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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 25 May 2016

A pleasant walk from the city center along Lexington Street past the Emerson House and the Concord Museum. The Wayside House is just a couple of hundred yards beyond. This tour far exceeded my expectations, both for content and the skill of our guide. I...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We took a tour yesterday. I am fairly well read. I have read many of Louisa May Alcott's books. I knew her stories but did not know her. I learned so much about her father educational beliefs and why she had to make enough money...More

Thank pegeth13
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I never realized all the great things done by the Alcott family, not just LM Alcott. The tour of Orchard House gives plenty of insight not just into Louisa May Alcott, but her entire family. It's a fascinating 45 minute tour of the house where...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I had been looking forward to visiting the setting of one of my favorite books, Little Women. Orchard House is remarkably preserved, showcasing authentic Alcott family belongings. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, explaining how the important the Alcott family was in the community....More

1  Thank Hcwi
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is a great spot. It is a wonderful house filled with literary history. The guide was excellent and very informative. Most of the furnishings are original to the home. Well worth the stop.

1  Thank Leigh B
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This felt like stepping into the book, Little Women. Our tour guide was knowledgable and we loved the house. 2 kids (10 & 12) enjoyed the tour as well. Only the 12-year-old had read the book.

Thank jjr999
Reviewed 29 April 2016

So glad we took the time while in Boston to travel up to Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott - knowledgeable guide kept the entire group ranging in age from 7 to 70 engaged and intrigued.

Thank Kay K
Reviewed 25 April 2016

With Family, alone or with a scout troop this home is a wonderful trove of literary history. The Orchard House is the home of the Alcott Family and writer Louisa May Alcott, who wrote the book Little Women. Access to the home is thru guided...More

Thank thekaps4
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Orchard House is the well-preserved home in Concord, MA that is most remembered as being the home of the Alcott family. The most famous family member, Louisa May, wrote the classic Little Women from her bedroom in this very house. The guided tour is terrific...More

2  Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We enjoyed a very special tour designed for holiday celebrations during the time the Alcott family resided at Orchard House. It was enjoyable albeit designed more for young children there was much to garner for the discerning host or hostess. We used many holiday decorating...More

Thank BlueRobin
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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!