Louisa May Alcott's

ORCHARD HOUSE

 

"Home of Little Women"


 

2017 Special Events

 

Welcome to the world of Special Events at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House!  No matter the time of year, there's always something to enjoy at one of America's oldest and most authentically-preserved historic homes.  Please note that many programs have limited enrollment, however.  Pre-paid reservations are therefore often required and may be paid in cash, by check, or with VISA/MC/AMEX/Discover.  Reservations are accepted over by phone at (978) 369-4118 x106; through the mail to PO Box 343, Concord, MA 01742-0343; in person at Orchard House during regular hours of operation; or via fax with credit card to (978) 369-1367.

To receive regular notice of upcoming events and “Friends of the Alcotts” discounts, please consider a Membership.

Scroll down this page to browse all our events, or click on the month/year to be taken to more specific listings:

 

JAN  2017          FEB  2017          MAR  2017         APR  2017        MAY  2017        JUN  2017

 

JUL  2017          AUG  2017         SEP  2017           OCT  2017        NOV  2017         DEC  2017   


JANUARY 2017

1     Sunday     Closed for New Year's Day

 

2     Monday     Open 11:00 am - 3:00 pm     Regular Winter Hours resume

 

 

9 - 13    Monday - Friday    Closed for annual maintenance

 

 

16     Monday     Open 10:00 am - 4:30 pm     Extended Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Hours

 

 

28     Saturday      4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

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FEBRUARY 2017

Call for Proposals

 

2017 Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Workshop:

 

"Noble Companions and Immortal Labors" *

The Alcotts, Thoreaus, and the Quest for Social Justice

 

Transcendental neighbors and thinkers Amos Bronson Alcott and Henry David Thoreau shared ideals and hopes for changing society.  Ever interested in improving the world to make it a better place to live in, they and their families worked publicly and also behind the scenes to stand up for social justice and put themselves on the line for others.  The women as well as the men were committed to furthering the cause of justice, freedom, and equality in their communities and in the world at large.

 

Presenters and participants in this year’s Series will examine the engagement of the Alcotts and Thoreaus, through their public and private actions and writings, in their quest for social justice.  Public, private, and homeschooling educators are encouraged to enroll and discover valuable resources they can adapt and utilize with their own students. 

 

Please submit a one-page proposal -- including presentation title and description as well as your brief bio -- to Director of Education Lis Adams and Executive Director Jan Turnquist at ladams@louisamayalcott.org and jturnquist@louisamayalcott.org  by  March 3, 2017.

 

* - from the journal of A. Bronson Alcott, February 1847

 

 

11     Saturday     2:00 - 3:30 pm     "A Valentine Visit with the Alcotts" Living History Tour & Workshop

 

Suitable for ages 6 - 106; parents and caregivers also welcome!  If you are young -- or just young-at-heart -- come for a visit  with Alcott sisters Anna and May, learn about popular  Victorian customs that surrounded "Love's Own Day," make your own valentine to take home or give to a loved one, and enjoy a lovely tour of Orchard House!  A special Valentine sweet treat will also be offered.
Cost:  $20 per person ($18 for members), inclusive of materials.  Space is limited; pre-paid reservations recommended by phoning 978.369.4118 x106

 

 

20 - 24     Monday - Friday     Open 10:00 am - 4:30 pm    Extended February Vacation Week Hours

 

 

21     Tuesday    1:00 - 2:00 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

 

22     Wednesday    1:00 - 2:00 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

See February 21st for details

 

 

23     Thursday    1:00 - 2:00 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

See February 21st for details

 

 

24     Friday    1:00 - 2:00 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

See February 21st for details

 

 

25     Saturday      4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

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MARCH 2017

Call for Proposals

 

2017 Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Workshop:

 

"Noble Companions and Immortal Labors" *

The Alcotts, Thoreaus, and the Quest for Social Justice

 

Transcendental neighbors and thinkers Amos Bronson Alcott and Henry David Thoreau shared ideals and hopes for changing society.  Ever interested in improving the world to make it a better place to live in, they and their families worked publicly and also behind the scenes to stand up for social justice and put themselves on the line for others.  The women as well as the men were committed to furthering the cause of justice, freedom, and equality in their communities and in the world at large.

 

Presenters and participants in this year’s Series will examine the engagement of the Alcotts and Thoreaus, through their public and private actions and writings, in their quest for social justice.  Public, private, and homeschooling educators are encouraged to enroll and discover valuable resources they can adapt and utilize with their own students. 

 

Please submit a one-page proposal -- including presentation title and description as well as your brief bio -- to Director of Education Lis Adams and Executive Director Jan Turnquist at ladams@louisamayalcott.org and jturnquist@louisamayalcott.org  by  March 3, 2017.

 

* - from the journal of A. Bronson Alcott, February 1847

 

 

25     Saturday     4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

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APRIL 2017

16     Sunday     Closed for Easter

 

17     Monday     Open at 12 noon (to accommodate the Patriots' Day Parade)

 

 

18     Tuesday    9:00 - 11:00 am     Plumfield Fun Theater Program with "Meg"/Anna

 

See where the Alcott girls performed “theatricals” for friends and family!  Rehearse a skit based on a scene from Little Women, play theater games, and improve your own acting skills!  Suitable for ages 8 - 12.

Cost:  $100 for all four days or $30 per day (Members, $80 & $24 respectively).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Pre-registration & pre-payment required; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

18     Tuesday    1:00 - 2:00 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

19     Wednesday    9:00 - 11:00 am     Plumfield Fun Writing Program with "Jo"/Louisa

Practice writing in the very room where Louisa May Alcott penned the bestseller, Little Women!  Have fun putting together a skit, story, or poem -- just like Jo March -- and illustrate your work to take home!  Suitable for ages 8-12.

Cost:  $100 for all four days or $30 per day (Members, $80 & $24 respectively).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Pre-registration & pre-payment required; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

 

19     Wednesday    1:00 - 2:00 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

See April 18th for details

 

20     Thursday    9:00 - 11:00 am     Plumfield Fun Crafts & Games Program with "Lizzie"/Beth

See a doll that the real-life Lizzie made for one of her friends, play with old-fashioned toys, dolls, and games, and then make dolls to keep or give as gifts.  Participants are invited to bring their own doll or teddy bear to share in the fun, too!  Suitable for ages 8-12.

Cost:  $100 for all four days or $30 per day (Members, $80 & $24 respectively).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Pre-registration & pre-payment required; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

 

20     Thursday    1:00 - 2:00 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

See April 18th for details

 

21     Friday    9:00 - 11:00 am     Plumfield Fun Art Program with "Amy"/May

Try an art experiment using your “third eye,” just as Amy March may have done!  Make your own copy of original artwork done by the real-life May Alcott, play art-centered games, and illustrate scenes from your favorite books!  Suitable for ages 8-12.

Cost:  $100 for all four days or $30 per day (Members, $80 & $24 respectively).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Pre-registration & pre-payment required; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

 

21     Friday    1:00 - 2:00 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

See April 18th for details

 

22     Saturday    4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; phone 978.369.4118 x106

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MAY 2017

27     Saturday    4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

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JUNE 2017

24     Saturday    4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

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JULY 2017

Download a color brochure of our Summer Youth & Family Program Offerings

 

11    Tuesday      9:30 - 11:30 am     A Morning with the Alcotts Youth Program

 

Step back into the pages of history to find out what it was like to live in the time of the Alcotts!  Expert, authentically costumed staff and volunteers portray Alcott family members to introduce youngsters aged 7 and up to life in the 19th Century generally and within the Alcott home particularly.  An interactive tour, old-fashioned games, songs, stories, and refreshments are all part of this highly popular and unforgettable experience!

Cost:  $20 per person  (Members - $18).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Pre-registration & pre-payment required; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

 

16 - 20     Sunday     2:30 - 5:00 pm          Monday - Thursday      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

2017 Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Workshop

 

"Noble Companions and Immortal Labors" *

The Alcotts, Thoreaus, and the Quest for Social Justice

 

Transcendental neighbors and thinkers Amos Bronson Alcott and Henry David Thoreau shared ideals and hopes for changing society.  Ever interested in improving the world to make it a better place to live in, they and their families worked publicly and also behind the scenes to stand up for social justice and put themselves on the line for others.  The women as well as the men were committed to furthering the cause of justice, freedom, and equality in their communities and in the world at large.

 

Presenters and participants in this year’s Series will examine the engagement of the Alcotts and Thoreaus, through their public and private actions and writings, in their quest for social justice.  Public, private, and homeschooling educators are also encouraged to enroll and receive valuable resources they can adapt and utilize with their own students. 

* - from the journal of A. Bronson Alcott, February 1847

 

Call for Proposals               Daily Schedule               On-line Registration               Registration Form

 

 

Our Distinguished Presenters ... to be announced

 

Presenter Biographies

 

 

What people are saying about the Series ...

“Simply put for me, it’s three days in Heaven. …  Spending time with people who love Louisa May Alcott’s works as much as I do is an event and experience I plan to attend whenever schedules will permit me to. ”

“This has been a wonderful and enriching week!  The presentations built on one another and each day was exhilarating.”

“The depth of knowledge of the Presenters coupled with the opportunity to ask questions keeps me coming back.”

“Informative; thought-provoking.”

“It is always a pleasure to be a part of The School of Philosophy.  Thank you so much for carrying on Bronson Alcott’s vision.”

“I continue to learn from Louisa May Alcott.  Great literary experience -- lovely setting -- reasonable cost … ”


Acknowledgements

 

We are delighted to once again partner with The Thoreau Society in co-hosting the concluding session of their Annual Gathering and the opening session of our Series, which will take place on Sunday, July 16th from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.  Location and Distinguished Panelists to be announced..

We are also grateful to the following Concord businesses who have generously donated goods and/or services in the past:

Budget Printing of Concord - 81 Thoreau Street

Concord Teacakes - 59 Commonwealth Avenue (West Concord)

Crosby's Marketplace - 211 Sudbury Road

Debra's Natural Gourmet - 98 Commonwealth Avenue (West Concord)

Sally Ann Food Shop - 73 Main Street (Concord)

 

22     Saturday      4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

 

24 - 28     Monday - Friday      9:00 am - 2:00 pm     "Apple Slump Players" Youth Drama Workshop

 

Youngsters aged 8 - 12 are invited to participate in this unique experience at Orchard House.  After brief daily theatrical warm-ups, participants will play theater games, experiment with mime and improvisation, and act out scenes from Louisa May Alcott’s stories.  Then, just as Louisa and her sisters did, a skit will be rehearsed during the week and performed at week’s end.  Dress comfortably; imagination and a sense of fun are required!
Cost:  $250  (Members - $225)
Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment required; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

 

 

July 31 - August 4     Monday - Friday      9:00 am - 2:00 pm     "Write Stuff!" Youth Writing Workshop

 

Youngsters aged 9 - 13 will experiment with various writing forms, many inspired by the Alcotts themselves.  Included will be “sensory writing,” poetry, journal writing, fiction, and much more.  A fun, creative, and highly unique way to spend a week of the summer!

Cost:  $250  (Members - $225) Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment required; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

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AUGUST 2017

Download a color brochure of our Summer Youth & Family Program Offerings

 

8     Tuesday      9:30 - 11:30 am     A Morning with the Alcotts Youth Program

 

Step back into the pages of history to find out what it was like to live in the time of the Alcotts!  Expert, authentically costumed staff and volunteers portray Alcott family members to introduce youngsters aged 7 and up to life in the 19th Century generally and within the Alcott home particularly.  An interactive tour, old-fashioned games, songs, stories, and refreshments are all part of this highly popular and unforgettable experience!

Cost:  $20 per person  (Members - $18).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment required; phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information and reservations.

 

 

15     Tuesday      9:30 - 11:30 am     A Morning with the Alcotts Youth Program

See August 8th for details

 

 

26     Saturday      4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

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SEPTEMBER 2017

17     Sunday     11:00 am     12th Annual Benefit 5K Walk and 5K / 10K RunUta Pippig

Event held rain or shine.  On-site Registration begins at 9:30 am.  Register on-line now!

 

Nearly 150 years ago, Louisa May Alcott wrote, “Running was one of the delights of my early days,” proving once again that she was ahead of her time in advocating a healthy lifestyle.  And once again, we are privileged to announce that UTA PIPPIG -- three-time Boston Marathon winner, two-time Olympian, and internationally-recognized fitness motivator -- continues to serve as Honorary Chair of the event! 

 

Pippig, founder of “Take the Magic Step,” a fitness awareness program and charitable foundation, believes that everyone owes it to themselves and to future generations to take care of their physical well being.  By participating in this particular Walk/Run, Pippig is also paying tribute to health-conscious individuals who have come before us, like the Alcotts.  The family's involvement in major reforms of their day -- such as abolition and women's rights -- also resonates with Uta's motivational presentations on "Running To Freedom."


All manner of runners and walkers -- from serious marathoners to strollercisers and wheelchair travelers -- are encouraged to "spend a day with Louisa May" and join Uta Pippig in supporting educational programming and historic preservation at the beloved Home of Little Women during this FUNdraiser!

Event held rain or shine at Alcott Elementary School (93 Laurel Street, Concord, MA)

On-site Registration begins at 9:30 am, or, beat the crowds and

pre-register securely on-line at active.com to save $10!

Runners, please note:  This course is an easy, fun way to help you practice for future events!  Well-marked routes, ample water stations, and healthy snacks provided; for added fun, live musical entertainment, a starting volley by The Concord Minute Men, "Living History" portrayers, and 19th Century games and toys are available, as well as the Alcott playground!  A post-race light, fun lunch is available at a discount to all participants.


Pre-register online!  Sign up securely at active.com and save $10  (through 9/15/2017)

 

Download a Registration Brochure  (includes Registration and Sponsorship Forms)      

 

Watch our Video             Download a Poster               Donate or Sponsor

Download Maps/Directions of the Walk/Run Routes
(subject to change due to road construction or other unforeseen circumstances)

 

Find out more about Honorary Chair UTA PIPPIG               Thanks to Our Wonderful 2016 Sponsors!

 

 

23     Saturday      4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

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OCTOBER 2017

28     Saturday      4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

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NOVEMBER 2017

11     Saturday     Open 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
        All Veterans receive discounted admission today in gratitude for their service

 

23     Thursday     Closed for Thanksgiving

 

 

24     Friday     Open 10:00 am - 4:30 pm     Extended Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

 

 

25     Saturday      4:45 - 5:45 pm     Welcome to Our Home Living History Tour

 

Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!  Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

Costs:  Adults - $12; Seniors/ Students - $10; Youths (6 - 17 years) - $8; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.  Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.  (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only).  Space limited to 15 participants.

Reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested; please phone 978.369.4118 x106

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DECEMBER 2017

Weekdays     Orchard House decorated for the holidays

Available for viewing during regular hours of operation with regular paid admission

 

 

2     Saturday     10:00 am - 4:30 pm    Annual Holiday Program

 

Gather with the Alcotts in Orchard House to celebrate the season of giving!   As you go through the seasonally decorated home, meet Louisa May Alcott, members of her family, and their friends and neighbors, participate in Victorian-era holiday activities and caroling, and discover the inspiration behind this year's program.  All ages are welcome at this festive and heartwarming celebration that has become a quintessential New England holiday tradition! In the spirit of the Alcotts, donations for our Charity Partner -- City Mission Boston -- will also be collected during the Holiday Program and through December 17th.


Costs:   Adults, $12; Seniors/College Students, $10; Youths (6 - 17 years), $8; Children (ages 2 - 5 years), $4. Under age 2, free. Members, 20% off individual tickets. Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 Youths), $30.

Pre-paid reservations are recommended and include a 10% Museum Store discount!

Reservations available hourly; please phone 978.369.4118 x106 for further information or to make a reservation.

 

 

3       Sunday        1:00 - 4:30 pm     Annual Holiday Program

See December 2nd for details

 

 

9     Saturday   10:00 - 4:30 pm     Annual Holiday Program

See December 2nd for details

 

 

10     Sunday        1:00 - 4:30 pm     Annual Holiday Program

See December 2nd for details

 

 

16     Saturday    10:00 - 4:30 pm     Annual Holiday Program

See December 2nd for details

 

 

17     Sunday        1:00 - 4:30 pm     Annual Holiday Program

See December 2nd for details

 

24     Sunday     10:00 am - 2:00 pm     Early Closing for Christmas Eve

 

25     Monday     Closed for Christmas

 

 

26 - 30     Tuesday - Saturday     10:00 am - 4:30 pm     Extended Holiday Week Hours

 

 

31     Sunday     Closed for New Year's Eve

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