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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  • August 12, 2017
    This is a cramped colonial house and could easily be a Puritanical experience, but it was actually delightful.. Judy? I think, who gave us the tour, was SO knowledgable that it was a constant discover...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Although it's call the Jabez Howland house, it was actually originally built by Deacon Jacob Mitchell, my wife's 7th great grandfather. A very cool and unique experience. It was nice to have a tour by...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    The tour we received was great. So much information and fun stories. Amazing that this house is still standing and is in such good shape. The women who work there were all descendants (as am I) and th...  more »
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  • March 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    Jane Howl and was a cousin, fun and interesting your of the house.
  • September 1, 2013
    I toured the house years ago and loved it. The people working there are knowledge about the house and its former occupants.

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