Louisa May Alcott House

Admission included

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is a true pilgrimage site for all who treasure the classic novel, Little Women, written there in 1868. Orchard House not only served as the Alcott family home but was also the setting for Little Women.

Built in 1690, the house has remarkable architectural authenticity, and with most of the original family artifacts, it feels as if the Alcotts just left. The warm, welcoming atmosphere evokes cherished memories of the characters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, while guided tours offer fascinating insights into the real-life family members who inspired them.

See where Alcott theatricals were performed; marvel at artwork literally covering walls and doors; discover how the Alcotts participated in numerous reforms; and appreciate their contributions to literature, education, art, philosophy, and social justice.

Hours

November 1–March 31 - Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm;
Saturday, 10:00 am-4:30 pm;
Sunday, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm.

April 1–October 31 - Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm;
Sunday, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm.

Closings

Easter, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

Not valid for group tours or special programs/events.

Address

399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742
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Driving Directions

I-95 to exit 30B (2A W). Follow 2A past the entrance to Hanscom AFB toward Concord Center. At the fork in the road where 2A continues left, proceed right, following the sign To Concord Center. From this turnoff, Orchard House is approximately 1.5 miles on your right, just before Concord Center. Park in The Wayside lot on Hawthorne Lane, across from The Wayside home.

Public Transportation

Take the T: Orchard House is accessible from Boston and points west via the MBTA Commuter Rail Fitchburg line, and is a 20-25 minute walk from Concord's Commuter Rail Station on Thoreau Street. Phone for detailed walking directions.