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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."
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Visiting the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House was one of my and my fiancee's favorite parts of our trip in and around Boston. I did a project on LMA in school so I was extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House was one of my and my fiancee's favorite parts of our trip in and around Boston. I did a project on LMA in school so I was extremely excited to visit the house. I was slightly nervous my fiancee would get bored during the guided tour as it's slightly more of a 'girl... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On our last day in Boston we knew we could only cover a few visits. This place was top of the list and we're so glad we headed out to Concord and took in the home made famous by the Alcott family. Even if you hadn't read Little Women or knew very little about this fascinating area and its history,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I grew up reading Little Women and Little Men, written by Louisa May Alcott. Those books represent my childhood in so many delicious memories, which is exactly why I had to make a pilgrimage to The Orchard House, the home Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women in, while visiting Boston. The Orchard House is located in Concord MA, just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth the stop to see where Louisa May Alcott spent 20 years of her life. You will gain a better appreciation for the time she lived, the entire Alcott family and an up close view of a museum that is 100 years old! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made every detail of the house interesting. Alcott-lover or... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went to Orchard House to satisfy my wife, a Louisa May Alcott fan. We left enriched by an unexpectedly vivid portrait of a remarkable woman, her gifted family, and the Transcendentalist Movement. The home is said to by 80% as it was when the Alcotts lived there, with mostly original furnishings. Many examples of the astonishing museum-worthy art work... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You don't need to be a fan of Alcott to have an educational and enjoyable visit to Orchard House. It's also a window into New England Transcendalism, education reform and family/household dynamics in 19th century America. Not to mention a much needed grounding (for me) re the literary greats of Concord 150 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We arrived at the orchard house around 4:30, which is when the last tour departs. The tour had already left, but a guide volunteered to catch us up. She did a great job and got us to the tour group. This was a great tour of the house and the guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. My 13 and 11... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is my third time to visit Orchard House. It's like visiting an old friend! The stories of Louisa May Alcott's family are interesting. The guides are knowledgeable. It's a nice place!

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Rochester, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love history and especially the preserved homes of notable people, so going to Orchard House was a must when we went to Concord. It didn't disappoint. Our tour guide was charismatic and knowledgeable (and had a fantastic Boston accent!), and we learned so many things about the Alcott family that made me want to go back and reread Little... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Full disclosure: I grew up in Concord, MA. Lived there from birth until several years after I was graduated from college, and was also an avid reader, so "Little Women" was in my shelves -- as was "Little Men" and some other Alcott work. Back in the day, the Concord school system had a mandatory field trip to Orchard House... More 

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Additional Information about Orchard House

Address: 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 4118
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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