Become a Member

... and help keep the Alcott tradition alive!

MEMBERSHIP in Friends of the Alcotts offers you the opportunity to participate in the life of Orchard House through unique and exciting special programs and volunteer activities.


  • Unlimited free admission to regular guided tours
  • 10% discount on Shop purchases or mail orders over $5.00
  • Advance notice of and discounts for public programs, including the annual Holiday Program amd The Summer Conversational Series / Teacher Institute.
  • Special "Members Only" events
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to promote the Alcott legacy for generations to come!

To order a membership by credit card, using the secure PayPal server, please click a button below. Note that you do NOT need to log in on the PayPal site if you are using a credit card to donate. Simply choose Continue under "Don't have a PayPal account."

Students & Seniors - $25. Individual membership for Students age 18 & older or Seniors age 62 & older -- Basic Benefits for member only.
The Pickwick Club - $40. Individual membership. Basic benefits for member only.
The Plumfield Society - $60. Household membership. Member benefits for the entire household. + free admission for up to 2 guests per visit.
The Writers' Guild - $125. Basic benefits for the entire household,+ free admission for up to 4 guests per visit, and 2 passes to the Annual Holiday Program
The Philosophers' Group - $ 250. Basic Benefits for the entire household + free admission for up to 6 guests per visit, 4 passes to the Annual Holiday Program, and a 20% Shop discount during the Annual Holiday Program
The Transcendentalist Circle - $500. Basic Benefits for the entire household + free admission for up to 8 guests per visit, 6 passes to the Annual Holiday Program, and a 20% Shop discount during the Annual Holiday Program. (First-time Transcendentalist Circle members also receive a Little Women hardcover)
(within US) - $10. A membership organization only for younger Alcott enthusiasts through age 17. Individual benefits allow free admission to regular tou,r a 10% discount on Shop purchases or mail order over $5.00, and Member mailings.

Scrap-Baggers (outside US) - $12.
Same as above, for those under 17 years of age, living outside the United States.

Library Membership - $100. Offered to libraries throughout Massachusetts so that their patrons may enjoy guided tours of Orchard House with the use of a daily pass. “The Library Circuit” is available for $100 per year and allows two adults and up to four children free admission per pass use. Library Staff are also entitled to discounts on public programs and special events.
Membership payments may also be made by check or money order.
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for a printable version of the membership form.
Membership and Donations:

Is there a difference? 

Yes!  Members purchase valuable benefits such as unlimited admissions and discounts on programs and shop items.  Donors, on the other hand, receive no goods or services in exchange for their gift.

We appreciate members as part of our “Alcott family” – they help to tell our story to others.  At the same time, we rely on outright donations for major expenses which dues and admissions do not over, such as educational programs and costly historic preservation.  We invite you to consider helping Orchard House even more by making a tax-deductible gift today in addition to your membership enrollment. 

Make a Donation of $ to Orchard House.


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