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Address: 105 Alden St, Duxbury, MA 02332-3801
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Built in 1653, this was the last home of John Alden, a powerful politician...

Built in 1653, this was the last home of John Alden, a powerful politician during America's colonial era.

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Alden House Museum

Alden House Museum in Duxbury, near Duxbury Jr. High school, John Alden, one of the settlers of the Plymouth Colony who came to North America on board the Mayflower,held numerous... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Norwood, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived and waited more than 10 minutes for someone to sell us tickets. No one to be found, we could have taken the whole gift shop! We decided to utilize the picnic table near the parking lot and saw no one at all until we were leaving when 1 woman came out. All in all a bust. I suggest... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Alden House Museum in Duxbury, near Duxbury Jr. High school, John Alden, one of the settlers of the Plymouth Colony who came to North America on board the Mayflower,held numerous posts of importance in the early American colony. Alden and his relationship with Priscilla Mullins were memorialized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in The Courtship of Miles Standish, a narrative poem... More 

1 Thank Davedog14
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome place filled with history. Our our guide was knowledgeable and great source of information. It's beautiful old architecture from the colonial era.

Thank OfficialReviewer71
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Alden House Homestead is a conglomerate of a couple of centuries of history. This is not a house preserved in time, rather a narrative regarding how a family homestead dating from the Pilgrims and going forward was forged and maintained. I loved learning the history and encourage the curators to develop the Alden House narrative.

4 Thank ChelmsfordK
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127 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

This is not the actual house the Alden's occupied - well, maybe some of them. The original house built by John and Priscilla is long since gone though you can see a portion of the foundation and thus, where it originally stood. None of the furnishings are original. This is probably only of interest to those who are Alden descendants,... More 

3 Thank nombres02
Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

My husband and I visited Boston, Plymouth and Salem with a wish to connect with my heritage and ancestry. We started with the John Alden house in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Our guide, Matt was wonderful, providing much helpful information on our tour. It was both fun and educational. I would recommend this tour to all who are interested in history and/... More 

4 Thank JoanG6
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Both my wife and I are Alden decendents; we were therefore very interested in visiting. The design and house layout was particularly interesting. The grounds are worth a stroll as well.

4 Thank DUXBAY
Wallingford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Within the Alden House, which sits in the same property as The Art Complex Museum, there is a small gallery called Vaggvonad. We went to a small mixed media collage art show there. Wonderful. Very intimate space.

Thank E r C
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

My husband's family is descended from the Alden's, so I had been wanting to check out this house for a while. Apparently this is the only estate established by a Mayflower family that has been in the family continuously since the beginning. Now it's run by a trust set up by various Alden descendents. The house is small, but it... More 

6 Thank fenchurch128
Fort Worth
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

It is important to mention that John Alden and his wife Priscilla Mullins came over on the Mayflower which is where they met. The Alden house was left by John to his son Jonathan and was ultimately sold to the Alden Kindred which is managed by Alden descendants. It has never been owned by anyone but the Alden family. There... More 

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