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NOTE: Although Alden House is currently closed for the season, visitors are invited to enjoy the picturesque grounds, heirloom gardens and nearby Alden First Site foundation year round. A free cell phone tour will help you explore the Alden family story and more of Duxbury’s rich Pilgrim heritage. You are also invited to try the 2020 Alden Pilgrim Quest, an outdoor treasure hunt and Pilgrim adventure, created in partnership with South Shore Quests and fun for the whole family.
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Alden House Historic Site is part of the original property given to Mayflower Pilgrims, John Alden and Priscilla Mullins in 1627. Their courtship was immortalized as one of America’s great love stories in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Courtship of Myles Standish”. In 1627, the couple moved to Duxbury where they raised 10 children, built a home, and became prosperous farmers while John also served as one of Plymouth colony’s leaders. Alden House Historic Site is still owned by the Alden family.
Now designated a National Historic Landmark, the property welcomes visitors to discover the story of one of America’s founding families through guided tours of the Alden family home (c. 1680), archaeological site of the ‘first house’, and to stroll its picturesque grounds. Reproduction barn includes gift shop, displays, and restroom. Building is climate controlled and handicapped accessible. Bus parking available; picnic tables.