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Richard Sparrow House, Plymouth

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4/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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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  • Looking for a unique gift, this is the place! Charming old home with good selection of jewelry and other items. And they gift wrap it for you...beautifully done! 
  • Dropped in to have a look at the gift shop and ended up chatting to the proprietors for quite a while. Lots of nice nic-nacs and a mini museum of Plymouth's oldest house next door. All very interestin...  read more »
  • I was surprised that all of the buildings from 1620's were no longer standing. I believe this home was built in 1640 and was told it is the oldest building left standing. You can only look at the bott...  read more »
  • 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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