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Address: Winslow and North Street, Plymouth, MA
Phone Number: 508-746-2590
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This museum is the headquarters for the General Society of Mayflower...

This museum is the headquarters for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

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Great Place to Learn First Hand about the Pilgrims

A great place to learn about the Pilgrims and The Mayflower Compact signed on 11 November 1620 onboard the Mayflower shortly after she came to Provincetown Harbor. Having gained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
Paul M
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Montclair, Virginia

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Montclair, Virginia
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

A great place to learn about the Pilgrims and The Mayflower Compact signed on 11 November 1620 onboard the Mayflower shortly after she came to Provincetown Harbor. Having gained permission from England to settle in Virginia, the Pilgrims intended to settle near the Hudson River, but due to a near shipwreck on their attempt to head south, they decided to... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Good genealogical and historical library not really specific to Mayflower passengers. Helpful librarian and very low non-member library fee. Parking is limited, but space available the two times we have been there. One way streets and narrow driveway. The house is separate from the library and has little connection to the Pilgrims.

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Thank GGDesMoines
Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The tour was very informative and the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the house as well as the Plymouth area. Cost was reasonable in comparison to what we paid for other tours ($7 per adult). Since my husband is a descendant from the Mayflower, the tour guide spent extra time to point out items related to... More 

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Thank Mary Y
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I was trying to do research on my 13th and 12th great grandparents who where on the Mayflower. Someone suggested I go to this place. The Society House and Library and two different buildings. I didn't make it in time to tour the Society House which probably would have been more helpful that the woman at the library. I guess... More 

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went to buy some books (Library has a five buck useage fee a day, but you probably know that if you want to use it and do not care.) and stayed for a tour. It was delightful, interesting, and the volunteer docents were nice, and kind. Fun to see another time period and another take on Plymouth and Days... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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243 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is wonderful if you are a descendant of someone on the Mayflower. Staff is extremely helpful and materials are excellent. A must visit for anyone into family history

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very interesting to see and talk to the volunteer. We were in a hurry and she kindly gave us a special short tour.

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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Tour of the house was just okay. Tour guides were scattered in what they told you about and it was mostly about the furnishings of the house rather than the society or the people who owned it. I would have preferred to hear about the families than the tiles that surround the fireplaces or a lamp. There is a library... More 

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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very informative and helpful place. Although on the steep side, I purchased some reference material in the gift store.

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Hartford
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130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We only visited the library, but our visit was very satisfactory! We were seeking information on how to proceed with Mayflower research, and the librarian was very helpful, offering suggestions for further research, family societies, etc. There is a fee to use the library. Allow ample time if you are panning to use the many resources available to you.

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