Open extended hours on weekdays during February School Vacation (17th-21st)


We love our visitors, and hope you will become one soon, or, return for another visit!

Please take a few moments to browse our site for background on the Alcotts and Orchard House and to preview what you will experience here.  Important details about touring Orchard House are provided below to assist with planning a visit, whether you're an individual, couple, family, school, scout troop, or group excursion.  If you need further assistance, please drop us a line via the Contact Form near the bottom of this page.  

Parking for Orchard House

If parking spaces along the front of Orchard House are filled, additional parking is available in a large lot one short block away from us on Hawthorne Lane.  Please ignore signage that indicates this road is closed -- you are able to drive on this road to enter the parking lot.  A crosswalk allows safe passage across Lexington Road.  Please do not park on Alcott Road or block neighbor driveways.  Thank you for your cooperation.  We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Come for a Visit!

Touring Orchard House

  • The House is shown by guided tour only
  • Tickets are sold on an as-available basis in person at Orchard House (i.e., no advance or online purchase)
  • Tour times are established based on visitation levels, which fluctuate throughout the day; there are generally no pre-set tour times
  • We are usually unable to predict how busy any given day will be, nor guarantee that a particular time of day is better than any other to tour
  • We do our utmost to serve all visitors as promptly as possible
  • Groups of 10 or more must make reservations at least six to eight weeks in advance  (see below for details)
  • No group reservations accepted for weekends through February 2020
  • Orchard House is handicapped accessible on the first floor only; visitors with special needs or who are unable to climb stairs will be offered a variety of accommodations to enhance their tour experience
  • For reasons of security and visitor comfort, indoor photography, videography, and active cell phone use are not permitted; your cooperation is appreciated

Group Tour Reservations

  • Groups of 10 or more must make reservations six to eight weeks in advance
  • No group reservations accepted for weekends through January 2020
  • A $50 deposit is required to hold a group reservation and will be applied to the total tour cost
  • Cancellation of a group reservation must be made at least 48 hours in advance; deposits are only refunded if appropriate notice is received
  • To make a group reservation, email or phone 978.369.4118 x106 on weekdays

Current Admission Rates


  • A calendar of our Special Events is available here
  • Information on School & Scout programming is available here
  • To make reservations for educational programming, send an email to or phone 978.369.4118 x106
  • Online pre-registration is available for public programs and special events

Interact with Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, visit us in person!

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, United States


November - March Hours of Operation

Open today

10:00 am – 04:30 pm

 Closed:   January 1 & 2, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Open 10 am - 2:00 pm:  Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve

Open at Noon:   Patriots' Day (third Monday in April)

Open Extended Hours (10:00 am - 4:30 pm): Veterans' Day, day after Thanksgiving, weekdays between Christmas and New Year's, Martin Luther King Jr Day, weekdays of February School Vacation

April - October Hours of Operation

Weekdays, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sundays, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm