the historic home of the extraordinary Alcott family,
Louisa May Alcott wrote and set Little Women
Visit us in our Second Century!
Winner: Yankee Magazine's 2014 Editors' Choice
"Best Literary Home" in New England
Due to the Blizzard of 2015, Orchard House will be
CLOSED on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 27th & 28th
We anticipate re-opening on Thursday the 29th at 11 am
Celebrate "Love's Own Day" at Orchard House!
Valentine Living History Tour & Workshop
Saturday, February 14th 3:00 - 5:00 pm
~ CALL FOR PROPOSALS ~
2015 Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Institute
"Heaven in the Mind"
The Spirit of Place in Transcendental Concord
Sunday - Thursday July 12 - 16, 2015
With your help, the first-ever documentary
about Orchard House will be a reality!
Find out about the film
Please also consider donating to our general operating fund
What a fantastic event!
View results from our 9th Annual Benefit 5K / 10K here
Browse pictures from Spitler Race Systems' "finish line cam" here
Commemorative T-shirts still available for $6 (postage included!)
phone 978.369.4118 x117 to order
Prize awarded to John Matteson
for his biography, Eden's Outcasts:
of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father!
the book from Orchard House
more about John Matteson's award here
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard
399 Lexington Road
PO Box 343
Concord, MA 01742
General Phone: 978.369.4118
General Fax: 978.369.1367
Museum Store Fax: 978.369.9611
Jan Turnquist, Executive Director
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (circa 1690) 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 Memorial Association since May 27, 1912,
this treasured historic site now welcomes visitors in its second century!
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
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is distinguished
as a Catalogue for Philanthropy charity
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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Alcott's Orchard House
|Cartography by Suzanne Altshuler
Photographs by Heather Wager
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