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Jabez Howland House

Sandwich and Water Streets, Plymouth, MA
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Surprisingly delightful

This is a cramped colonial house and could easily be a Puritanical experience, but it was actually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
An ancestral home

Although it's call the Jabez Howland house, it was actually originally built by Deacon Jacob... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Hampshire
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Howland, the son of two Mayflower passengers, bought this house in 1667.
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Sandwich and Water Streets, Plymouth, MA

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cramped colonial house and could easily be a Puritanical experience, but it was actually delightful.. Judy? I think, who gave us the tour, was SO knowledgable that it was a constant discovery to follow her. I am a descendant of John Howland...More

Thank Rose-Ranch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's call the Jabez Howland house, it was actually originally built by Deacon Jacob Mitchell, my wife's 7th great grandfather. A very cool and unique experience. It was nice to have a tour by another Mitchell descendant. She was very knowledgeable and easy to...More

Thank bogblogger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour we received was great. So much information and fun stories. Amazing that this house is still standing and is in such good shape. The women who work there were all descendants (as am I) and they gave us information about the Howland Society.

Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

My mother's lineage goes back to the Mayflower Howland's. Very cool to be in a house that my 11th great grandparents used to be in. Staff were also descendants and very sweet! Enjoyed my visit very much!

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is the home occupied by the Jabez Howland Family located at 33 Sandwich Street in Plymouth. The oldest part of the house was built by the, Jacob Mitchell, son of Pilgrim Experience Mitchell. Jabez, the son of Pilgrim John Howland and his wife, Pilgrim...More

2  Thank DRH0PS
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...More

1  Thank ProfessorWiill
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...More

1  Thank SueMPA
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...More

2  Thank romob218
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

1  Thank jenorganizer
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...More

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Paul S
10 May 2017|
Response from DRH0PS | Reviewed this property |
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily from May through October.
Sharon S
24 November 2016|
Response from melissa m | Reviewed this property |
The house was built by my ancestor by the name of Mitchell actually, who was killed in king Phillips war. Jabez bought the house and did live there. It is considered one if the last original "pilgrim" houses still standing... More