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Orchard House

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Immortalized by Louisa May Alcott in the beloved classic, Little Women, Orchard House (c. 1670) is best known for being where the groundbreaking novel was written and set in 1868. One of the oldest, most authentically-preserved historic sites in the...more
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399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been a Louisa May Alcott fan since my childhood (we won't talk about how long ago that was), so when I realized I was going to be close to the home she wrote Little Women in, I knew I needed to see it. I...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even people who are not fans of Little Women ... or any other of Louisa May Alcott's books ... will enjoy the tour of this home. Tour begins with a short video that, while dated, is still very interesting. Our tour guide was fantastic and...More

Thank Laurie G G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not already have a love of Little Women (tried to read as a kid but not a fan). Visitors watch a presentation (we came a little late so didn't see it but is more of a holding event because the tour included the...More

Thank mykayak12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure if I have read Little Women, but I purchased a copy here in the gift shop. The tour was really interesting and introduced us to the Alcott family as well as some other interesting local people. The Alcott’s were all talented in...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hopped of the Liberty Trail to visit this beautiful house. The staff were lovely and very accommodating to give us a no notice tour of this historic and precious house before we caught the tram back to Lexington. The rooms are packed with stories...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really enjoyable and informations tour. A piece of history nicely preserved with real possessions from the Alcott family. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and allowed plenty of time for questions. I was surprised that Louisa was so ahead of her time when it came...More

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I've not read Alcott (we were here for my wife), but I found the tour interesting. The guide did a nice job in giving an overview of the family and the house. We arrived at opening so we didn't have to wait long for a...More

Thank KDAA
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

If you are a classic book nerd this is a must see. The house has many of The Alcott’s original possessions, so it almost feels like the family has just stepped out. I found the art work of the youngest daughter charming, as they have...More

Thank Eksknight
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We made a quick stop at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House... the tour of the house is fairly spendy and popular, but worth it to inspire reading in young ones. There is a cute gift shop with all kinds of trinkets from years gone by...More

Thank Sunseekergirl77
Reviewed August 13, 2018

If you read Louisa May Alcott books, this is a place for you. If you do not read her books, this place is still a great historic landmark where Alcott family lived; you get a great tour of historic facts of the Alcott era. A...More

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Rachel L
October 16, 2017|
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Response from NanWoodward | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, and it is interesting to see the old building to the left of the house where Bronson Alcott had his school.
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Rachell B
May 29, 2016|
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Response from cavdog72 | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend that you use an Uber driver to go to the Orchard House. Would also recommend that you go to some of the sights within walking distance (Concord Museum, etc.) to make the trip worth your time.
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ScottishFiddle
April 7, 2015|
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Response from C B | Reviewed this property |
Actually, if you can get to Lexington, you should check out the Liberty Ride, based out of Lexington, TripAdvisor will not let me paste in the URL. Good Luck. good luck!
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