Walking Tour: 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 Marsh, the novel’s heroine, was loosely based on Alcott’s life growing up in New England. Thanks to the fame of Little Women, today’s readers associate Alcott with Concord. In fact, she lived long periods in Boston. Most readers of the time associated her with Boston’s vibrant literary scene. 

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

Duration, Distance and Terrain: 1.5. hours, 1-2 miles at a moderate walking pace, stopping at various sites along the tour.

Meet your guide in the plaza at School and Washington Streets between Walgreen’s and the Irish Famine Memorial.