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

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Small historic house

The souvenir shop was nice and the rooms well kept. Very interesting historical site to visit and the staff was wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Garrettsville, Ohio

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The souvenir shop was nice and the rooms well kept. Very interesting historical site to visit and the staff was wonderful.

Thank LVKfit
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A wonderful shop for one of a kind jewelry and crafts! Everything is hand made and lovely. Free gift wrapping is included.

Thank MaryLBRB
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Small museum but a treasure trove of pottery, jewellery and all kinds of arts and crafts which are actually made in the USA. So many souvenirs we found were made in China so it was great to have a real piece of American pottery to bring home (It was very well wrapped in the shop and survived in our suitcase

Thank janesview
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This 1640 home is the oldest remaining one in Plymouth. It is unbelieveably authentic and allows visitors to experience how the Pilgrims lived.

1 Thank Richard S
Voorheesville, New York
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Thank kgill150
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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 .

Thank 28JC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank rodger p
Clinton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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 

1 Thank Barbara H
Lehi, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

Thank Sandi W
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!

Thank wayne l

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