Have you been longing to tour Orchard house since its closing due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Are you from another part of the country or across the globe, longing to see the inside of the house where Little Women was written? You are in luck! Orchard House is now offering virtual tours led by “Louisa” herself. There is also a bonus tour featuring detailed still photos of the various rooms and their contents which affords you the luxury of lingering over the various artifacts. 80% of the contents of Orchard House belong to the Alcott family — here is your chance to take your time as you go through the house.
These digital tours are a means of keeping Orchard House afloat as they depend upon tourism to meet the costs of keeping up the historic house museum. The latest Little Women movie had brought scores of new visitors until the virus shut things down. Now you can help to support orchard house while being able to take a personal tour. See below for details from Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House website. I took the tour and I loved it.
From the Orchard House site: You can now experience Orchard House virtually via a 15-minute video tour with “Louisa May Alcott” herself — portrayed by Orchard House Executive Director Jan Turnquist, who is world-renowned for her living history presentations (view trailer here) — and a 20-minute video that provides an up close and personal tour of our rooms and artifacts (view trailer here). Bonus free admission for a guided tour after Orchard House re-opens is also included.
All this for only $10 — less than the cost of admission!
So far, our Virtual Visit Videos have been viewed by people across the United States as well as in Japan, Costa Rica, and New Zealand! Educators can plan to share their computer screens during online learning sessions to watch these videos with their students, while “armchair travelers” can practically feel like they are here — and even linger on images of rooms and artifacts.
To gain access to this exclusive bundle, please visit our Vimeo On Demand site
There is more …
I encourage you to bookmark this page: https://louisamayalcott.org/digital-discovery and check back frequently. There will be many other virtual opportunities to visit Orchard House. I am particularly looking forward to the series on various archives that we don’t usually get to see.
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