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June 14, 2018

Louisa May Alcott House

Many people have heard about the Alcott's Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts. Did you know that the Alcott's moved around a lot? For many years the family lived in Boston.

If your walking around Beacon Hill you may encounter a sign on a house that Louisa May Alcott once lived at:

Louisa May Alcott House Boston

Fun Facts about the Boston House

  • Louisa May Alcott and her Father lived here from 1852 to 1855 (She was 20-years-old)
  • She wrote her first story here: The Rival Painters: A Tale of Rome
  • Louisa May's room was on the third floor
  • Thanks to the success of Little Women, the Alcotts was able to move to the more prosperous neighborhood of Louisburg Square.
  • The house is part of the Boston Women's Heritage Trail of Beacon Hill.

Plaque on the Building

The plaque on the building reads:

As a little girl Louisa May Alcott lived in rented rooms at 20 Pinckney Street. The Alcott house was part of the Boston literary scene during the decades before the Civil War. Louisa's father Bronson Alcott, was an innovative educator whose friends included Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Henry Channing and William Lloyd Garrison.

In the 1800s, her reputation and fortune secure, Miss Alcott returned to Beacon Hill. She lived at 10 Louisburg Square until her death.

Finding the Boston's House

The house is located at 20 Pinckney St, Boston, Massachusetts. This is a private residence, there are no tours in this location.

Best Public Transportation Route: From Park Street Station, walk up to the State House, turn left on Beacon Street, and then right onto Joy Street then take your second left onto Pinckney Street. The house will be the eighth house on your left.

2018 Boston Blog Postings

June 7, 2018Wall of Literary Awards
May 31, 2018Marvin Goody Memorial
May 24, 2018Boston Chinatown Gate
May 17, 2018Royal Coat of Arms
May 10, 2018The Colby Trophy Room
May 3, 2018Winthrop-Carter Building
April 26, 2018World War II Memorial in Boston
April 19, 2018Quaker Lane
April 12, 2018King Chapel Memorial
April 5, 2018Endicott Statue
March 29, 2018Boston Bricks
March 22, 2018Salada Tea Doors
March 15, 2018Boston Sign
March 8, 2018Boston Spring 2018
March 1, 2018Boston Marathon Memorial
February 15, 2018Declaration of Independence Tablet
February 8, 2018Boston in the Winter
February 1, 2018Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial
January 25, 2018House of Blues
January 18, 2018John Endicott Resident Plaque
January 11, 2018Blazing Paddles
January 4, 2018Great Molasses Flood

2017 Boston Blog Postings

December 28, 2017Best Boston Blog Post of 2017
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December 14, 2017Phillips Brooks Statue
December 7, 2017Map of the Boston Marathon Finish Line Locations
November 30, 2017Governor John Brooks
November 23, 2017Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1817
November 16, 2017Frog Pond
November 9, 2017State House Great Hall Clock
November 2, 2017Ames-Webster Mansion
October 26, 2017Ghost Encounter at the Boston Athenaeum
October 19, 2017Gilbert Stuart
October 12, 2017John Smibert
October 5, 2017Boston Neck 2017
September 28, 2017Massachusetts State House Library
September 21, 2017Union Oyster House
September 14, 2017John Winthrop Statue
September 7, 2017Harriet Tubman Park
August 31, 2017Boston Public Gardens Foot Bridge
August 24, 2017Alexander Graham Bell
August 17, 2017The Ames Building
August 10, 2017Democratic Donkey
August 3, 2017William H. Sumner
July 27, 2017Copley Outbound T Exit
July 20, 2017Boston Public Library Bronze Doors
July 13, 2017Bova's Bakery
July 6, 2017Boston Museum of Science Notables
June 29, 2017Senator Charles Sumner Statue
June 25, 2017Red Bear on David Ortiz Bridge
June 22, 2017Elm Trees at the Shaw Memorial
June 15, 2017Fan Pier Park
June 8, 2017Caryatids
June 1, 2017Boylston Street Fishweir
May 25, 2017Boston's Wang Center
May 18, 2017Memorial Day Flag Garden
May 11, 2017Pi Alley
May 4, 2017District Hall
April 27, 2017William Dawes
April 20, 2017Quincy, Josiah Statue
April 13, 2017Kirstein Business Branch
April 6, 2017Ether Monument
March 30, 2017Newport, Oregon sign in Kenmore Square
March 23, 2017Boston Spring
March 16, 2017Charles F. Hurley
March 9, 2017Irish Famine Memorial
March 2, 2017Coconut Grove Night Club Fire
February 23, 2017Oliver Ames Jr. Square
February 16, 2017Mario Susi & Sons Marker
February 9, 2017"Then & Now" MOS Exhibit
February 2, 2017Washington Portrait at the Boston Public Library
January 26, 2017Boston Logan International Airport
January 19, 2017Certificate of Occupancy
January 12, 2017Martin Luther King Lived Here
January 5, 2017Map of Back Bay at the Back Bay MBTA Station

2016 Boston Blog Postings

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December 8, 2016Symphony Hall
December 1, 2016Prudential Skywalk Observatory
November 24, 2016Christmas Tree from Halifax
November 17, 2016Boston's Old City Hall
November 10, 2016Charles Hilgenhurst Medallion
November 3, 2016Boston Radio Graphic
October 27, 2016Central Burial Grounds
October 20, 2016Parkman Bandstand
October 13, 2016Quack is Back!
October 6, 2016Boston Gaol
September 29, 2016Quincy Market
September 22, 2016Boston Public Library - Bates Hall
September 15, 2016Mary Dyer
September 8, 2016William Billings
September 1, 2016Bent 38 Central Artery Pole
August 25, 2016Eugène Létang Bronze Tablet
August 18, 2016Apple Store (Boston)
August 11, 2016Boston Stone
August 4, 2016Sacred Cod of Massachusetts
July 28, 2016Nickys Peanut Cart at Fenway Park
July 26, 2016Cheers Boston - Gluten Free
July 21, 2016Thompson Island Cemetery
July 14, 2016Thompson Island
July 7, 2016Boston Replica Libery Bell Location
June 30, 2016Boda Borg
June 23, 2016Swan Boats on the Boston Public Gardens
June 16, 2016Equestrian Statue of George Washington
June 9, 2016Citgo Sign in Kenmore Square
June 2, 2016Make Way For Ducklings Statue
May 26, 2016Geographic Center of Boston
May 19, 2016Sándor Petőfi Memorial at the Prudential Mall
May 12, 2016The Great Elm Chair
May 5, 2016Boston's Great Elm
April 28, 2016X Doesn't Mark the Spot
April 21, 2016Rivalry (Boston and New York)
April 14, 2016Leif Ericsson Statue
April 7, 2016Fenway Park
March 31, 2016Discover the Boston Marathon Finish Lines
March 24, 2016Things to do with a Preschooler in Boston
March 22, 2016New Back Bay Video Display
March 17, 2016Happy Evacuation Day!
March 10, 2016Prudential Tower Time Capsule
March 3, 2016Prudential Preferred Shopper Card
February 25, 2016Copley Place Construction
February 18, 2016Signs of Spring in Boston
February 11, 2016Back Bay Buildings
February 4, 2016Dunkin Donuts vs Starbucks in Boston
January 28, 2016Thinking Cup
January 21, 2016Trident Booksellers and Cafe
January 14, 2016The Christian Science Plaza
January 7, 2016Missed Boston Area Resturants

2015 Boston Blog Postings

December 31, 2015Levenger Leaves Boston
December 24, 2015Boston Santa
December 20, 2015Peppa Pig Live
December 17, 2015Public Bathrooms of the Back bay
December 10, 2015Magic 106.7
December 3, 2015Durgin Park
September 3, 2015MBTA T-Alerts
July 15, 2015Logan Airport Cell Phone Parking lot Overflow
July 8, 2015Boston Science Museum
June 16, 2015Section 5 in Fenway Park
June 8, 2015Duck Pond on Botolph Street
February 2, 2015National Weatherperson's Day

2014 Boston Blog Postings

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