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Orchard House

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Address: 399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
Phone Number: 978 369 4118
10:00 am - 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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Authentic Step into History

A must go for Alcott fans. The house and artifacts are well preserved. The tour guides are elegant and well informed. There is a delightful informative movie that the stars the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must go for Alcott fans. The house and artifacts are well preserved. The tour guides are elegant and well informed. There is a delightful informative movie that the stars the Director of the Orchard House as Louisa May. The tour takes as long as necessary for all participants to see all rooms and details therein. Additionally the guides answer... More 

Thank susgames13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Orchard House is where Louisa May Alcott lived and wrote her book Little Women. There's a short video that's well worth watching, and then they take you on a tour of the house. Our guide was a high school senior who was very knowledgeable about Louisa May Alcott's family. Tour well worth the $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors).

Thank NhWishfultraveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The book Little Women has just got to be on every girl's book shelf. This stop to visit Louisa May Alcott's home is just a must. As they close at 4:30 we just made it! They were gracious to let us in and our tour was fabulous. The house is in pretty good condition and getting to walk throughout the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're short on time and can only tour one of the many literary residential homes in Concord, this is the one. The tour is a wonderful behind the scenes look into the making of Little Women. Orchard House was really the setting for the novel, and Louisa was writing about herself and her three sisters. (Each was the basis... More 

Thank ScarlettO39
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can only visit the Orchard House on a guided tour, but we were able to get right in. The house is nicely preserved, and we were given a lot of interesting information about the Alcotts. You aren't allowed to take photos inside but can do so outside. Tour rates were $10 per adult and $5 for children, but there... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Orchard House. I am a book lover, my husband is not - but even he enjoyed the tour. You can take pictures outside only and they have a lovely gift shop. Fun for all ages, but especially for the fans of Little Women.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fully furnished house is an amazing window into a particular period in history. The tour guide provided a lot of really interesting information about the Alcott family, their possessions and their relationship with other familiar members of the community. I would have given a five star rating, but the otherwise knowledgeable tour guide made some unnecessary, snarky remarks about... More 

Thank zs67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Salem and I had been wanting to see this place forever. Since we were so close we decided to drive up and visit before we left for PA and it was worth it. Very neat to see the Alcott's belongings and home preserved pretty much as it was when they were living there. Nice step back... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour starts with a 15 minute video, whilst this was playing I did think I was going to be bored, but once the tour started & the guide told us all the information about the Alcotts, I was pleasantly surprised. A good tour, even though no photos, there was a gift shop with reasonably priced items

Thank Sunny12323
Struthers, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had wanted to visit the Emerson house, but it was closed on the Wednesday we were there, so we opted for the Alcotts' Orchard House instead. The guide was very well informed and gave us an interesting tour of the home, which provided us with knowledge of life and the Alcott family during the time period as well as... More 

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