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Louisa May Alcott’s Boston

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Louisa May Alcott's Little Women - one of the most beloved books of all time — was published more than 150 years ago. The character of Jo March, the book’s heroine, was loosely based on Alcott's own life, growing in 19th century New England.

Thanks to the fame of Little Women, today's readers associate Alcott with Concord. In fact, Alcott lived for long periods in Boston. Most readers of the time associated her with the city’s vibrant literary scene.

On this tour, you will see Alcott’s Boston homes, walk the streets and hear stories that inspired this beloved author.

tour duration

90 minutes

tour distance

1.5 miles

tour terrain

potential uneven surfaces and moderate inclines

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

Meeting Location

Meet your guide in the plaza at School and Washington Streets, between Walgreens and the Irish Famine Memorial.

Finding Your Guide: All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Boston By Foot Walking Tours.”

Nearest MBTA Stations: Downtown Crossing (Orange & Red Lines) or State (Blue & Orange Lines)

updated: 6 months ago