Where was Little Women filmed? The houses and all the locations

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Inspired by Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, the 2019 movie Little Women was filmed where she wrote it, in Massachusetts.

This new version of the classic coming-of-age period drama, featuring a number of stunning houses and manors, is directed by actress and filmmaker Greta Gerwig, who in 2017 delivered the acclaimed film Lady Bird.

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Saoirse Ronan leads the impressive cast rounded out by Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Eliza Scanlen, Louis Garrel, Timothée Chalamet, and Chris Cooper.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of Little Women. We’ve broken the movie down into the key sites, ordered by first appearance.

The Little Women locations

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The scenes on the streets of New York were filmed in downtown Lawrence.

The film crew transformed Appleton and Common Streets into a period set, sending the neighborhood back in time.
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Gibson House Museum
Both the exterior and the interior of the Gibson House Museum served as Jo's boarding house.

Located near the museum featured in The Last of Us in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, this house built in 1859 is a well-preserved example of Victorian architecture.
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Arnold Arboretum Boston
The scene with Amy and Aunt March in a carriage through the dirt roads of Paris was filmed at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston.

Founded in 1872, this botanical garden is one of the oldest in North America.

The arboretum spans over 281 acres (113 hectares) and is managed by Harvard University.
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Meg's House was filmed in one of the Fruitlands Museum houses in Harvard.

This is the former Shaker Office, housing the Shaker collection.
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The Little Women house

Alcott Orchard House
The real Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, where the writer spent part of her childhood, is located at 399 Lexington Road, in the city of Concord.

Here is where she wrote Little Women back in 1868. As local media WBUR reports, today the house still survives as a museum.

The filmmakers couldn't accommodate this large production here, as the space was too small to fit all cast and crew.
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That's why the March house featured in the movie was temporarily built on land off Lowell Road in Concord, as Variety reported.

The new house, located near the original one, was painstakingly full-scale reproduced.

However, some interiors were shot in an enormous warehouse in Franklin.
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Laurence House Little Women
The Laurence House is a white mansion that as in the movie, it is actually located next to the Orchard house replica in Concord.

With woods and a pond nearby, this location was also the perfect setting to film the ice-skating scene.
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Nathaniel Thayer Estate
As Boston.com reported, the Laurence House interior was filmed in the Nathaniel Thayer Estate, a historic Georgian Revival manor in Lancaster.
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Emerson Colonial Theater
The theater was filmed at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston.

Originally opened doors in 1900, this venue has undergone extensive renovations and restorations, aiming to preserve its historic charm while modernizing its facilities.
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Gardiner House
The Gardiner House, where Jo meets Laurie at the New Year's Eve ball, is the Lyman Estate in Waltham.

Surrounded by large gardens, this beautiful 1793 historic country mansion is also known as The Vale.
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Grand Ballroom Fairmont Copley Plaza
The New Year’s Eve ball in Paris was shot in the Grand Ballroom at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Since its opening in 1912, this elegant and luxurious hotel has been a symbol of Boston’s rich history.
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The City of Concord in Little Women

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Several scenes set in Concord were filmed in the small and super-cute town of Harvard in Worcester County, 25 miles northwest of the city of Boston.

Pictured, the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, a beautiful example of New England colonial architecture.
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The post office, the butcher and some other buildings in Concord were just a set built in a park between the General Store and the Harvard Congregational Church in Harvard.

The tailor's shop interior was filmed on the second floor of the Harvard General Store.
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Aunt March manor
Aunt March's mansion was filmed at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton.

This historic country estate features a magnificent mansion surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens that are open to visitors daily from sunrise to sunset, free of charge.
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315 Dartmouth Boston
Built in the 1870s, this mansion is located at 315 Dartmouth in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.

In 2015, this nine-bedroom home, which was restored to its former glory in 1997, was on the market for $20 million.
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Headquarters House Boston
The staircase scene in the Moffat House was shot at the Headquarters House (also known as the William Hickling Prescott House), a historic museum located at 55 Beacon Street in Boston.

Built in 1808, the property is a National Historic Landmark, owned by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
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Crane Beach Ipswich
The beach scenes were filmed on Crane Beach in Ipswich.

More than 1,200 acres of spectacular beachfront make up this sand dune landscape.
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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Several scenes set in Paris were filmed in Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, including the garden, a courtyard, and the seashore of Concord Beach.

The actual 'Great House' is a 59-room Stuart-style mansion built in 1928. This stunning seaside estate features beautifully undulating landscaped grounds.
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Les Filles du docteur March Lieux de tournage
A key scene with Jo and Laurie in the Concord Hills was filmed on Gibbet Hill in Groton, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
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Concord Train Station
The Concord Train Station was filmed in Stoughton.

The Massachusetts Film Office published a pdf including all the film shooting locations.
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