The beloved author wrote and set her novel Little Women (1868) here. Alcott and her sisters—the models for Little Women’s March family—called Orchard House home from 1858 to 1877. The guided tour, the only way to see the house, highlights numerous heirlooms, like Alcott’s little desk and the miniature pieces of furniture that appear to be from a dollhouse (they’re actually salesman’s samples). Check ahead for the extensive schedule of special events.