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What you'll do

Explore the Little Women author's home with a Louisa May Alcott House tour.

Visit Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the real-life setting of Little Women.
  • Access all rooms in the Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.
  • View rare family artifacts including Louisa's writing desk.
  • Visit plenty of other Boston attractions with your pass.


Explore the charming clapboard farmhouse where American classic Little Women was set. Louisa May Alcott wrote her famous, semi-autobiographical novel here in 1868, and loosely based the story on her own family life with her sisters at Orchard House. Continuously in print for over 150 years, Little Women is translated into over 50 languages.

    Step Into Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    Imagine stepping back in time and walking through the same halls Louisa May Alcott once did. Her home, known as Orchard House, in Concord, is more than just walls with a roof - it's a peek into her life. This is where Alcott wrote her famous novel, "Little Women". It's like stepping into a page from a history book, but much more interesting.

    The Little Women House Brought to Life

    Orchard House isn't just known as Louisa May Alcott's home, but also as the "Little Women House". Why? It served as the setting for her well known book! Each space tells a story, showing how closely Alcott based her novel on her real family life. It's like walking into the world of the March family, and trust us, it's an adventure you wouldn't want to miss.

    Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House tour highlights

    Remarkably, the 17th-century house had retained its structure and authentic architectural look since it was built, so you'll get a real insight into Colonial America as you explore.

    Step across the threshold and enjoy the warm, inviting ambiance of this iconic house, which is decorated with Alcott family artifacts. As you're guided through the home, you'll not only easily picture Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth in scenes from the book, but you will also stand where the Alcott sisters performed their own plays, marvel at artwork adorning the walls and doors, and learn about the fascinating real-life family upon which the characters were based.

    You'll see the 'shelf desk' where Louisa wrote her novel, built for her by her father, the melodeon in the dining room that Elizabeth Alcott played and many of May Alcott's drawings and sketches. Your lively guide will recount personal stories and anecdotes along your tour, bringing history and Little Women to life!

    Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House facts

    • Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women in just ten weeks. She became so consumed with the project, she worked day and night, and sometimes forgot to eat.
    • Jo, the main character in Little Women, is based on Louisa herself.
    • The heartwarming story has been adapted into numerous movies and TV shows, as well as multiple Broadway plays, a musical, a ballet, and an opera. The latest major motion picture stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Timothée Chalamet and debuts
    • Christmas Day, 2019.

    Louisa May Alcott's House FAQs

    Q. Who used to live in the Orchard House?
    A. The Orchard House was home to the celebrated author Louisa May Alcott & her family. It's where she wrote and set her novel, "Little Women".

    Q. Can I tour the whole Orchard House, like every single room?
    A. Not exactly all of them. While you can explore a number of rooms, including Louisa's bedroom and her father's study, some areas are not open to the public to help preserve certain parts of the house.

    Q. I'm really into photography, can I take photos inside the Orchard House?
    A. They actually don't allow photography inside the house, but you're welcome to snap away on the outside!

    Q. What can I expect to see during my visit to the Orchard House?
    A. Well, besides soaking up some serious history, you'll see a wealth of Alcott family artifacts, original furnishings, and personal possessions. It's like stepping back into the 19th century!

    Q. Is Orchard House accessible for those with mobility issues?
    A. Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the Orchard House, it's not fully accessible to folks with mobility issues. The second floor, for instance, can only be reached by stairs.

    Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Boston attractions for one money-saving price.

    Ready to start exploring Boston? First, choose between an All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.

    Experience Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    Know before you go

    Getting In: just show your pass to any ticket taker at the Louisa May Alcott House and you're in – there's no need to purchase individual tickets at any of the Boston attractions included on your pass. 

    Please Note: not valid for group tours or special programs/events.

    For more information, visit the Louise May Alcott House website

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    Where you'll be

    Map of location of attraction

    399 Lexington Rd. Concord,, Boston, US

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    Operating hours

    Monday - Saturday: 10AM - 5PM
    Sunday: 11AM - 5PM

    Closings & holidays

    Easter; Thanksgiving; December 24, 25, 31; January 1, 2.

    Open at 12pm on Patriots’ Day.

    Open extended hours (10 am – 4:30 pm) on MLK Jr Day, Presidents’ Day, Veterans’ Day, Day after Thanksgiving, weekdays between Christmas and New Year’s.

    All holiday hours are subject to change without notice. See the Louisa May Alcott House website for more details.

    Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    (978) 369-4118

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