The Dolls of Orchard House - A Celebration
Held over through May 31st by popular demand!
(l to r) Little Women Madame Alexander dolls, c. 1933-34;
Beatrice "Madame" Alexander with workers in her factory, c. 1953
"You need to believe in people's dreams, especially women's."
(Beatrice "Madame" Alexander)
Exhibit available during regular hours of operation
and included with admission
"Welcome to Our Home" Living History Tour
Saturday 27 May 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Informative • Intergenerational • Inspiring
Reservations strongly suggested; phone 978.369.4118 x106
Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Workshop
"Noble Companions and Immortal Labors"
The Alcotts, Thoreaus, and the Quest for Social Justice
Sunday - Thursday 16 - 20 July 2017
Proposal Details About the Series Registration Form
Louisa May Alcott receives a birthday
"Google Doodle" on 11.29.2016!
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's Orchard House, Inc. (formerly, Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association) since May 27, 1912, this treasured historic site now welcomes visitors in its second century!
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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
All archival photographs © Louisa May
Alcott's Orchard House
|Cartography by Suzanne Altshuler
Photographs by Heather Wager
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