Little Women at 150!



Little Women's




So proud to say that

from Memorial Day

through Labor Day ...




Visit us in our Second Century




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



To Our Visitors on Wednesday, March 14th


Orchard House will be operating on a reduced schedule

beginning at 1:30 this afternoon



Register on-line


"Welcome to Our Home" Monthly Living History Tours


Saturdays          March 24 / April 28 / May 26          4:45 - 5:45 pm


plus April Vacation Week afternoons:

Tuesday - Friday     April 17 - 20     1:00 - 2:00 pm



Informative     •     Intergenerational     •     Inspiring




Reservations strongly suggested; phone 978.369.4118 x106

or register on-line now



Register on-line now

Come play with us during ...


Little Women Fun Week!

for ages 8 - 13


Tuesday - Friday     17 - 20 April 2018     9:00 - 11:00 am



Monday ~ "Meg March" Theater Program      •     Tuesday ~ "Jo March" Writing Program


Wednesday ~ "Beth March" Crafts & Games Program           Thursday ~ "Amy March" Art Program


Details          Register on-line



On-line registration opens March 5th


Mark your calendars!


 2018 Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Workshop


"Little Women in the 21st Century - Celebrating 150 years of Inspiration"


Sunday - Thursday     15 - 19 July 2018



Details                    Questions/Comments




On-line registration now available


Summer Youth Programs at Orchard House



Week-long Theater and Writing Workshops


"Morning with the Alcotts" Living History Programs


Hand-in-Hand Pre-Schooler Programs



Details          Register on-line



Save the Date!


"Lucky 13" Benefit 5K Walk & 5K/10K Run

for Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House


Sunday          16 September 2018          11 am step-off

Alcott Elementary School


On-line Registration available after April 1st




2017 Results                         Thanks to our Sponsors & Supporters!


On-line Registration          Mail-in Registration          Maps/Directions


Details          Donations          Poster          "Joy to Run" Scrabble



Louisa May Alcott receives a birthday

"Google Doodle" on 11.29.2016!




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!
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
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's Orchard House, Inc.
(formerly the 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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