Mayflower Society House

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The 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.

Take an Audio Tour

  • 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.
  • Imagine the hive of activity this peaceful house would have been when it was used as a Red Cross headquarters during World War II.

House Tour Information

  • The Mayflower Society House will be open for “Plymouth First Fridays,” every first Friday of the month of June, July, August, September and October, from 5-8pm. 

  • Mayflower Society Members may schedule private tours by contacting: the GSMD Executive Assistant. 

  • The Mayflower Society House, The Research Center and the Colonial Revival Gardens are all wheelchair accessible.  

  • There is a handicap accessible restroom on site.

  • If you have any additional questions, please email the GSMD Executive Assistant.