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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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  • Our whole purpose with our visit to Plymouth was to explore the history of the Pilgrims. We actually had a descendent of the Howland's with us and that made it a bit more special. The house was... 
    Our whole purpose with our visit to Plymouth was to explore the history of the Pilgrims. We actually had a descendent of the Howland's with us and that made it a bit more special. The house was...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • One of my favorite sites in Plymouth. The Howland family epitomize the American dream and being where John and Elizabeth Howland were is so meaningful.
  • Very nice tour. Guide was very informative and patient. Did best to answer all questions. Highly recommend if you are curious about the Howland lineage.

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