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.

Downton Abbey Fundraiser
Saturday, May 10th — 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Rain date Saturday May 17th
Direct your chauffeur to drop you at the Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street, where the festivities begin at 6:30 pm. Socialize over snazzy cocktails and savory noshes in the Rose Briggs Garden until private trolleys whisk you off to the elegant Litchfield manor home on Warren Avenue for dinner, dessert, music and dancing. Enjoy delectable English savories at poolside and in the library, drinks on the piazza, and a magnificent dinner buffet featuring beef tenderloin, poached salmon, exotic kedgeree, and more. Proper attire gently encouraged – dress as a swanky nob or a sassy servant – good heavens, even as an American! – from any Downton Abbey period, from the Edwardian era to the Jazz Age, or just come as you are. Trolleys run continuously throughout the evening to deliver you back to your motorcar at your convenience.
Tickets are $125 per person; $225 per couple. Reservations required, tickets are non-refundable. Pay by PayPal button below or download a printable reservation form here. For more information, email or call 508-746-0012.

PAS Downton Abbey Gala
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. Click here to download a Burial Hill: History in Progress schedule or check out our monthly calendar listings for more detail. For more information email or call 508-746-0012.

Please explore our 2014 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