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Richard Sparrow House

42 Sumner Street, Plymouth, MA
508-747-1240
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Ranked #15 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Art Galleries, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.
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Type: Art Galleries, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.

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Clawson, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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72 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
32 helpful votes 32 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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