Mayflower Society House

Mayflower Society House

Mayflower Society House

Across the street and up the hill from Plymouth Rock is The Mayflower Society House – an historic 18th century home originally built by Edward Winslow, great-grandson of the Pilgrim Edward Winslow. The story of the Society House extends across three centuries. Experience its rich history on a tour where you will learn about the many influential Plymouth families who lived here and preserved this home over the years.

Hear fascinating stories about the struggles of the Winslow family – Loyalists during the Revolutionary era; stand where American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lydia Jackson exchanged vows; relive the great restoration in 1898 by famous New England architect Joseph Everett Chandler, and imagine the hive of activity this peaceful house would have been when it was used as a Red Cross headquarters during World War II.

Click here to learn about an audio tour of the House.

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Tour Information

Please note: The Mayflower Society House will not be open for tours during the 2021 season due to historical restorations. Please still plan to visit the property, as our Colonial Revival Garden is open.


The Mayflower Society House is open to the public for docent-guided tours and self-guided audio tours seasonally May through October, Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Unexpected closings are posted on  

Mayflower Society Members Only: Private Members tours, with a reservation, are available seven days a week May through October. If you’re planning a trip to Plymouth, please call 508-746-3188 ext. 25 or email and we will do our best to arrange a docent-guided tour for you. Reservations for guided tours must be made two weeks in advance.

Note: Due to the nature of the historic architecture, The Mayflower Society House is not wheelchair accessible. The Mayflower Society Research Library and the Colonial Revival Gardens are wheelchair accessible. There is a handicap accessible restroom on site. If you have any questions, please email

Mayflower Society House Tours

  • Adults: $7
  • AAA members and Seniors (62+): $5
  • Teens: $5
  • Children 12 years and under, Active-Duty Military, Retired Military, US veterans, Plymouth Residents and Society Members: FREE