Alden House Historic Site

Alden House Historic Site
105 Alden Street
Duxbury , MA
Phone: 781-934-9092

Alden House Historic Site is part of the original property given to Mayflower Pilgrims, John Alden and  Priscilla Mullins in 1627. Their courtship was immortalized as one of America’s great love stories in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Courtship of Myles Standish”. In 1627, the couple moved to Duxbury where they raised 10 children, built a home, and became prosperous farmers while John also served as one of Plymouth colony’s leaders.  Alden House Historic Site is still owned by the Alden family.  Now designated a National Historic Landmark, the property welcomes visitors to discover the story of one of America’s founding families through guided tours of the Alden family home (c. 1680), archaeological site of the ‘first house’, and to stroll its picturesque grounds.

Reproduction barn includes gift shop, displays, and restroom.  Building is climate controlled and handicapped accessible.  Bus parking available; picnic tables.  

Additional Information

Season: May 20, 2020 through October 10, 2020
Days: Wednesdays-Saturdays and at other times by appointment.
Hours: 12-4pm
Touring Time: One hour
Group Size Limit: 55
Activity Offered for Split Group: Groups can be divided into half to tour the Alden house and "first site" foundation
Presentation: Also available:“Alden Spirits Tour”- Explore the stories of Alden ghosts, past and present.Led by costumed guides.This tour is offered during day and evening hours
Self Guided or Guided: Guided tours of Alden House
Fee/Free : $8 adults; $5 kids and students
Wheelchair Access: Limited to first floor of house museum
Group Leader Free: Yes
Driver Free: Yes
Deposit Policy: Deposit not required