Orchard House has re-opened with Timed-Entry Admission and a face mask requirement for all visitors and staff. Please note that due to capacity limitations, we cannot guarantee ticket availability for "walk-ins," but will make every effort to safely accommodate as many visitors as possible.
As always, access to our gardens and grounds remains free and available to all.
Walk, run, stroll, or shimmy to feel the joy of movement and benefit Orchard House! Support our educational programming and preservation efforts by participating in or donating to our 16th Annual Walk/Run.
Register/Donate NOW through December 30, 2021!
Although this year's event is over, donations are still being accepted to help us reach our fundraising goal! Please consider a gift in any amount today to keep the doors of Orchard House open for many tomorrows to come!
October 23, 2021
October 28, 2021
Participation extended through December 30th!
Walk, run, stroll, or shimmy during our fun, fitness-focused event that can be done anywhere in the world, in any weather! Participants, their families, friends, and fans are invited to virtually join UTA PIPPIG -- marathon legend, fitness motivator, and event Honorary Chair -- to support our public education and historic preservation initiatives.
"The Divining Power of Women:
Louisa May Alcott and the Fight for Woman Suffrage"
July 11 - 15, 2021
To celebrate the 19th Amendment's Centennial, this year’s adult education gathering and teacher workshop explored the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the journey toward securing woman suffrage both here and abroad.
Celebrate the latest publication from the Pulitzer Prize-winning pen of John Matteson -- A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation -- by watching the Virtual Book Launch hosted by Orchard House Executive Director Jan Turnquist on Tuesday, February 9, 2021!
"Welcome to Our Home" offers an interactive tour with an expert living history guide, allowing for intimate access to fascinating anecdotes about the Alcotts' lives and times. 19th Century games, songs, and a treasure hunt round out this memorable experience suitable for all ages. Offered the fourth Saturday of each month through November, as well as during February and April school vacation.
Please note that due to COVID-19, these tours have been temporarily postponed