We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Richard Sparrow House

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 42 Summer St, Plymouth, MA 02360-3456
Phone Number: 508-747-1240
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 53 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
  • 2
  • 0

Looking for a unique gift, this is the place! Charming old home with good selection of jewelry and other items. And they gift wrap it for you...beautifully done!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Similar Things to Do in Plymouth

Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 53: English reviews
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a unique gift, this is the place! Charming old home with good selection of jewelry and other items. And they gift wrap it for you...beautifully done!

Thank E8943TYdeborahb
Neston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
233 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in to have a look at the gift shop and ended up chatting to the proprietors for quite a while. Lots of nice nic-nacs and a mini museum of Plymouth's oldest house next door. All very interesting. Well worth a few minutes of your time.

Thank Ian g
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised that all of the buildings from 1620's were no longer standing. I believe this home was built in 1640 and was told it is the oldest building left standing. You can only look at the bottom floor which is just an entry and living room. You can't go onto the 2nd floor for safety issues. It was... More 

Thank Cheryl A
Adamstown, Maryland
Level Contributor
123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We were in town to see the Plimouth plantation and couldn't resist stopping by the oldest surviving house in Plymouth. There's not too much to it, but frankly, the age of the house alone captured my attention. We probably only spent 20 minutes walking through the house and the gift shop next door. You have to go into the gift... More 

Thank djm006
Macomb, Michigan
Level Contributor
70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to see the shop. Once you walk in you can see the actual inside of the house, including the stairs and table setting. Nice free brief history!

Thank poukala
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

The staff is very knowledgeable about this property and history that surrounds it. You can tour the small house that has been painstakingly restored to the pilgrim period. There is a pottery store attached with great pieces to purchase. Adult attraction, not wheelchair friendly.

Thank Lynne W
Falmouth, Maine
Level Contributor
133 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

This oldest house in Plymouth devotes half its site to an active gift shop featuring handicrafts from artisans from around the area and the beyond. The shop is definately worth your time - many unique items. The "oldest house" part is really only one room -- but it's interesting, but you won't take long to see it, or learn a... More 

Thank Diane H
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Attached to a upscale gift shoppe, this was an accidental find for us. We were searching for authenticity and it did not disappoint us! Worth the time and free!

1 Thank Jobob H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

If you want to treat yourself or friends at home then this is the ideal place to go. Beautiful individual handcrafted jewellery, glassware and pottery, all made in the USA, displayed in a delightful setting with the museum next door. Highly recommended.

Thank Beaucaire2
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

I love the gift shop...everything made in USA...you can take a tour of house which is an added bonus

Thank CrazyJEM

Travelers who viewed Richard Sparrow House also viewed


Been to Richard Sparrow House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Richard Sparrow House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?