It was a 45-minute train journey from Boston to Concord. Honestly, if the only thing we’d done there was visit Orchard House, it would have been worth it.
Orchard House is where the Alcott family lived, and where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women. The house is wonderfully preserved, with many original furnishings. The guides were kind and very well informed about the entire Alcott family and their history.
As a rule, you can’t take any photos or video while on the tour. However, after explaining my Paint the Town Read project to our guide, Susan, I was allowed back to Louisa’s room so that I could take the top photo near the little writing desk where she penned Little Women. I felt so honoured and was so thankful that I nearly cried.
I had another edition of Little Women all lined up for the picture but I wanted to show you guys the beautiful Word Cloud edition I purchased at the Orchard House gift shop.
You can see more Paint the Town Read posts as they’re uploaded on my Instagram account with the hashtag #caapaintthetownread.