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Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts

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Houses & Mansions, Educational, Historical
399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA
URL: Orchard House - Home of the...  Phone: 978-369-4118

Activity Overview

The Orchard House belonged to the Alcott's family and this where Louisa May Alcott wrote the classic literary novel Little Women. The novel is loosely based on Louisa and her sisters' lives. Louisa's father, Amos Bronson Alcott is a known figure in transcendentalism.

Things to Do

  • Join a guided tour of the different rooms of the Orchard House from the parlor, dining room, study, kitchen, and the rooms of Louisa, May, and their parents, Amos and Abigail. Fans of Little Women will surely be able to identify which rooms the events in the book occurred in,
  • Take part in special events organized by The Orchard House such as Living History Tours where guides portray members of the Alcott family and Plumfield Fun Week, a summer program where kids ages 8-12 can act, draw, and make craft just like the Alcott sisters. Check The Orchard House's website for schedule and details.
  • Enroll in programs that cultivate creativity in the minds of kids and teens alike. Senior programs focus on developing writing skills and exploring different genres. Junior programs are centered on getting to know ones family heritage and developing creativity through journal writing.
  • Purchase collectibles and books at the Museum Shop. You can also get a biography of Louisa and Amos written by Pulitzer-awardee John Matteson.
  • Give your kid a Little Women Birthday! The Orchard House organizes fun birthday parties for kids with activities aligned with the Alcotts' ways.

Orchard House Insider Tips

  • Get passes from the Concord or Fowler Library and get in for free.
  • Guests are not allowed to take photos inside the house.

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