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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  • September 24, 2017
    It's now a jewelry and craft shop predominantly so simply walk in and look around. You can tour some additional parts of the house should you choose. Overall it's a short visit so combine it with the ...  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    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 »
  • May 13, 2017
    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 »
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  • January 22, 2017
    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.
  • January 7, 2017
    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.
  • July 24, 2016
    Such a wonderful trip back into the history of old Plimoth
  • June 18, 2016
    A true relic. Jenny pond and grist mill are here, too.
  • August 15, 2016
    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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