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“What life was like” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Richard Sparrow House

Richard Sparrow House
Ranked #16 of 68 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.
Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What life was like”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

A good glimpse of what life was like for the settlers. From the low height of the doorways, the narrowness of the stairway, and the simple furnishings you get a sense of what their life was like. I would recommend not just peeking in but spend some time in reflection.

Visited October 2013
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English first
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146 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A quick worthwhile stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

This two room museum & shop is a quick look into the simplicity of Pilgrim life. They ask for a donation, but don't demand an admission fee. The gift shop is a step or two above the touristy kitsch! Take a few minutes to see the house. It's right near the grist mill and the cemetery.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank GinMcG
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Herefordshire
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308 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Interesting house and lovely gift shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is the oldest timbered house in Plymouth which makes it worth a visit as Plymouth has many sites of historic interest. The gift shop has some very tasteful items not found in in the usual gift shops, making it the ideal place to purchase a special present. The staff are very helpful and take a real pride in their merchandise.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Leintwardine
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Hannibal, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The "Oldest House in Plymouth".”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

The "Oldest House in Plymouth". Does that make it the oldest house in the U.S.? Either way, if you go to Plymouth and don't check this out, you will always wish you did. It is worth the stop, for sure.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Jeff81771
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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Nice little gift shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Nice little gift shop with lots of pretty items, nice proprietors and elegantly wrapped gifts. I needed something for a very special occasion. The person won't be disappointed by the presentation or the gift for sure!!!

Visited August 2013
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