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Orchard House

399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
+1 978-369-4118
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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 country, Orchard House has, for over a century, provided inspirational accounts of the Alcott family’s contributions to the fields of literature, education, philosophy, the arts, and social justice through award-winning guided tours, unique educational programs for students of all ages, and lively living history events . The Concord School of Philosophy and a Museum Store are also on the premises.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this is an interesting place to visit as it was home to the Alcott family and where Little Women" was written. However $10 for a tour of the house seemed a bit much for me. Worth a stop by ,but without the tour, you see...More

Thank KG42
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As so many, Little Women was a big part of my childhood. I was overjoyed that PBS recently had a version so my girls would be able to see it before we went to Orchard House. It was wonderful to see where Louisa May Alcott...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom really wanted to visit here so we all went. It was actually very informative and personal with our guide! It was truly a look at life for the children as well as the impact of the authors that lived nearby. It also gave...More

Thank hillhea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I complained about being dragged to this, but Little Women is such a prominent book and experience in the lives of many, including my lovely wife. I grudgingly agreed to participate in the tour and actually loved our one hour experience where the lives of...More

Thank LuxeFamilyFun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here and very glad we did. I was impressed by the number of original art pieces in the house. A well informed guide made the experience well worth the time.

Thank seeyouinthesun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the tour with my family. I did not know what to expect because of the size of the house and because I didn't know anything about the book. I must say the house itself, along with the family history were both very interesting....More

Thank BilB126357
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the house that the Alcotts lived in for 20 years when the sisters were teenagers and young adults. Little Women was written here and is based on their life when they were living here. The house is furnished with their possessions and art...More

Thank Dutch Brother
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. Wish I had read more of the history of the home before going. Learned a lot, and appreciated the times more

Thank windhamged
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not the biggest Little Women fan out there, I always just found it 'charming' at best, but this tour took my appreciation to a whole new level. I had no idea how similar Louisa's life was to the story. I think I spent most...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had visited three years ago and we didn't have time to take the tour then. We thought we were going to miss out again, but got in for their very last slot of the day. It was totally worth it. I...More

1  Thank Pamela B
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Rachel L
16 October 2017|
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Response from NanWoodward | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, and it is interesting to see the old building to the left of the house where Bronson Alcott had his school.
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Rachell B
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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