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Prints & Posters

"Order of Indoor Duties"

Written in 1846, these rules for daily life show the schedule followed by the home-schooled Alcott girls, highlighting virtues such as “prompt, cheerful, unquestioning obedience.”
Popular with parents!

Unframed print  (8.5" x 11")     $ 3.50


Mr. Alcott's “Maxims” for Teaching

58 gems of educational wisdom written by Bronson Alcott in the 1820s are strikingly modern!


Calligraphied poster  (16" x 30")     $10.95
Letter-sized print  (8.5" x 11")     $ 4.00

"Eminent Women"


America's most distinguished women authors of c. 1884, photographed by Nottman Studios

Composite photograph featuring Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Julia Ward Howe, Helen Hunt [Jackson], Sarah Orne Jewett, Lucy Larcom, Mary A. Livermore, Louise Chandler Moulton, Grace A. Oliver, Nora Perry, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps [Ward], and Harriet Beecher Stowe.




Large reprint  (12" x 16")     $15.90
Small reprint  (8" x 10")     $10.95



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Specialty Items

“Mood Pillow”

The story of the Mood Pillow, as related in Little Women, is that when a “sausage” pillow such as this was placed upright on the couch, it meant that Jo March (aka Louisa) was happy; when the pillow was on its side, the observer had best beware, for Louisa was in one of her “moods.”

This pillow is such a fun and unique gift!  As such, it is also one of the most popular items in our Museum Store.

9” W x 21”H; zippered cover for easy washing.  Assorted colors; for details regarding pattern selection, please phone 978.369.4118 x107 or view samples here.



mood pillow


Louisa May Alcott Report Kit

Great resource for young students researching and reporting on the life of Louisa and the Alcotts

The kit includes:

  • The Alcotts of Concord by Elizabeth Nolan Conners
  • Directions for a simple costume
  • A Snood with ribbon
  • Interesting facts about Louisa May Alcott
  • Profiles of Alcott family members
  • Postcards of Orchard House, Louisa, and her bedroom






“Hope and Keep Busy” Sterling Silver Pendant



“Hope and Keep Busy” was the famous motto of Louisa's mother, Abigail May Alcott -- the “Marmee" of Little Women


The sterling silver pendant comes in a black velvet bag with an explanatory pamphlet; back is engraved with "Louisa May Alcott"


1.25" pendant; 18" chain


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Louisa May Alcott Silhouette
Tote Bag

Depicts Louisa at her writing desk




Orchard House Replica

Authentic wooden Orchard House model from Cat's Meow, well-known creator of historic house replicas. Pictured here in front of Orchard House.


Approximately 3"x 5"




Louisa May Alcott & Orchard House Ornament


Gold flashed brass; approximately 2-1/2" high


Click for larger image


Orchard House Ceramic Mug

This large, off-white mug features views of Orchard House and the School of Philosophy.  Perfect for sipping your favorite beverage while enjoying a good book.  

$ 8.50

See also
Little Women Mug & Votes for Women Mug



Orchard House Gift Pack






Best Seller!

Little Women
Gift Pack


Cellophane-wrapped, tied with festive ribbon, and available at a special discounted package price.  Makes a wonderful party favor!

Contents:  Journal, pen, pencil, ruler, and Dover edition of the complete book.






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"Votes for Women"


Tea Set and Accessories

In the days before the 19th Amendment, a wealthy Newport socialite ordered a tea set emblazoned with the phrase "Votes for Women" to make a point to the influential guests who often dined with her.  The Alcotts were also ardent supporters of the women's suffrage movement.

Teapot                  $28.00
Cup & Saucer     $18.00
Mug                        $14.98

Plate                      $ 9.95
Tea Towel            $ 6.95


Soap Dish                    $ 6.95
Trinket Box                $ 6.95
Pad & Pencil               $ 5.50
Campaign Button     $ 1.00









Orchard House & Rooms          75 cents each

Kitchen, Parlor, Louisa's Bedroom (at left), May's Bedroom, Mr. Alcott's Study, Orchard House Exterior.

Or, a B&W image of Mr. Alcott in his Study, c. 1875


Louisa May Alcott          75 cents
Photograph of Louisa sitting and writing at a desk




Louisa at age 25          75 cents  (at left)




Bronson Alcott in the Study          75 cents




Orchard House Postcard Packet          $ 4.00
All six color postcards in one convenient package
(Does not include images of Louisa or her father)


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All notecards have accompanying envelopes


Best Seller!

May Alcott's Art Notecards
          $ 3.95

15 different cards available
(Shown at left: May's owl painting in Louisa's bedroom)

Click to see all notecard choices

4.25" x 5.5", inclusive of white border around image


Louisa May Alcott Portrait, 1871
          $ 3.95

Painting by George Healy that hangs in Orchard House's Dining Room

4.25" x 5.5", inclusive of white border around image



Orchard House Notecards  (10)          $ 8.50

Pen and ink sketch by the late Concord artist Suzanne Altshuler

4.5" x 5.5" inches


Please specify Winter or Summer scene




Best Seller!

Louisa at Desk Silhouette Notecards
  (12)          $ 8.50

Depicts Louisa at her writing desk


6.25" x 4.75"





Calligraphy Cards & Prints by Kristina  

Beautifully calligraphed original artwork inspired by the writings of the Alcotts


Larger cards     $ 2.50                        Smaller cards     $ 2.00

Sample at left; click to see the complete assortment with prices



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Needlework Kit


Orchard House "Portrait"          $23.00

Counted cross-stitch kit depicts Orchard House, named for the 12 acres of apple orchards that originally surrounded it.  Louisa May Alcott wrote and set the beloved novel, Little Women, here in 1868, and she and her family lived here from 1858 to 1877.


Finished size:  8" x 6-1/2"






Embroidered Patch          $ 2.00

Stitched with an image of Orchard House and the words "Louisa May Alcott" and "Orchard House," this patch is especially popular with Girl Scouts, but will appeal to anyone who enjoys or collects patches.



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