Orchard House remains TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to COVID-19 restrictions
Experience Orchard House virtually with a 15-minute video living history tour with "Louisa May Alcott" herself plus a 20-minute up-close-and-personal video presentation of our rooms and selected artifacts
Begun in July 1879 within Mr. Alcott's Study, The Concord School of Philosophy was housed for the next eight years in a unique and evocative structure that first opened on July 12, 1880
Nearly every Sunday at 2:00 pm, Executive Director Jan Turnquist comes into your living room or virtual classroom to delve deeply into "hot topics" of interest, answer questions, and interview special guests!
See rarely displayed items from our collection, compare May Alcott's Turner copies with his originals, or uncover the backstories of beloved items and spaces in the House
"Racism and Disenfranchisement:
Then and Now" Webinar Panel Discussion featuring Maria Madison and Sandy Petrulionis
Be inspired by the words of Bronson Alcott --a revolutionary educator who challenged established modes of instruction and influenced many others to do so as well
Are you an educator, parent, or student who wants to learn about Little Women and Louisa May Alcott? Get useful information from the source with our educational materials.
Our recent site accessibility improvements have also created the opportunity for expanding our Little Women Garden. Follow along as our garden grows!
You can now experience Orchard House virtually via a 15-minute video tour with "Louisa May Alcott" herself -- portrayed by Orchard House Executive Director Jan Turnquist, who is world-renowned for her living history presentations (view trailer here) -- and a 20-minute video that provides an up close and personal tour of our rooms and artifacts (view trailer here). Bonus free admission for a guided tour after Orchard House re-opens is also included.
All this for only $10 -- less than the cost of admission!
So far, our Virtual Visit Videos have been viewed by people across the United States as well as in Japan, Costa Rica, and New Zealand! Educators can plan to share their computer screens during online learning sessions to watch these videos with their students, while "armchair travelers" can practically feel like they are here -- and even linger on images of rooms and artifacts.
To gain access to this exclusive bundle, please visit our Vimeo On Demand site