Visit us in our Second Century!
the historic home of the extraordinary Alcott family,
Louisa May Alcott wrote and set Little Women
Winner of Yankee Magazine's 2014 Editors' Choice
for "Best Literary Home" in New England!
Women in French Literature
and the Transcendentalists
~ A Seminar in Two Parts ~
Tuesday & Wednesday
July 22nd & 23rd 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Anne-Laure Francois, Assistant Professor
Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense
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Secure your child's place in our Summer Youth Programs:
"Hand-in-Hand at Orchard House" • "A Morning with the Alcotts"
"Apple Slump Players" Drama Workshop • "Write Stuff!" Writing Workshop
Phone 978.369.4118 x106 today!
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 celebrated its Centennial during 2012!
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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