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Richard Sparrow House

42 Sumner Street, Plymouth, MA
508-747-1240
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Ranked #15 of 39 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Historic Sites, Art Galleries
Description: Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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36 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A good glimpse of what life was like for the settlers. From the low height of the doorways, the narrowness of the stairway, and the simple furnishings you get a sense of what their life was like. I would recommend not just peeking in but spend some time in reflection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This two room museum & shop is a quick look into the simplicity of Pilgrim life. They ask for a donation, but don't demand an admission fee. The gift shop is a step or two above the touristy kitsch! Take a few minutes to see the house. It's right near the grist mill and the cemetery.

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Herefordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is the oldest timbered house in Plymouth which makes it worth a visit as Plymouth has many sites of historic interest. The gift shop has some very tasteful items not found in in the usual gift shops, making it the ideal place to purchase a special present. The staff are very helpful and take a real pride in their... More

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Hannibal, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The "Oldest House in Plymouth". Does that make it the oldest house in the U.S.? Either way, if you go to Plymouth and don't check this out, you will always wish you did. It is worth the stop, for sure.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Nice little gift shop with lots of pretty items, nice proprietors and elegantly wrapped gifts. I needed something for a very special occasion. The person won't be disappointed by the presentation or the gift for sure!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have been going here for years with my mom and sister. They have some of the best jewelry and other items. For Christmas or birthdays I always stop by to do some of my shopping and they always have new items. You can tell they take pride in their items and are always very friendly and helpful. Just watch... More

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