Visit us in our Second Century!


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




See 2016 results here!


11th Annual Benefit 5K Walk & 5K/10K Run

for Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House


Sunday          11 September 2016          11 am step-off

Alcott School          93 Laurel Street          Concord, MA


Special Appearances by UTA PIPPIG and DICK & RICK HOYT





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Walk/Run Bonus Event with Uta Pippig & Bryan Lyons / Team Hoyt


"Freedom Through Movement - Living Your Life with Passion"


Monday          12 September 2016          7:00 pm

The Thoreau Club         Concord, MA




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The Annotated Little Women


Edited by Pulitzer Prize Winner

John Matteson



Purchase an autographed copy

to support educational programs

and historic preservation at the home

where Little Women was written!





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Orchard House featured on NBC’s Today Show!
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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

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!

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

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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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