GSMD Library


Directly Behind the Mayflower Society House 

The GSMD Library is just behind the Mayflower Society House at 4 Winslow Street, Plymouth, MA. Each year, thousands of hopeful genealogy seekers travel to Plymouth to look for a link to the Mayflower, and our Library staff are here to help.

Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist researchers, historians, genealogists, tourists, and anyone else who walks through our doors. Behind the scenes, verifying genealogists are reviewing applications for membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.


The GSMD Library is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. year-round, except holidays. 

Special Summer hours: from June 29 to July 27, 2019, the Library is also open Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Members of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants can use the GSMD Library free of charge. There is a $5.00 research fee for non-members. There is a small additional fee for use of the copy machine. 

Copies of approved lineage papers can be purchased for $10.00. To inquire about approved lineage papers, contact


For questions about the GSMD Library, email or call 508.746.3188. 


The GSMD Library is located off of MA Route 3. From the North, take Exit 6A. From the South, take Exit 6. Going East toward Plymouth Center, turn right onto Court Street. After 0.3 mile, turn left onto North Street. In 0.1 mile, turn slight left onto Winslow Street and left onto the driveway along the side of the Museum to the Library.


The following are links to PDF files that contain titles of the library collection. The first is Genealogies (updated Aug. 2017) and the second is Library Catalog.

Click through the library with Google Street View!

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library virtual tour

Virtual Tour Navigation Tips

Use the Carousel at the bottom to move between the different venues/locations.

Navigate through the virtual tours just like you would on Google Street View.

  • Click and hold your mouse button, then move to look around from your current location.
  • Follow the arrows on the floor to walk through the space.
  • Roll your mouse wheel back and forth to zoom in and out.
  • Click on the hot spots in the main window to open other multi media content.
  • You can also use your arrow keys to navigate like in a video game.

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