1809 Hedge House Museum
The 1809 Hedge House is one of Plymouth's finest examples of Federal period architecture, featuring octagonal rooms in the mainblock, and a rare, intact carriage house. Built by sea captain William Hammatt, the house was originally located on Court St., where Memorial Hall is today. In 1830, merchant Thomas Hedge purchased the house and added a three-story ell to accommodate his large family.
From its current Water Street location, the Hedge House Museum overlooks scenic Plymouth harbor. Period rooms reveal the richness of 19th century social and domestic life, with China Trade treasures, American furnishings, paintings, textiles, and toys on display. The Rose T. Briggs Memorial Garden features brick pathways and flowering perennials. Guided tours last approximately 30 minutes and are available seasonally.
The Hedge House is the site of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society's Summer Fair, held every August on the sweeping front lawn by the waterfront.
Plymouth Underbelly Tours
Encounter Plymouth’s unexpected history on a guided Underbelly Tour through the old town center. History is more than dates and details – uncover the raw and real side of life in olden times on this one-hour exploration. Our expert guides show you the strange but true side of Plymouth’s past, from murderous encounters to skunky schools and shape-shifting witches. Find out what the Pilgrims never wanted you to know!
June through September-Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7pm
Tours Year Round: Set up a tour to suit your schedule at any time of year! Minimum of 10 people. Reservation with $25 non-refundable deposit required.