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Address: 42 Sumner Street, Plymouth, MA
Phone Number: 508-747-1240
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Description: Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.

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This is a great, VERY old home. There isn't much to see, but the gift shop adjoining has unusual things, and the profits all go towards charity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Lehi, Utah
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Lehi, Utah
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great, VERY old home. There isn't much to see, but the gift shop adjoining has unusual things, and the profits all go towards charity.

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Waterport, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Standing inside that house and realizing the age of the structure wasimpressive. Thanks to those who have preserved these buildings for generations to admire. We were impressed with the simple, sometimes crude, finished work, the smaller size of doorways and windows, low ceilings, etc. What a simple lifestyle they must have lived, yet hard!

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Clawson, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Being from the UK, I'm used to seeing buildings from the 13th century and earlier. It was great to be able to see something this old in the USA. Some people baulk at the gift shop, but the upkeep has to be paid for in some way.

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Miami, Florida
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344 reviews 344 reviews
85 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It is amazing that this house has lasted almost 400 years! Life styles have sure changed. House has period furniture. A gift shop is attached. Fee is a donation.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It is a cute little house, located next to the Jenney Museum. There was $2 donation to go in. It was worth it. It was hard to believe how low the ceiling was and how tiny the house was compared to the houses we live in now. I recommend it

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Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Was a bit disappointed with the Richard Sparrow House. When hearing it was the oldest house in Plymouth I definitely wanted to see, but upon entering found a little gift shop, and then only one room to see with very little historical information. I believe it's on donations only so I don't feel ripped off or anything, but just not... More 

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A small house but interesting to see. Well worth your time to see such an old house and imagine the lives of the residents.

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Middletown, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You can go though this house but you cant go upstairs? I like seeing the architecture of old houses and how they are built.

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West Milford, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Free entrance, donations gratefully accepted to keep running. Small but very nice to check out. Right near Jenney House. Informative.

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a wonderful small "museum" to visit while in Plymouth. The main part of the house is a gift store that only sells products made by artists in the United States. Absolutely beautiful, BEAUTIFUL products. I'm a bit of a minimalist, but was so tempted several times by the hand-thrown pottery. The lady working that day (July 10th, noon)... More 

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