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Jabez Howland House, Plymouth

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The Jabez Howland House is a historic house at 33 Sandwich Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The oldest portion of this two-story wood-frame house was built by Jacob Mitchell (son of Pilgrim Experience Mitchell) in 1667, and purchased by Jabez Howland, son of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley Howland, two of the original Pilgrims. The Jabez Howland House was owned as a private residence until 1915. Extensive restoration of the property took place in the 1940s to return it to its 17th-century appearance. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
The Pilgrim John Howland Society owns and operates the house as a historic house museum that has been restored and decorated with 17th-century period furnishings. The house is open for tours from mid-June through the end of October.

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  • Built by the son of Pilgrim John and Elizabeth Tilley Howland. The pilgrims actually stayed here during the winter months. Well restored building with many period artifacts and a nice tour. Very...  more »
  • The Jabez Howland house was the first site we visited when in Plymouth and provided an excellent foundation on which to build our knowledge. Our guide Jean was extremely pleasant and enthusiastic as.....  more »
  • This place is truly a piece of history. Built in 1667 with additions since. Original has been restored. Plenty on the family history and items from the earliest period on. Truly gives a feel for living at the time of the pilgrims. Cost is minimal for the tour. When in Plymouth, avoid the rock and spend time here instead.
  • I was very excited to visit what is said to be the oldest house in Plymouth Massachusetts. The fee was minimal to enter but we had seen many historical houses on out Great American Roadtrip of 2019, so we chose to not do the tour.

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