Open regular hours throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend

Open the Door ... Become a Member!

Membership in "Friends of the Alcotts" offers the opportunity to participate in the life of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House through unique and exciting special programs and volunteer activities.


BASIC BENEFITS provide:

  • Free admission to regular guided tours for one year
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases or mail orders
  • Advance notice of/discounts on public programs, including the Annual Holiday Program and the Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Workshop
  • Invitations to "Members Only" events 


Please note that beginning in 2018, Orchard House implemented a "paperless membership system" and will no longer mail cards in an effort to conserve natural and human resources (the exception being Library Circuit passes).  All member benefits are active once payment is received, so you need only have your status verified by our Staff when you visit or place a mail order.


Join or Renew today!


Join or renew your membership via our secure Museum Store by selecting the "Friends of the Alcotts" Membership category in the listing of All Products.  Please note that you do not need to have or register for a PayPal account.  Simply select the option to use a debit/credit card and input your own payment information.  (Download a Membership Form to submit payment via check/money order.)

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Membership Categories at a Glance

Students & Seniors - $25

Individual Membership for a

Student (age 18+) or a Senior (age 62+)

Basic Benefits for one member only

Pickwick Club - $40

Individual Adult Membership

Basic Benefits for one member only

Plumfield Society - $60

Family Membership

Basic Benefits for up to 2 Adults & up to 4 Youths

(ages 6-17) + 2 Guests per visit 

Writer's Guild - $125

Sustaining Membership

Basic Benefits for a Family (up to 2 adults & up to 4 youths, ages 6-17) + 4 Guests per visit

+ 2 Holiday Program passes

Philosopher's Group - $250

Sustaining Membership

Basic Benefits for a Family (up to 2 adults & up to 4 youths, ages 6-17) + 6 Guests per visit

+ 4 Holiday Program passes

+ 20% Museum Store Holiday discount

Transcendentalist Circle - $500

Sustaining Membership

Basic Benefits for a Family (up to 2 adults & up to 4 youths, ages 6-17) + 8 Guests per visit

+ 6 Holiday Program passes

+ 20% Museum Store Holiday discount

(First-time Transcendentalist Circle members

also receive a Little Women hardcover book)

Library Circuit - $150

Available to public or university libraries only

Patrons enjoy half-priced admission to regular guided tours -- up to 2 Adults + up to 4 Youths per pass per day -- while Library Staff are entitled to discounts on our public programs and special events

Scrap~Baggers (USA) - $10

Individual membership for one Youth

(through age 17) within the USA

Free admission to regular guided tours

+ 10% discount on Museum Store purchases/mail orders + invitations to "Members Only" events

(no program/event discounts)

Scrap~Baggers (Int'l) - $12

Individual membership for one Youth

(through age 17) outside the USA

Free admission to regular guided tours

+ 10% discount on Museum Store purchases/mail orders + invitations to "Members Only" events

(no program/event discounts)

Order your Membership today!