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Richard Sparrow House, Plymouth

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Art Gallery · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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 16-acre (6.5 ha) 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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  • We did not go into the museum (not enough time). The shop is lovely focusing on American hand crafted jewelry, pottery, art etc. which I very much appreciate. The buyer does a terrific job of...  more »
  • This is a quick stop. It's the oldest house in Plymouth! It has some cool features and gift shop had some extras that are worth looking at.  more »
  • Great selection of unique items and beautiful craftsmanship. Going in is like entering a treasure box and we got to also visit the 400yo previous home. Definitely a stop when in Plymouth.
  • Nice little shop with beautiful glassworks and jewelry.

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