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Alcott-Orchard House

399 Lexington Rd, Massachusetts 01742 USA

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“The home of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women"”

Orchard House is a historic house museum in Concord, Massachusetts. It was the longtime home of Amos Bronson Alcott and family, including his daughter Louisa May Alcott who wrote and set her beloved novel Little Women there. Originally purchased two houses set upon twelve acres of land on the Lexington Road in 1857 -- both dating to circa 1690-1720 -- for $945.  He then moved the smaller tenant farmhouse and joined it to the rear of the larger manor house, making many improvements to the home, as explained in his journals of 1857-58. The grounds also contained an orchard of forty apple trees, which greatly appealed to Mr. Alcott, who considered apples the most perfect food.  It is not surprising, then, that he should name his home "Orchard House."

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MarisaTassi

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January 31, 2016

Very informative tour, the house is kept in great condition, and the gift shop has lots of Louisa May Alcott books!

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Alcott-Orchard House

399 Lexington Rd
Massachusetts
01742 USA

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  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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