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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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Hidden Gem

Small gift shop loaded with local and American made jewelry, cratfs, and gift ware. Friendly service and most of the merchandise is very unique .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Voorheesville, New York
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

House consists of a very nice gift shop and one room with historical artifacts. They suggest a $2 donation to enter the room. Near the Jenny Grist Mill so easy to just step into on the way to the Grist Mill.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Small gift shop loaded with local and American made jewelry, cratfs, and gift ware. Friendly service and most of the merchandise is very unique .

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We dropped in for the pottery and ended with a little history on the oldest house in the area. No fee donation only, we did end up with a nice pottery bowl.

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Clinton, Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This house shows how the Sparrow family lived just after the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth in 1620. The sparse furnishings and plain wood walls surround the huge fireplace that served as the home's only source of heat and cooking area. I think kids today should see things like this to appreciate how easy they have it today. To enter, you... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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