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Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, PO Box 343, Concord, MA 01742
978 369 4118
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Ranked #1 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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Claremont, New Hampshire
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321 reviews 321 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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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
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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South Pole
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Really interesting to see where Alcott wrote Little Women and the environment reflected into the book. Had a well versed guide and the house was well kept.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love the works of Louisa May Alcott (and my name is due to Little Women), but I also appreciate the rest of her family and their unique contributions. Orchard House gives a great view into the Alcotts and part of their lives, from May's pictures all over to Louisa's desk to the many books in Bronson's library...Really a worthwhile... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I cannot say enough how much I loved this experience. If you are a Louisa May Alcott fan or a Little Women fan, then you NEED to go. I have never been on a tour where 80% of the artifacts in the house actually belonged to the family, instead of being reproductions. An original silk wedding dress, May Alcott's paintings,... More

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