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Address: 399 Lexington Road, PO Box 343, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 4118
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Description: House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."
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Enthusiastic tour guide and many family artifacts = great tour

The Orchard House was the highlight of our visit to Concord, with its well informed tour guide and well-preserved family artifacts. A highlight of the tour was actually the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Grand Rapids, MI
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Grand Rapids, MI
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Orchard House was the highlight of our visit to Concord, with its well informed tour guide and well-preserved family artifacts. A highlight of the tour was actually the paintings by Louisa's sister, May. Her whimsical drawings on the window frames, lovely floral painting by Louisa's desk, haunting owl painting--all memorable and well executed for a woman of her time.... More 

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Independence, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited here as part of a tour group on 4/6/15. I'm not a fan of Louisa May Alcott, but even for those who aren't, the history of her family and this home is interesting. The furnishings and decorations are authentic from the Alcott family, all the way down to the pencil drawings her sister made on the walls of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The tour guide was extremely friendly and informative, and patient with kids answering all their many questions. My daughter and I had been reading Alcott's stories so found the house very interesting. You can't just walk around and need to take a guided tour

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Orchard House is the childhood home of Louisa May Alcott who wrote Little Women. The tour guide was very informative and gave much background of her life. They do not allow you to take any pictures which I don't like probably because they want you to buy pictures in their gift shop. I never remember what I saw then. But... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We took our 6yo and 3yo today to the Christmas Tour. Plenty of parking one minute walk away if the spots in front of the house are full. The costumed "family members" in each room were fantastic in character and in the stories they told, and they engaged our children very well too. The theme of giving/sharing especially with those... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was the best tour I have ever been on. Marilyn, the most interesting tour conductor and the most patient, was amazing. She knew the house inside and out, and was a delight to have as our guide. 85% of the houses' belongings are the original. You will see artwork from May, Louisa's desk where she wrote little women and... More 

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After waiting for many decades, I finally toured Louisa May Alcott's home. From the time I was a "little woman" myself until now (an elderly woman), I have loved the story. Before we left California, I watched the DVD of "Little Women" again so it would all be fresh in my mind (I urge visitors to either do that or... More 

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St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I missed my sisters here. I visited with a mixed gender student group of twelve teenagers. The museum staff kindly put effort into working our group in, even though we had not previously reserved. 10 is considered a group and will get a discount. Not a good food/restroom break. The guide was knowledgable and interesting. Those students who didn't have... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Orchard House has been a favorite for years. It's even better now they have May Alcotts paintings and drawings. Tour guide was great.

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Canton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Little Women, the movie, the one made in the 1940's, was my introduction to the book, and both have been my favorite for decades. To see the home of the Alcott's with original furnishings including Louisa's writing desk was so special. I loved seeing the drawings done by May on the walls. I could have spent a lot more time... More 

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