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Pilgrim John Howland Society

Jabez Howland House Pilgrim John Howland Society

For the last 122 years, The Pilgrim John Howland Society (PJHS) has provided a forum for the celebration and recognition of two pilgrim ancestors, John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. Our mission is simple: to preserve and celebrate the legacy of these two courageous individuals through education and stewardship of their properties, the Jabez Howland House and Rocky Nook. PJHS has over 1,400 members who proudly fulfill our mission through their generosity, encouragement and enthusiasm.

The Jabez Howland House remains a Plymouth landmark and national historic site. It is the only surviving house in which Mayflower a passenger actually lived; John and Elizabeth stayed there with their son Jabez for some time. Similarly, Rocky Nook, one of the most pristine and undisrupted pilgrim era sites in the nation, remains a rich site for Howland family archeology. Artifacts can be found in the Plymouth area at the Jabez Howland House, at Plimoth Patuxet Museums, and Pilgrim Hall Museum.

Hours – The Jabez Howland House will operate June 14 – November 1, 2024. Thursday – Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.



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33 Sandwich Street, Plymouth, MA, USA