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Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742-3712
+1 978-369-4118
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Family home where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set "Little Women."
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742-3712
+1 978-369-4118
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Pay in the gift shop for a tour, in order to see every room in the house and hear fascinating stories about the family that inspired "Little Women." They have acquired more artworks and portraits of the colonial ancestors of the family. Tour does not...More

Thank LDSPd
Jan T, Executive Director at Orchard House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for your very kind message. One slight correction: Bronson Alcott's study is included in the tour. The barn-like structure "near the main house" was a small lecture hall (not a studio). Bronson called it "The Hillside Chapel," though it was not a church....More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

It has always been a dream of mine to visit Orchard House and that dream came true this April vacation. Had a wonderful young lady as a tour guide who knew her stuff and made the tour interesting. Tour lasted about 40 minutes and learned...More

Thank gina3981
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Stepping back in time to visit the Alcott home. We had a lovely lady guide to give historical facts and lesser known facts about the home and family. Well worth seeing and touring.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I have been visiting Orchard House since I was a child, brought my children there as they read Little Women. A turn back in time, where you can imagine Jo and her sisters and their escapades coming to life. Love the pillow on the settee...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It is as if you are meeting members of the Alcott family and learning what makes them tick. If you have read Little Women and loved it, you will love this house. Plus - you will learn some unexpected facts about the life of the...More

1  Thank Meredith M
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had friends in town who love Louisa May Alcott so we decided to visit Orchard House. What an interesting place! Our guide, Louise, was absolutely terrific. They only offer guided tours, but do so regularly. They realized we were standing outside and came to...More

Thank KGLondon
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I decided to tour the Orchard House as I had never done so before. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is beautiful and learning more about Louisa May Alcott and her family was very interesting. The tour guide we had was a lovely woman who...More

Thank travelinbluesgal
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Surprise! We had no idea of the life of Louisa May Alcott nor of her influence. The house is very old and well kept. The tour is full of information. The guides know their subject well and handled questions aptly. Just to be clear, this...More

Thank kentpelton
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is about as real as it gets. It's where the real Alcott family lived and where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women. You can see where Marmie cooked, where the girls put on their plays, where Amy drew (she drew on the walls of...More

Thank b0nnieb00p
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's about an hour tour, interesting and fun, and perhaps even more so if you read Little Women growing up.

Thank TG192
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Rachell B
I am in Boston for 1 night (in September this year). Would love to visit Orchard House. We do not have a car whilst in Boston. How would we get to Concord and how long would it take to get there? TIA
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.
Hi, I am going to be staying in Bedford and would like to visit Orchard House on one of the days my husband is working. Can I get there by public transport?
7 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!