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Richard Sparrow House, Plymouth

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The Richard Sparrow House is a historic house at 42 Summer Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts and the oldest surviving house in Plymouth.The house was built around 1640 by Richard Sparrow, an English surveyor who arrived in Plymouth in 1636. He was granted a 16acre tract of land in 1636 on which the house was later built. Sparrow moved to Eastham in 1653. The Richard Sparrow House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The house is now operated as a house museum and art gallery and is part of Plymouth Village Historic District.
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  • The Sparrow House, as others have mentioned, is a quick look since it is just 1 room. To think that the leaded glass windows have lasted since the 1600's is remarkable though. There is a back room/gal...  more »
  • There aren't too many structures in the USA that are 377 years old, let alone go in & look around. It's all original including the floors. Not much in it because they had very few possessions, but so ...  more »
  • It is amazing to imagine how people lived in the circumstances of yesterday. Great example of an authentic home from the days of the pilgrims.  more »
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  • If you're into historical sites this is a great one, antiques, Sparrow House is one of the oldest house in Plymouth, more like a museum, it's great to check out if you're in the area, takes about an hour to walk around and check out everything.
  • My favorite place to buy beautiful, unique, made-in-America jewelry, handbags, ceramics. Best gift wrapping and loveliest staff on the South Shore of Massachusetts.
  • Such a wonderful trip back into the history of old Plimoth
  • A true relic. Jenny pond and grist mill are here, too.
  • Very nice place with the old water mill. Here is shown how the water mill itself and for children there is also a lot to the try out.
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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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