In compliance with the Governor's Stay-at-Home Advisory, Orchard House will be closed through at least June 30, 2020.
May we all be well.
During this unsettling time, we hope you and your families are safe and healthy.
We miss you -- and, have noticed literally hundreds of you still stopping by Orchard House since our March 13th closure to enjoy our grounds and peer through the windows! We wish we could invite you all inside the House right now, but we’ve created what we hope is a special “virtual treat” instead.
Via the magic of video, experience Orchard House with --
All this for only $10 -- less than the cost of a guided tour!
Videos with 48-hour access are available at Vimeo On Demand. Tour admission is limited to one per rental, with no expiration date -- simply present your payment confirmation email at our Admission Desk after we re-open. By purchasing this "virtual visit bundle" now, you also help to sustain our private 501(c)(3) non-profit, for which we are most grateful!
The Alcotts’ response to the challenges of the Civil War era remind us that we can persevere through dangerous times and emerge with renewed strength born of compassion, grace, and a dose of grit! We hope these virtual glimpses into the home of the Alcotts provide an uplifting experience for you, and thank you for your interest in and support of Orchard House.
We look forward to seeing you here as soon as it is safe to do so. Please keep checking our website and social media posts for updates about our re-opening.
With gratitude and affection,
Jan Turnquist, Executive Director
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
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.
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.
62+ years / 18+ years with ID
Ages 6 - 17
Up to 2 Adults + up to 4 Youths (ages 6-17)
Children under 6; Active Duty Military; Members of "Friends of the Alcotts"; other museum personnel
399 Lexington Road, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, United States
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