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Mayflower Society House and Library

Winslow and North Street, Plymouth, MA
508-746-2590
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Ranked #10 of 39 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Libraries
Description: This museum is the headquarters for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.
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West Milford, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First be advised - there is no A/C here, BUT - it's definitely a tour worth taking. The home is breathtakingly beautiful. There is a bunch of history in this home and the women did a fabulous job explaining everything to us. Inexpensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Found records tracing my family back to the Mayflower and William Bradford. Found we were eligible for membership to the Mayflower Society.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The library and the research library is an incredible resource for genealogical research. The visit helped close the single gap in the direct line to the Mayflower. Unfortunately we could not have a copy of the data, but we have a great lead to the next step we need to take.

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Wilton, California
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245 attraction reviews
414 helpful votes 414 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The House was closed but with so many Mayflower families in our ancestors we were thrilled to pay $5 to go through the treasure trove of history in the library. The woman that we spoke with asked which names we were researching and immediately showed us four or five areas and specific books to look at. It was fascinating. We... More

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Denver, Colorado
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20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were helped by the librarian to begin our search for Mayflower ancestors. She was helpful and guided us with thoughtful ideas to work upon when we arrived home.

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Norwalk, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I visited the Mayflower Society Library several times. The librarian was extremely helpful. They have some wonderful resources available to learn about the Pilgrims, your ancestors in the area, and the general area itself. I would highly recommend it as a stop for anyone visiting the area.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A jewel in Plymouth, beautifully maintained and furnished with many of the items of the Pilgrims. The Mayflower Descendants should be very proud of this beautiful eighteenth century museum.

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Sevenoaks
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46 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The guides really make this place come to life. It was a shame that there are only two original pieces remaining in the house. I wish iIhad been told at the beginning that to be a member of the Society you need too be a proven decendant of a Pilgrim father as that would have made it even more interesting.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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335 reviews 335 reviews
77 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was a complete surprise to us. We had found this museum while heading down to the Mayflower II. We found the guides to be extremely knowledgeable and engaged in the era and benefits of the museum/house from both the historical aspect but also for the educational prospective. Being somewhat of a history buff and student of the era, I... More

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Interesting and informative tour given by the docents. Most displays are original dating back to the 1600s and forward. The grounds are magnificent including the flowers and gardens. But it is the tour of the rooms in the house that is most interesting. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-members of the Society.

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