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Mayflower Society House and Library

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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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Beautiful Home.

Beautiful home!! The staff there was incredibly knowledgeable, very helpful, and answered all of our questions. As we are descended from one of the Pilgrims this home was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
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Howell, Michigan
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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Beautiful home!! The staff there was incredibly knowledgeable, very helpful, and answered all of our questions. As we are descended from one of the Pilgrims this home was a perfect place to visit. Also, no ropes keeping you out of rooms!!

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Falmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

If you are a member of the Mayflower, be sure to tell them -- members get a discount. Was also told that members can call and reserve overnight accomodations (for a fee of course), but don't know any more than that. This house was built by one of the great grandchildren of Mayflower descendent Edward Winslow. If you love seeing... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

It was a beautiful home and an interesting tour, but if you are looking for Mayflower pieces, it's better to go to the Pilgrim Hall Museum.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We spent two amazing hours in the library with the ancestry librarian. It was as if we were on the "Finding Your Roots" PBS show. Traced family to the Revolutionary War. Fabulous!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This actually is one of my favorite places in Plymouth and has been since I was very little. Every room and every piece of furniture (and mirror) has a history. The most memorable: the "widow's walk" on the uppermost roof where the ladies looked for their men & ships to come home.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

The house was not yet opened for tours but went into the library. My son is the 11th descendant of John Alden and was looking for further information. Got some great web site info and lineage groups to join for more information.

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Montclair, Virginia
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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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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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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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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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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