Fruitlands may refer to:

  • Fruitlands (transcendental center), American historic landmark; short-lived Massachusetts utopian community founded in June 1843 by Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane
  • Fruitlands Museum, American museum on site of transcendental center; in 1997 Fruitlands Museums Historic District was added to National Register of Historic Places
  • Fruitlands (Augusta National Golf Club), American historic domestic single dwelling added in 1979 to National Register of Historic Places listings in Richmond County, Georgia (listing 19)
  • Fruitlands, New Zealand, 19th century gold mining settlement in Central Otago district on South Island; picturesque tourist area which takes its name from unsuccessful 1920s orchards

Other articles related to "fruitlands":

Fruitlands (transcendental Center) - Residents
... no formal admission requirements or procedures to join the community at Fruitlands, and there was no official record-keeping of members ... Residents of the Fruitlands came to be called "consecrated cranks" and followed strict principles and virtues ... She was one of only two women who lived at Fruitlands, and was primarily responsible for taking care of the house and farm, as well as raising her four children ...
Fruitlands Museum - History
... Fruitlands, inspired by Transcendentalism and Amos Bronson Alcott's ideas of societal reform, was established on 90 acres (360,000 m2) purchased by Charles Lane in May 1843 ... and the site was optimistically named "Fruitlands" despite having only a small cluster of apple trees ... In addition to the Fruitlands building, the site now includes a transplanted Shaker house from the nearby Harvard Shaker Village, Native American artifacts and Hudson River School paintings ...
Louisa May Alcott - Childhood and Early Work
... with six other members of the Consociate Family, to the Utopian Fruitlands community for a brief interval in 1843–1844 ... After the collapse of the Utopian Fruitlands, they moved on to rented rooms and finally, with Abigail May Alcott's inheritance and financial help from Emerson, they purchased a house in Concord ... in "plain living and high thinking" at Fruitlands ...
Charles Lane (transcendentalist) - Fruitlands
... June 1 and optimistically gave it the name "Fruitlands", despite only ten old apple trees on the property ... In principle, the Fruitlands reformers did not believe in purchasing property Lane said the following on the subject "We do not recognize the purchase of land but its redemption from the debasing state of ... "The consociate family", as Fruitlands residents referred to themselves, wished to achieve complete freedom by separating entirely from the world economy ...
Fruitlands (transcendental Center) - Dissolution and Legacy
... The biggest challenge at Fruitlands was the farming aspect the community had arrived at the farm a month behind the planting schedule and only about 11 acres (45,000 m2) of land were arable ... Using only their own hands, the Fruitlands residents were incapable of growing a sufficient amount of food to get them through the winter ... Fruitlands was also hampered by its structure ...