Open the Door ... Become a Member!

Membership in "Friends of the Alcotts" offers the opportunity to participate in the life of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House through unique and exciting special programs and volunteer activities.


BASIC BENEFITS provide:

  • Free admission to regular guided tours for one year
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases or mail orders
  • Advance notice of/discounts on public programs, including the Annual Holiday Program and the Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Workshop
  • Invitations to "Members Only" events 


Please note that beginning in 2018, Orchard House implemented a "paperless membership system" and will no longer mail cards in an effort to conserve natural and human resources (the exception being Library Circuit passes).  All member benefits are active once payment is received, so you need only have your status verified by our Staff when you visit or place a mail order.


Join or Renew today!


Membership payments may be made by check/money order (in US funds) or with MC/VISA/AMEX/Discover.

Please click here to join/renew your membership via our secure online Museum Store.  (Please note that you do not need to have or register for a PayPal account.  Simply select the option to use a debit or credit card and input your own payment information.  You may instead download a Membership Form to print and return by mail or fax.)

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Membership Categories at a Glance

Students & Seniors - $25

Individual membership for Students

(age 18+) or Seniors (age 62+),

with Basic Benefits for member only

Pickwick Club - $40

Individual adult membership with

Basic Benefits for member only

Plumfield Society - $60

Basic Benefits for a Family

(up to 2 adults & up to 4 youths, ages 6-17)

+ 2 Guests per visit 

Writer's Guild - $125

Basic Benefits for a Family

(up to 2 adults & up to 4 youths, ages 6-17)

+ 4 Guests per visit + 2 Holiday Program passes

Philosopher's Group - $250

Basic Benefits for a Family

(up to 2 adults & up to 4 youths, ages 6-17)

+ 6 Guests per visit + 4 Holiday Program passes

+ 20% Museum Store discount during the Holiday Program

Transcendentalist Circle - $500

Basic Benefits for a Family

(up to 2 adults & up to 4 youths, ages 6-17)

+ 8 Guests per visit + 6 Holiday Program passes

+ 20% Museum Store discount during the Holiday Program  (First-time Transcendentalist Circle members

also receive a Little Women hardcover book)

Library Circuit - $150

Available to public or university libraries only

Patrons enjoy half-priced admission to regular guided tours (up to 2 Adults + up to 4 Youths per pass per day), while Library Staff are entitled to discounts on public programs and special events

(Join/Renew by completing a Membership Form here)

Scrap~Baggers (USA) - $10

Individual membership only for younger Alcott enthusiasts (through age 17) in the USA

Free youth admission to regular guided tours

+ 10% discount on Museum Store purchases/mail 

+ invitations to "Members Only" events

(no program/event discounts)

Scrap~Baggers (Int'l) - $12

 Individual membership only for younger Alcott enthusiasts (through age 17) outside the USA

Free youth admission to regular guided tours

+ 10% discount on Museum Store purchases/mail orders + invitations to "Members Only" events

(no program/event discounts)

Order your Membership today!