Plymouth Antiquarian Society




Historic Sites


Education &
Group Tours






The Plymouth Antiquarian Society, founded in 1919, is Plymouth's largest organization dedicated to preserving historic houses and landmarks. The Society owns and maintains three historic houses from different centuries: the 1677 Harlow House, the 1749 Spooner House, and the 1809 Hedge House, and an ancient Native American site, Sacrifice Rock. Since 1920, PAS has welcomed the public to its historic properties for tours, exhibits, and programs. The historic houses tell the story of everyday life in Plymouth from the mid-1600s to the present, with period rooms featuring early American furnishings and domestic artifacts. The Society also offers a seasonal calendar of special events and programs on local history. Membership is open to the public.

NEW! -- Job Search
The Plymouth Antiquarian Society seeks a dynamic leader to be its next Executive Director. The Society is Plymouth’s largest historic preservation organization and is the steward of a significant Native American site and three historic house museums dating from the late 17th to the early 19th century. The Society serves as an educational resource on Plymouth history after the Pilgrim era, with a mission of preserving and utilizing its historical resources to stimulate public awareness and understanding of the local past. Established in 1919, this member-based non-profit organization offers a range of programs and educational activities throughout the year, targeted to members, residents, and visitors to Plymouth. The Executive Director is the sole full-time employee of the Society and is responsible for all day to day operations, including financial and personnel management, and overseeing the care and maintenance of historic structures and collections. Start date: January 2016. Application deadline: November 30, 2015. For more information or to apply, see job description.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Burial Hill TourThe Plymouth Antiquarian Society invites you to explore one of Plymouth’s greatest historic treasures -– Burial Hill -– during a series of free themed discovery tours held on the first Saturday of each month (excepting January). Encounter art, history, and culture in an open-air museum with local historians who share their expertise on a fascinating range of topics.
Meet at the main stairway to Burial Hill. Free and open to the public. No reservations required for individuals and families. Check out our monthly calendar listings for more detail or click here to download a schedule. For more information email or call 508-746-0012.

Please explore our 2015 Calendar of Events. Click on a link to view a specific month:February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

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    For more information, contact:
Plymouth Antiquarian Society
P.O. Box 3773
Plymouth, MA 02361
Phone 508-746-0012