Orchard House/Boston: Alcott's Girlhood Home in Boston: 20 Pickney Street
Again, I'll quote my walking tour:
When I finally made it to this house, trudging up hills carrying my trusty 2% latte, there was construction going on across the street. The guys working on the house there seemed puzzled at my odd behavior-- stopping to take pictures of what, to them, was probably an ordinary house. I took several photos, and stood there and smiled for a few minutes, imagining Louisa stomping about the hills nearby, peering out of the window at me, maybe even waving. The lady who lives nextdoor came out to walk her Golden Lab and asked me, very politely, what I was looking for. I told her, and she smiled, and said the Alcott's hadn't lived there very long and were even "evicted." She told me I ought to go to Concord-- and I told her I planned to, but still, this place was important too.
I spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around Boston looking at other historic sites-- but most of them didn't draw me the way this one did.