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The Isaac Winslow House was built circa 1699 for the Hon. Isaac Winslow (1671–1738) at the place named “Careswell” after their family home “Kerswell” in Worcestershire, England. This was the third house built on land granted to Gov. Edward Winslow (1595–1655) in the 1630s who erected the first homestead.
A Mayflower passenger and major leader in the early years of Plymouth Colony, Edward was three-times governor, intermediary with the Native Americans, as well as ambassador from the colony to England. His son Col. Josiah Winslow (1628–1680) also held the governor’s office, the first native-born to hold it, in addition to leading the Colonial Militia in the 1675 “Great Swamp Fight,” the decisive battle of King Phillip’s War. Judge Isaac Winslow was Josiah’s son.
He also held many prominent positions in the colony, both military and civil. He was the judge of the Probate Court at Plymouth, chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and president of the Council of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
The Winslow House is open June – October. Tours are included with each program. Visitors may call ahead to schedule a private tour by emailing email@example.com or calling 781-837-5753. Please allow 48-hour notice for tour requests.
Group Tours: We offer group tours for schools, families, and community organizations; reservations are required and may be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 781-837-5753. For schools and youth organizations, one chaperone is required for every 15 children. Weddings & Events: Contact us about a very unique wedding and event venue.