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Address: 399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
Phone Number: 978 369 4118
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."

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We had a delightful tour through the home of the Alcotts which enhanced our understanding of the author and her family immortalized in Little Women. I would prefer that we be in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Clermont, Florida
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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a delightful tour through the home of the Alcotts which enhanced our understanding of the author and her family immortalized in Little Women. I would prefer that we be in a smaller tour group to gain the most enjoyment, but it was by all means delightful.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was fantastic. Fans of Louisa May Alcott, or of the US Literary Revolution that was occurring during the 1800s will love this place. Most of the furniture in the house belonged to the Alcott family. May's drawings in her room are beautifully preserved, the intro video is fantastic, and the guides really introduce you to Louisa and her... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful moment in time. Enjoyed the trip to get to Orchard House. Historic Site. Loved the gift shop. The only downfall was that it took 1.5 hours to tour the house, it was a little too long especially as I was very time poor on that day. Things discussed in 1 room, was then discussed again in another room... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited The Orchard House on a Saturday in October. This historic site is well thought out with plenty of parking and the docents are very knowledgeable. Tours of the house are spaced and scheduled at a good pace so groups aren't too large to move through the house. A great attraction for a rainy, fall day.

Thank Patti D
Denville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A guided tour through the Alcott house - home of Louisa May Alcott where Little Women was written. Guide was knowledgeable and took us through the restored home which took about 45 minutes. $8 for seniors - nice way to spend some time in Concord. Next tonThe Wayside House which closed on this particular day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find especially for Alcott lovers. What a surprise! Docent led tour was filled with information about the family and times. Everything is "no touch" but we were allowed to freely roam the room as you listen to the colorful dialogue of our host. Questions were encouraged and the children in the group were encouraged to participate. Came away with... More 

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Gilwern, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You start with a brief film before a personal tour around the house conducted by a tour guide. No photography/video at all is allowed which was a little disappointing but the house and detail is amazing and for Alcott fans, it's like living on the set of Little Women! The tour ends, as all tours do, in the gift shop... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those of us that love literature, Lousia May Alcott's Little Women is a staple in American literature. One thing that is good about this tour is that you learn much more about her than just the book that brought her fame and fortune. Not all items in the house are original, but at least they are compatible of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Orchard House is well-preserved and curated. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and presented Louisa May Alcott's importance well, as well as the influence of the Transcendentalists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Having listened to my wife reading the books to my daughters, this was icing on the cake. A great attraction to visit, and a superb guide: perhaps she was 20 and at uni....so I can't guarantee you'll get the same one. She knew it all, but didn't say it all - as became clear when people asked questions. For instance,... More 

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