Visit us in our Second Century
the historic home of the extraordinary Alcott family,
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
"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
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
Louisa May Alcott receives a birthday
"Google Doodle" on 11.29.2016!
Annotated Little Women
Edited by Pulitzer Prize Winner
Purchase an autographed copy
to support educational programs
and historic preservation at the home
where Little Women was written!
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
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!
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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Alcott's Orchard House
|Cartography by Suzanne Altshuler
Photographs by Heather Wager
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