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Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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 2 days ago

Thank you Beth for an amazing tour of this treasured home. It has been an amazing re-education to tour the Louisa May Alcott House under the guidance of an interesting tour guide, Beth. Thank you!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This site is setup for tourists; it smoothly accommodated a bus tour during our visit, using a set of color-coded tickets to move folks through the property. We began with a brief film, primarily voiced by a noted Louisa May Alcott reenactor. (The woman is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mvidro
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife has wanted to visit here since childhood. I had never heard of it. It was a great place to tour. The history of the home and the street is not only significant for literature, but Revolutionary and Civil War history as well. Concord...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here and caught a tour just as it was beginning. It’s tight quarters, but our guide was so informative and enthusiastic about the author. It was captivating to hear about the author’s life and especially the inter-connected nature of her life with her...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kassy K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting Louisa May Alcott's home was to be a warm and welcoming experience. Her stories and characters are fixtures in our minds. Getting to see the desk her father built for her was exciting. As was hearing about her and her family. The only negative...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DawnandFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the tour bus stopped at the Orchard House my heart sank. Why would I be interested in this? I may never have read "Little Women" but I do like to learn all I can about history. Anyone who has read the book would enjoy...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought I new a lot about LMA but I learned a ton more on this very informative tour. Our tour guide was super. She answered all questions and the tour did not feel too long or too short. She did an amazing job. Very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sadietraveller76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the tour of Orchard House. Amazing to be in the place where the real events of "Little Women" took place. and where Bronson Alcott formed and described his theories of education. Wonderful first person interpreter video of Louisa May Alcott as an adult describing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative tour and the setting was beautifully preserved. Little Women was one of the books I read over and over again as a young girl. So glad I went here!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rhiafaery
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Alcott home, which is charming and homey. Louise used it as the setting for her popular novel, Little Women. Recently, it has inspired the set creation for the new movie, premiering at Christmas, starring Meryl Streep. As before,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Rachel L
16 October 2017|
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Response from 505hayleyt | Reviewed this property |
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rachellb2014
29 May 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
8 April 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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