Explore Orchard House: Home to Louisa May Alcott

Explore Orchard House: Home to Louisa May Alcott

Over the course of her life, Louisa May Alcott was a teacher, governess, seamstress, abolitionist, feminist, nurse, and adoptive mother. Today, her legacy lives on at Orchard House through tours, writing workshops, educational programs, and community events, as well as through the literary works that continue to inspire fans of all ages.

Text Andrea Fanning
Photography Mac Jamieson

Visit the Victoria Classics Book Club for more resources for our inaugural selection, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. To learn more about renowned authors from this area, see “The Concord Literary Trail” in the October 2018 issue, available on newsstands and online.


  1. I have had the joy of touring Orchard House twice, each time delighting in my visit and the gift shop! How I wish young readers could be more enticed to read Little Women. It is no longer in school curriculums, so I used to tease my students by showing a bit of the movie the day we released for Christmas holidays. Each year several would then read it over the holidays. I’m looking forward to discover the other selections you have planned for your readers.


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