Mayflower Society House

Just a Short Stroll from Plymouth Rock!
The Mayflower Society House, 4 Winslow St., Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Across the street and up the hill from Plymouth Rock is the historic Mayflower Society House – an 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 Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lydian 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.

2019 Mayflower Society House Event Calendar

Tour Information

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 the homepage. 

GSMD 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 GSMD Research Library and the garden are wheelchair accessible. There is a handicap accessible restroom on site. If you have any questions, please email

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Mayflower Society House Tours - Pricing

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

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Click through the Mayflower Society House with Google Street View!

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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.
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