A tour of Orchard House introduces visitors both to objects which were important to the family and to the family members themselves: Amos Bronson Alcott, a transcendental philosopher and teacher; Abigail May Alcott, an independent-minded 19th century woman who was one of the first paid social workers in Massachusetts; Anna Alcott Pratt, Meg in Little Women, who had a talent for acting; Louisa May Alcott, Jo in Little Women, well-known author and advocate for social reform; Elizabeth Sewall Alcott, Beth in Little Women, the “angel in the house,” who died shortly before the family moved to Orchard House, and May Alcott Nieriker, Amy in Little Women, a very prolific artist.
Orchard House – Home of the Alcotts is open year-round on the following schedule:
Apr 1 – Oct 31: Monday-Saturday 10:00-4:30, Sunday 1:00-4:30
Nov 1 – Mar 31: Monday-Friday 11:00-3:00, Saturday 10:00-4:30, Sunday 1:00-4:30
Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and January 1-15
The House is shown by guided tour only.