Plymouth Antiquarian Society




Historic Sites


Education &
Group Tours






The Plymouth Antiquarian Society, founded in 1919, is Plymouth's largest organization dedicated to preserving historic houses and landmarks. The Society owns and maintains three historic houses from different centuries: the 1677 Harlow House, the 1749 Spooner House, and the 1809 Hedge House, and an ancient Native American site, Sacrifice Rock. Since 1920, PAS has welcomed the public to its historic properties for tours, exhibits, and programs. The historic houses tell the story of everyday life in Plymouth from the mid-1600s to the present, with period rooms featuring early American furnishings and domestic artifacts. The Society also offers a seasonal calendar of special events and programs on local history. Membership is open to the public.

Our Hedge UpFront Campaign is underway. Learn more here.

Hats On Parade
Saturday, July 30th — 11 am to 2 pm
Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street
You are invited to a summer garden party to open a special exhibit of early 20th-century hats from the Antiquarian Society’s collection. Join us at the Hedge House as we tip our hats to the women who founded and sustained the Society by showcasing the headwear of their period. Enjoy light refreshments donated by Simply Divine Catering in the Rose T. Briggs Memorial Garden. A variety of stylish hats will be available for purchase and may be customized to your taste. Costumes encouraged! Hats will remain on display through Sunday, August 14th during regular tour hours.
Fee: $15; $12 members. Reservations required.
Please call 508-746-0012, email, or use the PayPal button below to make a reservation.

PAS Hats on Parade Tickets

First Saturdays on Burial Hill
Free History Tours of Plymouth’s Ancient Burying Ground
Burial Hill TourLaunched independently in 2011 by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, the Burial Hill series is now a collaborative program with the Pilgrim Society & Pilgrim Hall Museum. Join us every first Saturday of the month at 1 pm through 2016 (excepting January) for an engaging series of free history tours of Burial Hill, led by local historians and guides. Tours begin at the top of the Hill. No reservations required for individuals and families. Involves strenuous walking on steep hillside. Severe weather may cancel tour; check our Facebook pages for updates. See our monthly calendar listings for more detail or click here to download the 2016 schedule.

Please explore our 2016 Calendar of Events. Click on a link to view a specific month:February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

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    For more information, contact:
Plymouth Antiquarian Society
P.O. Box 3773
Plymouth, MA 02361
Phone 508-746-0012