Jabez Howland House, Plymouth

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#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Plymouth
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. John and Elizabeth Howland lived in Jabez Howland's home after their own house burned. John Howland died in 1674 and Elizabeth lived there until the house was sold in 1680 and Jabez Howland moved to Rhode Island. Elizabeth moved to the home of her daughter, Lydia Browne, in Swansea, where she died in 1687. 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 Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
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  • Let me start by saying our tour guide was wonderful. It was rainy and we were looking for an inside activity. In under an hour we learned so much history about one Mayflower passenger and his lineage....  more »
  • One of the best things to see in Plymouth. A little out of the way from Water Street but there‚Äôs a parking lot so you can drive there. The tour was very informative about a house the pilgrim Jabez How...  more »
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  • 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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