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Jabez Howland House

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Address: Sandwich and Water Streets, Plymouth, MA
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Howland, the son of two Mayflower passengers, bought this house in 1667.

Howland, the son of two Mayflower passengers, bought this house in 1667.

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A family visit with the home of our ancestors.

I had been here many times, sometimes bringing visiting friends. This visit was with my son's family, three of whom are direct descendants of four Mayflower passengers, including... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I had been here many times, sometimes bringing visiting friends. This visit was with my son's family, three of whom are direct descendants of four Mayflower passengers, including two Howlands. The house museum is well kept with authentic furniture and family items. Very knowledgeable docents lead tours of the house, only covering the first floor in colder months.

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PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We lucked out and went on a rainy afternoon and ended up getting a private tour. This is a really neat house lived in by one of the original Mayflower Pilgrims and it's full of neat artifacts. You can tell that the guide really cared about the house and enjoyed taking us around. There are a lot of other great... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I am a descendant of the Howland's and went to Plymouth with the sole intent to find out more information - and stumbled upon this amazing piece of family history! The guides were dressed in periodic clothing and extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to the preservation of the home and teaching the history. It's the only house lived in by a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was a very special and meaningful visit. That the woman giving the tour understood that was very special. She gave a very thorough and informative tour. Thank you

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Howland came over on the Mayflower and lived in this house back in 1620. Howland's descendants have restored the house with all the period furniture and maintain it as a museum open to the public. Actual descendants of the family give guided 45 minute tours for $6/person. It was very entertaining and informative. We highly recommend it.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My dad's mum was a Howland so this is literally my ancestor's home. Fun to see how they lived and to see furniture pieces of which have been passed down in my family

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Takes about an hour to go through but the history is interesting. We were guided by one of the decedents of the family and a decedent of one of the former employees of the family

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Falmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

When you walk into the entry, stop and notice - you are walking through the actual door, and stepping onto the actual floor of the original property. Costumed docents will give you a thorough history of the house and the lives of Jabez and his descendents. Jabez lived here at the end of his life with his son. You can... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This little original house became one of our most favorite stops in Plymouth because of the authenticity of its content. The tour was informative and the entrance price was reasonable. A must for any history lover who wants to see an original homestead of a Mayflower Pilgrim.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This tour was packed full of artifacts and information. A great look into the times and life of the pilgrims. Very informative guides! I highly recommend this for history buffs and students!

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