Little Women

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The Plot

You simply can’t beat an all-star cast, especially not when said cast includes the likes of Meryl Streep, Emma Watson and Laura Dern. Little Women was originally a novel written by Louisa May Alcott in 1898, which has since been adapted to film no less than six times (and counting). It follows the story of four sisters coming of age during the aftermath of the American Civil War, and the crew rolled back the clock by 150 years in Boston’s Back Bay to achieve the required period aesthetic for the film.

Destination film statistics

Film Released

2019 (US), 2020 (UK)

Gross Box Office

Unknown – yet to be released

Filming Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Destination Landmarks and Locations

Landmarks and Locations

  • Dartmouth Street and Marlborough Street in Back Bay, Boston
  • Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Boston
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Why You Should Visit

On the pretty streets of Boston you can lose yourself in one of the most historic cities in the United States. Fondly referred to as “The Cradle of Modern America”, Boston is the home of the American Revolution as well as one of the most famous universities in the world: Harvard. You can visit Harvard’s beautiful Arnold Arboretum, one of the main filming locations for Little Women, and wander amongst its collection of trees, shrubs and woody vines, all the while pretending you’re wearing pretty frocks and petticoats or stovepipe hats and pinstripe suits.

Destination Film Facts
  • Did You Know?

    The novel, Little Women, has been translated into over 50 languages worldwide.

  • Did You Know?

    Producers had to lay down a layer of dirt for horses and carriages across multiple street locations to achieve an 1800s aesthetic for the film.

  • Did You Know?

    Emma Watson took over the role of Meg March from Emma Stone, who was originally meant to be playing the part but became unavailable due to scheduling conflicts. This is ironic, as Emma Stone took over the role of Mia in La La Land from Emma Watson in 2016, after Watson dropped out due to her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast.