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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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Georgetown, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A beautiful mansion that preserves this period and serves as a location for the Society. The Society has been very helpful in finding our roots and preserve the true heritage of these courageous travelers.

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Reno, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you go to this house in the summer it can be very hot...but to see our history makes it all worth while...and don't forget those lovely gardens out back...beautiful

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West Milford, New Jersey
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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
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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127 helpful votes 127 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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