Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Telephone: (978) 369-4118
Orchard House, a 300-year-old home on the National Register and an Official Project of Save America's Treasures, is most famous for being where Louisa May Alcott and her family lived from 1858-1877 and where Little Women, Miss Alcott's children's classic, was written. Orchard House also served as the novel's setting, and was where the highly successful Concord School of Philosophy was conducted (1879-1888). The period rooms are furnished to reflect the Alcotts' occupancy, with over 80% of the artifacts being family possessions. Original and reproduction Victorian wallpaper and floor coverings are on display, while original artwork by the youngest daughter still adorns the walls. Visitors enjoy narrated tours to learn of the Alcotts' individual talents and significant contributions in the fields of education, literature, art, music, theatre, and social justice. Special events, such as "Living History" performances, workshops, and thematic tours enhance a visit and provide further insights into the legacies of the Alcotts and Little Women.
April 1 - October 31: Mondays - Saturdays, 10:00 - 4:30, Sundays, 1:00 - 4:30 November 1 - March 31: Mondays - Fridays, 11:00 - 3:00; Saturdays, 10:00 - 4:30; Sundyas, 1:00 - 4:30