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Address: 399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
Phone Number: 978 369 4118
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House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."

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EVEN MY HUSBAND THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT!

What a wonderful experience to visit the house that Louisa May and her family moved into in 1858 when Louisa was 26 years old. The Alcotts lived in Orchard House for twenty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience to visit the house that Louisa May and her family moved into in 1858 when Louisa was 26 years old. The Alcotts lived in Orchard House for twenty years. Louisa wrote Little Women and many other works in this house. Her bedroom, where she did her writing, looks just as it did when she lived there.... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff really made this lovely home come alive. Anyone who loves Little Women will surely enjoy their visit here. Highly recommended!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Louisa May Alcott's family home. This tour was worth every penny of the ten dollar fee. Our tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and informative. We were extremely impressed with the amount of Alcott artifacts on display in the home. The home is well preserved, the family China,quilts, artwork, furnishings were all from the family. We got to see the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't read the book in years, but I still remember visiting this house as a child. My daughter is now the LW fan in the family so the visit was a pilgrimage of sorts. Well worth it. You can imagine the March girls in the house.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home of Louisa May Alcott. There is an admission charge. Parking across the road. Near the Emerson House.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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