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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Behind the Scenes: Little Women Outdoor Tours

Little Women Meg's House

About Behind the Scenes: Little Women Outdoor Tours

In 1843, ten-year-old Louisa May Alcott moved to Fruitlands with her family. Twenty-five years later, she wrote her now classic novel, Little Women, drawing from her life experiences, family, and childhood memories at Fruitlands and in Concord. Now, generations of readers have continued to read this story all over the world and many films and performances have been produced, reinterpreting and revisiting Little Women through the ages.

Join us outdoors at Fruitlands as we go Behind the Scenes of the newest film adaptation, directed by Greta Gerwig, that filmed here in the fall of 2018 and was released in theaters Christmas 2019. Explore the exterior set at the Shaker Gallery which was used as Meg’s house in the film and learn about the Fruitlands Farmhouse where the Alcott family lived and 10-year-old Louisa May played, learned, wrote, and explored.

Due to Covid-19 and the small interiors of our historic buildings, the Shaker Gallery and Fruitlands Farmhouse remain closed. This tour will be take place outdoors.

Please note space is limited in this program and tours are likely to sell out in advance. Pre-registration required. For questions please reach out to

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