Welcome to Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts




Our Centennial Year     2011 - 2012

Acknowledging our Supporters

OH with purple flowers

Visit the historic home of the extraordinary Alcott family,
where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set Little Women


Christmas Fairy Girl


"A Magical Alcott Christmas"

The Annual Holiday Program at Orchard House

December 1st, 8th, & 15th          10:00 am - 4:30 pm

December 2nd, 9th, & 16th          1:00 - 4:30 pm

Reservations now accepted; phone 978.369.4118 x106




Mark your calendars!

8th Annual Benefit

5K Walk / 10K Run


Louisa May Alcott's

Orchard House

15 September 2013

Register online now!

Download a brochure

Donations accepted



See 10K results from 2012

View/Purchase 2011 photos

Uta Pippig

Honorary Chair

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Orchard House featured on NBC’s Today Show!
Click here to see the video

Pulitzer Prize awarded to John Matteson
for his biography, Eden's Outcasts:
The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

Buy the book from Orchard House

Read more about John Matteson's award here

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
PO Box 343
Concord, MA 01742

Phone:  978.369.4118
E-mail:  info@louisamayalcott.org

General Fax:  978.369.1367
Museum Store Fax:  978.369.9611

Jan Turnquist, Executive Director

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (circa 1690) is most noted for being home to the talented Alcott family, and is where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set her beloved classic novel, Little Women, in 1868.

Orchard House is one of the oldest, most authentically-preserved historic house museums in America, and brings the Alcott legacy in the fields of literature, art, education, philosophy, and social justice to life every day through highly acclaimed tours, unique living history events, curriculum-based educational programs, and irreplaceable original family furnishings and archives.  Annually, more than 50,000 visitors from all walks of life and every corner of the globe experience Orchard House -- and discover what it means to be “home.”

Open to the public and overseen by the not-for-profit Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association since May 27, 1912,
this treasured historic site celebrates its Centennial during 2012!


Go to Save America's Treasures

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House - Home of Little Women is an "Official Project" of Save America's Treasures, a public-private partnership between The White House Millennium Council and The National Trust for Historic Preservation dedicated to the preservation of our nation's irreplaceable historic and cultural treasures for future generations

Click here for information about the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is distinguished

as a Catalogue for Philanthropy charity


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Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House is funded in part

by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency


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Cartography by Suzanne Altshuler Interior Photographs by Heather Wager

All archival photographs ©Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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