Little Women at 150!




Little Women's


anytime at



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


Register online


"A Little Women Christmas at Orchard House"


Saturdays     December 1 / 8 / 15          Half-hourly, 10:15 am - 4:15 pm

Sundays     December 2 / 9 / 16          Half-hourly, 1:15 - 4:15 pm


More tour times added for Sunday, December 16th!  Reserve online now


Honor the sesquicentennial of one of the world's most beloved novels

with a holiday visit to where it all began!


Please note that although most of our initial tour times have sold out, we will do our best to

open more time slots and accommodate as many walk-in participants as possible





Reservations strongly suggested; phone 978.369.4118 x106

or register online now



Orchard House remains decorated and open for regular guided tours throughout December;

find December 2018/January 2019 Hours of Operation here


Discover our new Documentary

Nominated for "Best Documentary Short" at the

2018 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival!

Register online


"Welcome to Our Home" Monthly Living History Tours


Saturdays     4:45 - 5:45 pm

January 26, 2019 / February 23, 2019 / March 23, 2019


plus Tuesdays - Fridays     1:00 - 2:00 pm

during February & April School Vacations



Informative     •     Intergenerational     •     Inspiring




Reservations strongly suggested; phone 978.369.4118 x106

or register online now




2019 Summer Conversational Series:


"Good Wives and Beyond:  Marriage and Family

in  19th Century and Modern America"


Sunday - Thursday, July 14th - 18th



Details forthcoming shortly





14th Annual Benefit 5K Walk & 5K/10K Run

for Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House


Sunday          22 September 2019          11 am step-off


USATF certified and featuring

Honorary Chair UTA PIPPIG in attendance!




Details          Register online          Paper Registration


Donations          Poster          Maps/Directions


2018 5K Results         2018 10K Results     Thanks to our Sponsors & Supporters!


"Joy to Run" Scrabble



Louisa May Alcott receives a birthday

"Google Doodle" on 11.29.2016!



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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 1650) 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

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