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Address: 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: +1 978-369-4118
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House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."

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I'm not a literary type but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Great tour with docents that are knowledgeable and engaging. Anyone who has read Little Women will love this place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a literary type but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Great tour with docents that are knowledgeable and engaging. Anyone who has read Little Women will love this place. Good gift shop also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Orchard House, the home of the Alcott family, is a pilgrimage for many people, especially women who remember Little Women being their favorite book growing up. With guides dressed as family members in period costume and many original items that belonged to the family (including the desk where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women), you can truly imagine what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here yesterday and really enjoyed this tour. The guide was informative and they did not rush through lole the other tours we had been on over our vacation to the New England area. If you are a fan of Little Women in any capacity this is a must see for you!

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Lexington, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited many historic sites in the Northeast, and I thought that the tour given at Orchard House was one of the better ones. It begins with a 15 minute orientation video and proceeds to the tour of the house, which takes about another hour. Some previous reviewers have complained that the tour is too long, but for me the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read Little Women, or at least seeing the movie, this is a great stop within the Minute Man National Historic Park. The tour was about 40 minutes and it was a really interesting look at the lives of the Alcott Family. The house is very well preserved and it was fascinating to see how one of Louisa's sisters, who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Orchard House was like walking through the pages of the novel "Little Women". The docents dress in period clothing and stay in character during the tour, which gives the visit an authentic feel. There is much to see and the knowledgeable staff is more than happy to take time to answer all questions. After the house tour, take time... More 

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Jan T, Executive Director at Orchard House, responded to this review

Thank you for these kind words! I want to mention, however, that our tours are not usually given "in character" by a guide in period dress. The vast majority of our TripAdvisor reviews are written about tours not given that way. Some special tours, such as our upcoming Christmas program tours and our "Welcome to Our Home" tours do feature... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Saw this as I was driving back from visiting the historical battle sites in Concord. Wouldn't have known is was there had I not seen it out of the corner of my eye as I drove past. Must see for anyone who has read Little Women.

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We enjoyed the tour of this old house. Our guide was very knowable and could not be stumped. You could tell she enjoyed her task and she answered all questions. Only issue was no photos. I asked because I realize anything that old can deteriorate over time and even a non-flash pic can do some damage. Another guest was taking... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

For a simple home they do a great job of delving into the lives of all the Alcotts. They also expand into their relationship s with both Emerson and Thoreau.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Lovingly preserved, this house helps us to appreciate the circumstances in which the author Louisa May Alcott was raised and in which her father Bronson Alcott developed his educational theories. Furnishings are all original and we even saw the paintings of Louisa's sister decorating the walls and doors of the house. Beside the house is Bronson Alcott's school, a splendid... More 

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