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Spooner House, 1749

1749 Spooner House
1749 Spooner House Plymouth MA
1749 Spooner House
1749 Spooner House Plymouth MA

2021 Hours: Fridays, 1pm-5pm and Sundays, 1pm-5pm

We are currently operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is via guided tour only; group sizes will be limited for comfort and security. Advance tickets are not required, but may be purchased by calling 508-746-0012. To arrange a group visit or to request a tour on a different day of the week, please email director@plymouthantiquarian.org.
Tours are FREE for Plymouth Antiquarian Society members and Plymouth residents. To schedule a free guided tour, call or email.*

Step back in time when you enter this family home, one of Plymouth’s finest examples of Federal style architecture. Period rooms reveal the richness of 19th-century social and domestic life, with faithfully reproduced wallpaper and carpeting, China Trade treasures, American furnishings, paintings, and textiles.

*COVID-19 Policy: Following current State and CDC guidance, masks are not required for visitors who have been vaccinated. Anyone who has not been vaccinated is advised to wear a face mask and maintain 6′ distance from guides and other visitors inside the museum. Visitors will not be asked about their vaccination status. 

Built circa 1749 for the widow Hannah Jackson, the Spooner House is one of the oldest structures on Plymouth’s picturesque North Street. It was home to one Plymouth family, the Spooners, for over two hundred years. The first Spooner to occupy the house was Deacon Ephraim Spooner, a successful local merchant and patriot during the American Revolution. The Deacon’s descendants, including mariners, farmers, abolitionists, reformers, and merchants, lived here into the 1950s, adding to and adapting the house to suit their needs.

James Spooner, a lifelong bachelor and patron of music, was the last member of the family to occupy the house. In 1954, he bequeathed his home and generations of family possessions to be a historical museum. Five generations of family heirlooms are on display in the cozy Spooner House, occupied by one Plymouth family for over 200 years. Features authentic furnishings from the colonial era to the 20th century, and an enclosed “secret garden.”