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

Visit us in our Second Century!


Featured in Yankee Magazine's

"Finding Christmas in New England" issue

(November/December 2015)



Thanksgiving Holiday Hours


Thursday, November 26th:  Closed


Friday & Saturday, November 27th & 28th:  Open 10 am - 4:30 pm


Sunday, November 29th:  Open 1:00 - 4:30 pm

(the joint birthday of Louisa May Alcott and her father!)





Edited by Pulitzer Prize Winner

John Matteson


The Annotated Little Women


Purchase an autographed copy

to support educational programs

and historic preservation at the home

where Little Women was written!





Annual Holiday Program!


"A Country Christmas at

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House"


Saturdays          December 5 / 12 / 19          10 am - 4:30 pm

Sundays          December 6 / 13 / 20          1 - 4:30 pm


Reservations strongly recommended; phone 978.369.4118 x106




10th Annual Benefit

5K / 10K Run

and 5K Walk


Louisa May Alcott's

Orchard House

13 September 2015
11 am step-off


Register online now!

Download registration brochure

Click for maps/directions

Donations accepted





Uta Pippig

Honorary Chair













What a fantastic event!


View results from the

10th Annual Benefit 5K / 10K






Celebrate our Annual Walk/Run

and support Orchard House

through the purchase of


"Joy to Run"


The latest Wee Forest Folk

miniature exclusively designed

for Orchard House!     $64.00


Order now


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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
399 Lexington Road
PO Box 343
Concord, MA  01742  USA

General Phone:  978.369.4118
E-mail:  info@louisamayalcott.org

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 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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