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Orchard House

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Address: 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 4118
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House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."

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Wonderful tour of Alcott home

There weren't many tourist attractions open this time of year in Massachusetts, but this house was open, and the tour was awesome. It's been open to the public for a hundred... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kay M
Augusta, GA
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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There weren't many tourist attractions open this time of year in Massachusetts, but this house was open, and the tour was awesome. It's been open to the public for a hundred years and has naturally had some renovations, updates, etc, but 80% of the items in the house belonged to Louisa May Alcott and family. We learned so much about... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at the end of a Sunday in January and wound up with a private tour. The house contains many originals and helps create a sense of the family who lived there. It is worth going for the Mood Pillow alone. A very interesting family, regardless of how you feel about Little Women. I think between the film and... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Orchard House (the family home of Louisa May Alcott) is a true gem and any trip to Concord isn't complete without visiting it. My oldest daughter recently read "Little Women" and I took her and the rest of the family to visit Orchard House. What a great time we had! The 40 mins tour of the home was informative... More 

Thank cavdog72
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love ALL literary sites, but I have to say that Orchard House will always be my favorite. In fact, I even worked here as a guide for a few summers (over a decade ago) because I loved the house so much, and getting to know it as an interpreter even made it all the more interesting! The dedication the... More 

Thank Corinna777
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something dreamy about walking the same floors as your favorite author, seeing her things, experiencing her life. Orchard House is a perfect way to spend an afternoon learning more about Louisa May Alcott. Take a trip over to Walden Pond after you're done for a swim!

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house gives a glimpse into the lives of not only Louisa May, but the entire Alcott family. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and the tour goes into great detail about every room. It's a wonderful educational experience.

Thank Victoria W
Western Mass
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the number of original artifacts the house contained. My wife is not usually into this type of thing but this one held her attention. Glad we visited!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking into the Alcott house is like walking into "Little Women". It totally warm and inviting, you can almost see the girls practicing plays and talking to each other. The tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend a visit to Concord to pay a visit as well as the other interesting sites in this charming New England town.

Thank Paula H
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Anyone who read Little Women as a child will love the guided tour at Orchard House given by the well informed guides who clearly enjoy their role. You can see where Louisa wrote and May did her artwork. I bought Eden's Outcasts from the shop which is the story of Bronson and Louisa's lives, and of course the rest of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Most everyone in the United States knows the semi-autobiographical tale that Louisa May Alcott wrote in "Little Women." This house is where the writing was done. They have well informed tour guides to take guests through the house and learn about the life and times of this famous author and her family. There must have been 25 people in our... More 

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