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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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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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29 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Salem, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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