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Address: 42 Summer St, Plymouth, MA 02360-3456
Phone Number: 508-747-1240
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.

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How often do you get to walk inside a house built in 1640?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
djm006
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Adamstown, Maryland
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Adamstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank poukala
Ancaster
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Lynne W
Falmouth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Diane H
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Jobob H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Beaucaire2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Stop to see if you are in the neighborhood (next to Jenney Museum). Only $2 entry. Allow 15-30 minutes depending on how much you want to hear from the guide.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A great building and small store. If you have time you should stop and look around. We liked the customer service.

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The souvenir shop was nice and the rooms well kept. Very interesting historical site to visit and the staff was wonderful.

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