Alden House Historic Site - 105 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02332

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History, Museums & Monuments

Alden House Historic Site

Alden House
Alden House
Alden House historic site
Alden House historic site
Alden House
Alden House
Alden House
Alden House
Alden House Duxbury MA
Alden House
Alden House
Alden House historic site
Alden House historic site
Alden House
Alden House
Alden House
Alden House
Alden House Duxbury MA

Alden House is open for guided tours Wednesdays through Saturdays noon to 4pm, June through mid October and at other times by appointment through December 31. Please email director@alden.org or call 781-934-9092 for more information.  Admission is $8 for adults; and $5 for kids and students. Members are free.

The grounds are open year-round. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the heirloom gardens and explore the foundation of John and Priscilla Alden’s original Duxbury homesite, a short walk away.  A free audio tour will help you explore the Alden family story and more of Duxbury’s rich Pilgrim heritage.

Alden House Historic Site is part of the original property granted to Mayflower Passengers John Alden and  Priscilla Mullins in 1627 and home to generations of their descendants. Their courtship was immortalized as one of America’s great love stories in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Courtship of Myles Standish”. The couple moved to Duxbury c. 1630 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 through the Alden Kindred of America.

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.

Location:

105 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02332

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