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Richard Sparrow House

42 Summer St, Plymouth, MA 02360-3456
+1 508-747-1240
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Terrific Craft Shop

The Sparrow House, as others have mentioned, is a quick look since it is just 1 room. To think... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Been-there712
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Albany, NY
Amazing

There aren't too many structures in the USA that are 377 years old, let alone go in & look around... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
DanMarCo
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Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oldest house” (10 reviews)
“small house” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (8 reviews)
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42 Summer St, Plymouth, MA 02360-3456
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+1 508-747-1240

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sparrow House, as others have mentioned, is a quick look since it is just 1 room. To think that the leaded glass windows have lasted since the 1600's is remarkable though. There is a back room/gallery, as well, that they use for special exhibits...More

Thank Been-there712
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

There aren't too many structures in the USA that are 377 years old, let alone go in & look around. It's all original including the floors. Not much in it because they had very few possessions, but so worth it. Cost is a small donation...More

Thank DanMarCo
Reviewed 31 January 2017

It is amazing to imagine how people lived in the circumstances of yesterday. Great example of an authentic home from the days of the pilgrims.

Thank 300josepho
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped in here because it is the oldest house in Plymouth still standing. There is a cute gift shop inside with neat jewelry and hand blown glass and other artisan pieces. For a few dollars you can go into the unrestored part of the...More

2  Thank SueMPA
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Looking for a unique gift, this is the place! Charming old home with good selection of jewelry and other items. And they gift wrap it for you...beautifully done!

Thank E8943TYdeborahb
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in to have a look at the gift shop and ended up chatting to the proprietors for quite a while. Lots of nice nic-nacs and a mini museum of Plymouth's oldest house next door. All very interesting. Well worth a few minutes of your...More

Thank Ian g
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was surprised that all of the buildings from 1620's were no longer standing. I believe this home was built in 1640 and was told it is the oldest building left standing. You can only look at the bottom floor which is just an entry...More

1  Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were in town to see the Plimouth plantation and couldn't resist stopping by the oldest surviving house in Plymouth. There's not too much to it, but frankly, the age of the house alone captured my attention. We probably only spent 20 minutes walking through...More

Thank djm006
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to see the shop. Once you walk in you can see the actual inside of the house, including the stairs and table setting. Nice free brief history!

Thank poukala
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The staff is very knowledgeable about this property and history that surrounds it. You can tour the small house that has been painstakingly restored to the pilgrim period. There is a pottery store attached with great pieces to purchase. Adult attraction, not wheelchair friendly.

Thank Lynne W
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