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Experience the historic home of the extraordinary Alcott family,
where 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



2015 Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Institute


"Heaven in the Mind"

The Spirit of Place in Transcendental Concord


Sunday - Thursday     July 12 - 16, 2015


Details          Daily Schedule          Register on-line         Registration Form





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


Save the Date!


10th Annual Benefit

5K / 10K Run

and 5K Walk for

Louisa May Alcott's

Orchard House

13 September 2015
11:00 am step-off

Click for maps/directions

Register online now!

Download a brochure

Donations accepted


Uta Pippig

Honorary Chair


View 2014 results


See results from 2013




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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
399 Lexington Road
PO Box 343
Concord, MA  01742

General Phone:  978.369.4118
E-mail:  info@louisamayalcott.org

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

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 Interior Photographs by Heather Wager

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