2020 Hours: Days: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12pm-4pm through October - Visitors are asked to make a reservation in advance, wear a face-covering or mask and practice social distancing. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Visit "virtually" - The museum is offering tours Tuesday mornings at 10:30, broadcast through Zoom. The 45-minute virtual tours are offered "in person" by one of Alden House's expert guides and include panoramic views of rooms, close up images of artifacts, and your questions. Kids are welcome. To register for a virtual tour, please visit www.alden.org