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Orchard House

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Address: 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
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House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."

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An Educational Experience

Surprise! We had no idea of the life of Louisa May Alcott nor of her influence. The house is very old and well kept. The tour is full of information. The guides know their subject... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprise! We had no idea of the life of Louisa May Alcott nor of her influence. The house is very old and well kept. The tour is full of information. The guides know their subject well and handled questions aptly. Just to be clear, this house and tour is about the author of "Little Women" and not about the book.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is about as real as it gets. It's where the real Alcott family lived and where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women. You can see where Marmie cooked, where the girls put on their plays, where Amy drew (she drew on the walls of her room), etc. You see where Bronson Alcott ran his school and you also learn... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

It's about an hour tour, interesting and fun, and perhaps even more so if you read Little Women growing up.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Some of the inventions/innovations in the house (hot water! available) are amazing, as well as the people it housed.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an interesting tour of this home. The bits of history about the house and information about Louisa May Alcott's family and life were enough to keep your interest through the tour. A nice gift shop is available for those who are Little Women fans.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

What a delightful time we had at Orchard House taking part in their Alcott Christmas Stocking event. We were greeted by Louisa May herself and she explained that the family wanted to meet us as we carried the stocking, being filled for a poor family, by each of her family members, based on a poem she had written. So using... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 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 November 15, 2016

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 November 13, 2016 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 November 2, 2016

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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