Jabez Howland House, Plymouth

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The Jabez Howland House is a historic house at 33 Sandwich Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts.The oldest portion of this two-story wood frame house was built by Jacob Mitchell (son of Pilgrim Experience Mitchell) in 1667, and purchased by Jabez Howland, son of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley Howland, two of the original Pilgrims. John and Elizabeth Howland lived in Jabez Howland's home after their own house burned. John Howland died in 1674 and Elizabeth lived there until the house was sold in 1680 and Jabez Howland moved to Rhode Island. Elizabeth moved to the home of her daughter, Lydia Browne, in Swansea, where she died in 1687. The Jabez Howland House was owned as a private residence until 1915. Extensive restoration of the property took place in the 1940s to return it to its 17th century appearance. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.The Pilgrim John Howland Society owns and operates the house as a historic house museum that has been restored and decorated with 17th-century period furnishings. The house is open for tours from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
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  • Very interesting tour of a historical home in Plymouth. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and were able to explain in great detail how different household items were used. I am not a descendant ...  more »
  • The sign posted at the home states that this is "The only house left in Plymouth where Pilgrims actually lived." The home is dated for 1667. The address to where the home is located is 33 Sandwich Str...  more »
  • After living in town five years finally took the time to walk through this house. So impressive- the trust that manages the house has done a fantastic job of amassing artifacts from the Howland descen...  more »
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  • Oldest home that housed one of the original Mayflower Pilgrims, John Howland. Wonderful step into antiquity. Transports the viewer into Pilgrim times.
  • I went because I found out I a direct descendant. So it had more meaning for me but I thought the ladies doing the tour were great, very knowledgeable. Very interesting.
  • Awesome place to go especially if your a Howland!
  • I am a descendant of John and Elizabeth Howland, so this was an especially incredible experience for me. It was awesome to walk where my ancestors walked on the stone floor. There was so much to look at and learn! We were also able to drive to the Howland homestead where they are excavating for artifacts, etc.
  • Love the ladies they were so helpful and charming
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