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free admission dates:


May 4 & 5, 2019





Little Women at 150!



Celebrate the

Sesquicentennial of

Little Women Part Second

with us on

Sunday, April 28th!


So proud to say that

from May 18th

through Labor Day ...




Visit us in our Second Century!



Experience the historic home of the extraordinary Alcott family,
where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set Little Women


Online Registration available


"Welcome to Our Home"

Monthly Living History Tours


Saturdays       April 27 / May 25 / June 22




Informative     •     Intergenerational     •     Inspiring




Reservations strongly suggested;
978.369.4118 x106 or register online now





Online Registration now available


2019 Summer Conversational Series:


"Good Wives:  Marriage and Family in

Little Women Part Second and Beyond"



Sunday - Thursday, July 14th - 18th


Online Registration          Details          Submit a Proposal



Online Registration now available


Summer 2019 Youth & Family Programming


Morning Living History Programs

Weeklong Theater and Creative Writing Workshops

Pre-Schooler/Caregiver Hands-on Tours






Online Registration now available


14th Annual Benefit 5K Walk & 5K/10K Run

for Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House


Sunday          22 September 2019          11 am step-off


USATF certified and featuring

Honorary Chair UTA PIPPIG in attendance!




Register online          Details          Paper Registration


Donations          Poster          Maps/Directions


2018 5K Results         2018 10K Results     Thanks to our Sponsors & Supporters!


"Joy to Run" Scrabble


Discover our new Documentary

Nominated for "Best Documentary Short" at the

2018 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival!


Louisa May Alcott receives a birthday

"Google Doodle" on 11.29.2016!



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Orchard House featured on NBC’s Today Show!
Click to see the video


Pulitzer Prize awarded to John Matteson
for his biography, Eden's Outcasts:
The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

Buy the book from Orchard House

Read more about John Matteson's award here


Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
PO Box 343

399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA  01742  USA

General Phone     978.369.4118
E-mail    admin@louisamayalcott.org

General Fax     978.369.1367
Museum Store Fax     978.369.9611


Jan Turnquist ~ Executive Director


Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (circa 1650) is most noted for being home to the talented Alcott family,

and is where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set her beloved classic novel, Little Women, in 1868.

Orchard House is one of the oldest, most authentically-preserved historic house museums in America, and brings the Alcott legacy in the fields of literature, art, education, philosophy, and social justice to life every day through highly acclaimed tours, unique living history events, curriculum-based educational programs, and irreplaceable original family furnishings and archives.  Annually, more than 50,000 visitors from all walks of life and every corner of the globe experience Orchard House -- and discover what it means to be “home.”

Open to the public and overseen by the not-for-profit Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Inc.
(formerly the Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association
) since May 27, 1912,
this treasured historic site now welcomes visitors in its second century!

Go to Save America's Treasures

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House - Home of Little Women is an "Official Project" of Save America's Treasures, a public-private partnership between The White House Millennium Council and The National Trust for Historic Preservation dedicated to the preservation of our nation's irreplaceable historic and cultural treasures for future generations

Click here for information about the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is distinguished

as a Catalogue for Philanthropy charity

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Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House is funded in part

by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency


Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is proud to be endorsed

as an outstanding attraction by TripAdvisor


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Cartography by Suzanne Altshuler

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