Before I could get out the door for our long-planned Concord weekend, Susan Bailey at Louisa May Alcott Is My Passion posted a similar report. Great minds think alike.
After our arrival Thursday afternoon we enjoyed just walking through this lovely town, enjoying the spring flowers and the well-preserved churches and buildings.
Friday morning we toured Louisa May Alcott’s home at Orchard House.
Saturday morning we went to the Wayside — one of the homes of the Alcotts and, later, of Nathaniel Hawthorne — but we found it closed. We visited another revolutionary war site, Merriam’s Corner, as well as the Concord Free Library. Among other attractions it has paintings and sculptures of Concord authors, including a Daniel Chester French statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The highlight of the day was a performance of Little Women by The Concord Players. This community theater group was founded by Louisa May Alcott and her sister Anna and has been in continuous existence ever since. Every 10 years they present Little Women in Louisa May Alcott’s honor. Blogger Susan Bailey (see above) joined us. We laughed (mostly) and cried (a little).