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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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With no shortage of motels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts, Plymouth offers lodgings for every type of traveler. To stay close to the city's historic sites, book a room at a waterfront hotel--many offer touring and whale-watching packages. You can also stay near the historic harbor by choosing one of Plymouth's many inns, which also generally provide ocean views and offer easy access to shops and restaurants. Because Plymouth is a popular weekend getaway for many New Englanders, make your reservations well in advance.
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  • My mother's lineage goes back to the Mayflower Howland's. Very cool to be in a house that my 11th great grandparents used to be in. Staff were also descendants and very sweet! Enjoyed my visit very mu...  more »
  • This is the home occupied by the Jabez Howland Family located at 33 Sandwich Street in Plymouth. The oldest part of the house was built by the, Jacob Mitchell, son of Pilgrim Experience Mitchell. Jabe...  more »
  • I had been here many times, sometimes bringing visiting friends. This visit was with my son's family, three of whom are direct descendants of four Mayflower passengers, including two Howlands. The hou...  more »
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  • Its a magical place with tons of original old objects. Completed by a tour wit one of the guides who seem deeply involved in the history of the pilgrims, its a perfect time travel.
  • Jane Howl and was a cousin, fun and interesting your of the house.
  • I toured the house years ago and loved it. The people working there are knowledge about the house and its former occupants.