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Richard Sparrow House

42 Summer St, Plymouth, MA 02360-3456
+1 508-747-1240
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Oldest House in Plymouth

It's now a jewelry and craft shop predominantly so simply walk in and look around. You can tour... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
2CAtravelers
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Brattleboro, Vermont
Terrific Craft Shop

The Sparrow House, as others have mentioned, is a quick look since it is just 1 room. To think... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Been-there712
,
Albany, NY
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Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (8 reviews)
“quick look” (3 reviews)
“gift wrap” (2 reviews)
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42 Summer St, Plymouth, MA 02360-3456
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+1 508-747-1240
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Reviewed 24 September 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 Grist Mill and burial hill plus the free...More

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Reviewed 19 June 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/gallery, as well, that they use for special exhibits...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

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 worth it. Cost is a small donation...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

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.

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped in here because it is the oldest house in Plymouth still standing. There is a cute gift shop inside with neat jewelry and hand blown glass and other artisan pieces. For a few dollars you can go into the unrestored part of the...More

2  Thank SueMPA
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

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!

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

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 interesting. Well worth a few minutes of your...More

Thank Ian g
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

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 bottom floor which is just an entry...More

1  Thank Cheryl A
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were in town to see the Plimouth plantation and couldn't resist stopping by the oldest surviving house in Plymouth. There's not too much to it, but frankly, the age of the house alone captured my attention. We probably only spent 20 minutes walking through...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to see the shop. Once you walk in you can see the actual inside of the house, including the stairs and table setting. Nice free brief history!

Thank poukala
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