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.

From Dwelling Place to Resting Place: The Spooner Family of Plymouth
Saturday, September 23rd — 1 pm
Discover the tragedies and triumphs of one Plymouth family on this free walking tour of the downtown, presented in collaboration with the Friends of Burial Hill.
The tour will begin on Burial Hill; meet at the top of the brick steps leading up from First Parish Church in Town Square. After visiting the graves of members of the Spooner family, we will walk to the 1749 Spooner House Museum at 27 North Street for a special mini tour of rarely-displayed artifacts. Please note that due to the small size of the rooms in this historic home, tours will run on a first-come-first-served basis. Join us in the garden behind the Spooner House for refreshments after the tour.

Our Hedge UpFront Campaign is underway. Learn more here.

Please explore our 2017 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