Historic Houses and Societies

1809 Hedge House
126 Water Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-0012

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. Read more about 1809 Hedge House Museum

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth , MA
Phone: (508) 746-1622

Wampanoag Plimoth Plantation Homesite

Here you'll discover how the 17th-century Wampanoag would have lived along the coast during the growing season; planting their crops, fishing and hunting, gathering wild herbs and berries for food, and reeds for making mats and baskets. Read more about Wampanoag Plimoth Plantation Homesite

The Richard Sparrow House
42 Summer Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-747-1240

The Richard Sparrow House Museum

Richard Sparrow, his wife Pandora, and son Jonathan, left their home in England, and arrived in New Plimoth by 1633.  As a freeman, Richard was granted a house tract of six acres in 1636, which required him to construct a house within four years.  The original two-story house contained one room on each level and utilized cross summer beam construction.  With its large rooms, leaded glass window Read more about The Richard Sparrow House Museum

Plymouth Antiquarian Society
126 Water Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-0012

Plymouth Antiquarian Society

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society, founded in 1919, is Plymouth's largest organization dedicated to preserving historic houses and landmarks. The Society owns and maintains three historic houses from different centuries: the 1677 Harlow House, the 1749 Spooner House, and the 1809 Hedge House, and an ancient Native American site, Sacrifice Rock. Read more about Plymouth Antiquarian Society

The Jabez Howland House
33 Sandwich Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-9590

The Jabez Howland House

Pilgrim John Howland Society plans to open part-time on Phase 3 and will have a video tour ready in July. The Jabez Howland House is the only existing house in Plymouth where Pilgrims actually lived. The original 17th century two-story timber framed house consisted of the porch, hall and hall chamber. Read more about The Jabez Howland House

1749 Spooner House
27 North Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-0012

1749 Spooner House

Built circa 1749 for the widow Hannah Jackson, the Spooner House is one of the oldest structures on Plymouth's picturesque North Street. It was home to one Plymouth family, the Spooners, for over two hundred years. The first Spooner to occupy the house was Deacon Ephraim Spooner, a successful local merchant and patriot during the American Revolution. Read more about 1749 Spooner House

1677 Harlow Old Fort House
119 Sandwich Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-0012

1677 Harlow Old Fort House

Built in 1677, the gambrel-roofed Harlow Old Fort House is one of the few remaining 17th century buildings in the oldest established town in the Commonwealth. It was originally the family residence of settler William Harlow, a farmer, cooper and town official, who also served as sergeant of the local militia and participated in King Philip's War. Read more about 1677 Harlow Old Fort House

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

Alden House Historic Site

Alden House will be opening for guided tours the week of July 7, according to state guidelines. Visitors who wish to tour the house must make a reservation in advance, wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Guided tours will be offered Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 pm. Admission is $8 for adults; and $5 for kids and students. Read more about Alden House Historic Site

1749 Court House and Museum
Town Square
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-830-4075

1749 Court House and Museum

Located right in the center of Plymouth, The 1749 Court House is a museum filled with interesting items from Plymouth's history. It is the oldest wooden Court House and the longest used municipal building in America. The 1749 Court House was originally built for the joint use of the county and the Town of Plymouth. Open daily mid-June through mid-October. Read more about 1749 Court House and Museum

Mayflower Society House
4 Winslow Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-3188

Mayflower Society House

Closed through 2020 - Across the street and around the corner from Plymouth Rock, in the heart of this quaint village’s historic district, is the Mayflower Society House. The grounds host the historic eighteenth century dwelling built by Edward Winslow. Behind this stately mansion are the offices and library of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Read more about Mayflower Society House

Stockbridge Mill
County Way
Scituate , MA
Phone: 781-545-1083

Stockbridge Mill

In 1640 Isaac Stedman dammed the First Herring Brook and built a sawmill beside the pond. Around 1650, John Stockbridge built the currently standing gristmill. Much of the machinery now in the mill was installed by Stockbridge. Read more about Stockbridge Mill

Jones River Village Historical Society
50 Landing Road
Kingston , MA
Phone: 774-454-4699

Jones River Village Historical Society

The Jones River Village Historical Society works to collect, preserve and educate the public about the history of the town of Kingston. It makes its collections accessible through exhibition, research assistance and educational programs and lectures. It also preserves, protects and maintains the Society's headquarters, the Major John Bradford Homestead. Read more about Jones River Village Historical Society

The Preservation Society of Newport County
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport , RI
Phone: 401-847-1000

Newport Mansions

The Breakers And The Elms Are Open! The Breakers is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last tour admission at 5 p.m. The Elms will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with a final tour admission at 4 p.m. Read more about Newport Mansions

Major John Bradford Homestead
50 Landing Road
Kingston , MA
Phone: 774-454-4699

Major John Bradford Homestead

Major Bradford's home built in 1675, is still standing and open to the public today. According to tradition, the Indians attempted to burn John's house during King Philip's War. The Major discovered the fire. He spied an Indian on Abrams Hill waving a blanket and shouting to his fellows, and shot him. But on approach, he could not find the body. Read more about Major John Bradford Homestead

Mann Farmhouse and Museum
108 Greenfield Lane
Scituate , MA
Phone: 781-545-1083

Mann Farmhouse and Museum

Three generations of the Mann family lived at the Mann Farmhouse at the corner of Stockbridge Road and Greenfield Lane, direct descendants of Richard Mann who came to Scituate in 1636. The main house that now stands is a typical full Cape with a large central chimney. The ell was added and served as a summer kitchen, storage area and workshop. Read more about Mann Farmhouse and Museum

Plymouth Cordage Company Museum
10 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-7707

Plymouth Cordage Historical Society

The Plymouth Cordage Society is aimed at preserving the history of the Plymouth Cordage Company, once the largest rope-making company in the world and the Town of Plymouth's largest employer. A small museum of archives and artifacts is maintained at Cordage Park in North Plymouth. The Museum can be accessed through the tower entrance. Meetings are held at the Museum in Mill #1 on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm (excluding July and August) Read more about Plymouth Cordage Historical Society

The Daniel Webster Estate
238 Webster Street
Marshfield , MA
Phone: 781-834-0548

The Daniel Webster Estate

Currently closed as well as all events cancelled. Please call or visit the Weblink for updates. Daniel Webster is best remembered as a statesman, orator, lawyer, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. He is least remembered for being a farmer, fisherman and hunter. Daniel Webster came to Marshfield in 1828 and, two years later bought the 600-acre Thomas Farm. Read more about The Daniel Webster Estate

Oliver Estate Middleborough MA
The Oliver Estate
445 Plymouth Street
Middleborough , MA
Phone: 774-766-6335

The Oliver Estate

Originally incorporating two dwelling houses laid out in a landscaped park, the estate was described by Governor Hutchinson as “one of the loveliest spots in all his majesty’s colony.” As it exists today, the property developed by the Oliver family in the eighteenth century is a mere shadow of its former glory. Read more about The Oliver Estate

Kathleen Laidlaw Historical Center "The Little Red Schoolhouse"
43 Cudworth Road
Scituate , MA
Phone: 781-545-1083

Kathleen Laidlaw Historical Center "The Little Red Schoolhouse"

As the headquarters of the Scituate Historical Society, the Kathleen Laidlaw Historical Center provides the heartbeat of the organization. Two meeting rooms are available for local organizations needing meeting space. All inquiries to the Scituate Historical Society pass through this facility. Read more about Kathleen Laidlaw Historical Center "The Little Red Schoolhouse"

Cudworth House
331 First Parish Road
Scituate , MA
Phone: 781-545-1083

Cudworth House, Barn and Cattle Pound

The Cudworth House sits on land granted to Richard Garrett before 1646. In 1728 Jael Garrett sold the dwelling house and land to James Cudworth. Ownership passed to his grandson, Zephaniah, who built the present house in 1797 around the chimney of the original structure on the site. Read more about Cudworth House, Barn and Cattle Pound

Old Oaken Bucket Homestead
47 Old Oaken Bucket Road
Scituate , MA
Phone: 781-545-1083

Old Oaken Bucket Homestead

Poet Samuel Woodworth’s poem “The Old Oaken Bucket” made The Old Oaken Bucket Homestead and Well on of the most popular local attractions in the late 1800s. His poem, a lament for the lost days of his youth, has been described as one of the most beautiful works in the English language, and was translated into more than eight other languages around the world. Read more about Old Oaken Bucket Homestead