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The Hedge House

126 Water Street
Plymouth, MA
(508) 746-0012

Plymouth Antiquarian Society

The 1809 Hedge House is one of Plymouth’s finest examples of Federal period architecture, featuring octagonal rooms in the mainblock, and a rare, intact carriage house. Built by sea captain William Hammatt, the house was originally located on Court St., where Memorial Hall is today. In 1830, merchant Thomas Hedge purchased the house and added a three-story ell to accommodate his large family.

From its current Water Street location, the Hedge House Museum overlooks scenic Plymouth harbor.

Tours of the restored Hedge House are available on a regular basis each year
during the summer months, or by special appointment. Guided tours Wednesday-Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., June through August. Admission: $6 adults; $3 children.

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Hedge House, Plymouth, built in 1809.

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Spooner House

27 North Street
Plymouth
(508) 746-0012

Plymouth Antiquarian Society

The Spooner House is one of the oldest structures on Plymouth’s picturesque
North Street. It was home to one Plymouth family, the Spooners, for over two hundred years. Five generations of one family lived here from before the American Revolution into the 20th century. This 1749 house, with its original furnishings, gives an intimate view of Plymouth history after the Pilgrims, including stories of local mariners, merchants, patriots, slaves and reformers.

Tours June through August: Thursdays and Sundays, 2 to 6 pm. Admission: $6 adults; $3 children.

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Spooner House, Plymouth, built in1749.

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Harlow Old Fort House

119 Sandwich Street
Plymouth
(508) 746-0012

Plymouth Antiquarian Society

Sgt. William Harlow built the house in 1677 for his family of 10, and worked as
a cooper, farmer and soldier.

In 1676, Harlow was granted permission to salvage material from the Pilgrim’s
fort-house on Burial Hill to use in the construction of his new dwelling. From the early 19th century, the Harlow House has been notable for the hand-hewn
beams attributed to this source.

Costumed interpreters offer tours of the 17th-century homestead and demonstrate daily activities of colonial American life.

Admission, free. Open for guided tours Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June through August, and for special events.

Harlow House, Plymouth, built in 1677.

Harlow House, Plymouth, built in 1677.

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Pilgrim Hall Museum

75 Court Street
Plymouth
(508) 746-1620

Pilgrim Hall Museum

America’s museum of Pilgrim possessions, exhibits include William Bradford’s Bible, Peregrine White’s cradle, Myles Standish’s sword and other objects that came on the Mayflower. Enjoy a 15 minute film telling the dramatic story of the Mayflower Pilgrims and their courageous early years in Plymouth. Treasure Hunts for children. Come touch a piece of Plymouth Rock!

$10 for adults (16+), $8 for senior citizens (62+), $6 for children (6-15), and $28 for a family (2 adults with their children aged 6-15). Residents of Plymouth, Massachusetts are admitted free of charge, as are children (5 and under).

Open February through December, 7 days a week, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Closed Christmas eve, Christmas day, New Year’s eve, and the month of January.  

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Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, built in 1824.

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The Mayflower Society House

4 Winslow Street Plymouth, MA(508)746-2590

The Mayflower Society House

Across the street and around the corner from Plymouth Rock, in the heart of Plymouth’s historic district, is The Mayflower Society House. The grounds host the historic eighteenth century dwelling built by the great-grandson of Pilgrim Edward Winslow. Behind this stately mansion are the offices and library of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. The property overlooks Plymouth harbor where a reproduction of the Mayflower II ship is moored, and Cole’s Hill, the final resting place of many of the Pilgrims, may also be seen.
Stop by to take a guided tour of the House, explore the beautiful garden, and visit our library. This elegant mansion has ten rooms, three centuries of furnishings and artifacts, and is rich in history, including the wedding of Ralph Waldo Emerson to Lidian Jackson in 1834. We would enjoy meeting you, and telling you more about our organization and the history of this celebrated site. 
Nominal admission. Group rates arranged.Open every day from May 15th to October 30th – Hours 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Closed July 4th. Adults: $7, AAA members and Seniors (62+): $5, Children (12 – 18 years): $5, Children under 12 years, Active Duty Military, Plymouth Residents, and Society Members: FREE.


First Parish Meetinghouse in Plymouth

19 Town Square, Plymouth, MA 02360, (508) 747-1606

First Parish Meetinghouse of Plymouth

At the heart of the Pilgrim story stands Plymouth’s First Parish Meetinghouse, birthplace of religious and civic freedom in America. Built on the site where the Pilgrims gathered their church nearly 400 years ago at the base of historic Burial Hill, First Parish is one of the oldest continuous spiritual institutions in America.  Through its Norman architecture, unaltered Arts & Crafts interior, and unique stained glass windows that depict moments in Pilgrim history, the 1899 Meetinghouse, also known as the National Memorial Pilgrim Church, celebrates the freedoms established by the Pilgrims.  In 2014 the Meetinghouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its historic importance and architectural significance.

The Meetinghouse is open for tours during the months of June through October and by appointment by calling 508-747-1606. All are welcome at 10AM Sunday services.

 

The Mayflower Society House, Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Mayflower Society House, Plymouth, built in 1754.

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First Parish Meetinghouse of Plymouth

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