able to see her house was nice. The tour was very well done.

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