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Mayflower Society House and Library, Plymouth

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The Mayflower House Museum is an 18th-century period historic house museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts operated by The Mayflower Society, also known as the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. The Society purchased the Edward Winslow House in 1941.The mansion home was originally built in 1754 by Edward Winslow, a loyalist who escaped to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He died shortly after and was buried in the Old Burying Ground (Halifax, Nova Scotia). (His son Edward Winslow made a significant contribution to the establishment of the loyalist colony of New Brunswick.) Winslow was the great-grandson of Edward Winslow, third Governor of Plymouth Colony. The mansion contains 18th century period decorations and furnishings.The offices and library of the Society are located behind the mansion.
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  • We drove around looking for the house, but it was not easily accessible nor did not appear to be open. I was a bit disappointed.  more »
  • My husband was doing family research in the Mayflower libary so I took the opportunity to tour the house. Wonderful guide who gave lots of interesting details as we went through the rooms.  more »
  • Go at your own risk! Some lady with the last name of Finnigan is completely rude and should not be doing volunteer museum work. We arrived with a half an hour left of them being open and we completely...  more »
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  • Wonderful tour guide and beautiful house.

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