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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  • September 24, 2017
    Admission is by tour only and tours are given on the hour with payment by cash only, free for Mayflower Society members. This is now the home of the Mayflower Society but was once a grand private resi...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    Need to announce your presence and then someone will come to door. Wanted to peek into gift shop and was told left side is for Mayflower Society members. My dad always said it's not what you say, but ...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    Enjoyed this house very much and everyone on staff was smiling and helpful. They went out their way to make you feel welcome. Never been in a house quite like this - upstairs is COOL.  more »
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  • July 14, 2016
    Wonderful tour guide and beautiful house.

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