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Review of Orchard House

Orchard House
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US$53.99*
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Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Concord
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Owner description: House where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."
billskis
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“hohum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

just another historical house. Look for the stuff they pulled out of the walls when it was updated.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Must see for Little Women fans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Went on a Saturday in April, house was chilly. You watch a little film that was interesting and are led through the rooms by a guide. Our guide, Sigrid, was charming and informative.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“So Much History!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

The tour of the Alcott home in Concord was very pleasant. The house and family have links to other historical figures in Concord -- Emerson and Thoreau of course. I learned about May Alcott who was an artist. I learned a lot about this family. It is worth a stop.

Visited March 2012
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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286 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Cool to see in person”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Only was able to see from the outside, but as a big literature buff, I was thrilled to see it in person! Worth a stop.

Visited February 2012
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san diego
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162 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

This is a must see for all Little Women fans. The home has been wonderfully preserved with actual furnishings and artifacts from the Alcott family - family china, quilts, dolls, art, trinkets, etc. Loved the "indoor" well and ingenious "hot water" sink. Tour guide was a recent college grad who was very knowledgeable, but rather stiff. Fascinating to see the desk that Louisa May Alcott used to write "Little Women" and interesting to learn about her rather sad life and strict upbringing. Marvelous art drawn on the walls by younger sister, May, is preserved behind glass.

Visited February 2012
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