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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 13 Attractions in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little women." Tour guide was very knowledgeable and it's amazing how other famous persons mingles w/the Alcott family.

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was a convenient place to visit after the stop at Walden Pond. I am a big Louisa May Alcott fan as her books brought to life an era of history for me. The homestead tour was interesting as it was worthwhile to hear the details behind her life and what influenced her writing. It was definitely a worthwhile stop.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Visiting the home of the Alcotts has been on my to-do list for years, finally made it ther on a beautiful Spring day in April. A quick 45 minute drive from Manchester, NH. Tours start at 10 am, we got there by 11 am, we did not have to wait long at all for our tour to begin which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Brought my daughters 10 & 12 to see the house and tour. They hadn't read the book or have seen the movie but were familiar with it because of the Mother Daughter Bookclub series. Great tour. Very informative and my daughters were interested. Sometimes you need to take a step back in time and learn. This was my second tour... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Home of Louisa May Alcott- where she wrote ' Little Women' & 'Good Wives'. Lovely house, excellent tour - even if you are not literary minded its a fascinating experience.

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Boxborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

There are four historic houses to tour in Concord and this is one of my favorites. It is my daughter's very most favorite. The house is wonderfully maintained and the tour guides are so excited to share the story of the Alcott's. The gift shop is also top notch. I highly recommend this tour.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

If you are like me and read Little Women many times and saw every version film made, you owe it to yourself to visit Orchard House. Each room can be pictured as a scene in any of Louisa May Alcott's novels, this is a delightful way to spend a few hours. Louisa May Alcott came from a non-traditional family, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This historic home was very enjoyable with a very informative tour. Even if you haven't read Little Women the house and history of it has a lot to offer. Louisa May Alcott was an amazing woman, very talented and enterprising. We visited on a very cold February day, which was perfect. It was nine dollars for adults and eight dollars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Our family visited the Orchard House in Concord, MA in Oct. 2012. My children and I love the book and the movie Little Women. I was expecting the typical "historical site" experience, but left with so much more. Upon arriving, you watch a short film about the house. You are then led by a docent in a small group through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Just went to Boston and found many of the Concord attractions are closed during the winter. The Orchard House is one of the exceptions. It was interesting to hear about the Alcott family and see the house firsthand. Be sure to check out the website before you go; there is a discount coupon available (as of this writing) as well... More 

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