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Richard Sparrow House

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Just because

It is the last of the oldest houses in the country being over 375 years old. That is what makes it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lincoln, California
A must visit

I consider the Richard Sparrow House a hidden gem! Absolutely love their jewelry, they have some... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Dedham, Massachusetts
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  • Average16%
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“gift shop”(9 reviews)
“quick look”(3 reviews)
“jewelry”(14 reviews)
Built in 1640, this is Plymouth's oldest house.
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42 Summer St, Plymouth, MA 02360-3456
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the last of the oldest houses in the country being over 375 years old. That is what makes it worth a quick visit. Otherwise a gift shop.

Thank sndovale
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I consider the Richard Sparrow House a hidden gem! Absolutely love their jewelry, they have some unique pieces especially the ones designed by Michael Vincent Michaud. A truly must visit!!!

Thank debim262
Reviewed 29 August 2018

It is the oldest house in Plymouth- the only items replaced are the paneling and the window frames. You get a sense of the community at the time. The staff in the store were very friendly and helpful- they made several recommendations for the area....More

Thank bakerm2290
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It's now a jewelry and craft shop predominantly so simply walk in and look around. You can tour some additional parts of the house should you choose. Overall it's a short visit so combine it with the Grist Mill and burial hill plus the free...More

4  Thank 2CAtravelers
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The Sparrow House, as others have mentioned, is a quick look since it is just 1 room. To think that the leaded glass windows have lasted since the 1600's is remarkable though. There is a back room/gallery, as well, that they use for special exhibits...More

Thank Been-there712
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

There aren't too many structures in the USA that are 377 years old, let alone go in & look around. It's all original including the floors. Not much in it because they had very few possessions, but so worth it. Cost is a small donation...More

Thank DanMarCo
Reviewed 31 January 2017

It is amazing to imagine how people lived in the circumstances of yesterday. Great example of an authentic home from the days of the pilgrims.

Thank 300josepho
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped in here because it is the oldest house in Plymouth still standing. There is a cute gift shop inside with neat jewelry and hand blown glass and other artisan pieces. For a few dollars you can go into the unrestored part of the...More

2  Thank SueMPA
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Looking for a unique gift, this is the place! Charming old home with good selection of jewelry and other items. And they gift wrap it for you...beautifully done!

Thank E8943TYdeborahb
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in to have a look at the gift shop and ended up chatting to the proprietors for quite a while. Lots of nice nic-nacs and a mini museum of Plymouth's oldest house next door. All very interesting. Well worth a few minutes of your...More

Thank Iang942
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