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Alden House Museum

105 Alden Street, P.O. Box 2754, Duxbury, MA 02331
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Duxbury
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Description: Built in 1653, this was the last home of John Alden, a powerful politician during America's colonial era.
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English first
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is not the actual house the Alden's occupied - well, maybe some of them. The original house built by John and Priscilla is long since gone though you can see a portion of the foundation and thus, where it originally stood. None of the furnishings are original. This is probably only of interest to those who are Alden descendants,... More

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Auburn, Alabama
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I visited Boston, Plymouth and Salem with a wish to connect with my heritage and ancestry. We started with the John Alden house in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Our guide, Matt was wonderful, providing much helpful information on our tour. It was both fun and educational. I would recommend this tour to all who are interested in history and/... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Both my wife and I are Alden decendents; we were therefore very interested in visiting. The design and house layout was particularly interesting. The grounds are worth a stroll as well.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Within the Alden House, which sits in the same property as The Art Complex Museum, there is a small gallery called Vaggvonad. We went to a small mixed media collage art show there. Wonderful. Very intimate space.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband's family is descended from the Alden's, so I had been wanting to check out this house for a while. Apparently this is the only estate established by a Mayflower family that has been in the family continuously since the beginning. Now it's run by a trust set up by various Alden descendents. The house is small, but it... More

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Fort Worth
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

It is important to mention that John Alden and his wife Priscilla Mullins came over on the Mayflower which is where they met. The Alden house was left by John to his son Jonathan and was ultimately sold to the Alden Kindred which is managed by Alden descendants. It has never been owned by anyone but the Alden family. There... More

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