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.

Plymouth Underbelly Tours
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, June through September, 7 pm
PAS Underbelly TourEncounter Plymouth’s unexpected history on a guided Underbelly Tour through the old town center. History is more than dates and details – uncover the raw and real side of life in olden times on this 1 1/2 hour exploration. Our expert guides show you the strange but true side of Plymouth’s past, from murderous encounters to skunky schools and shape-shifting witches. Find out what the Pilgrims never wanted you to know!
Regularly Scheduled Tours, June through September:
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, departing at 7 pm from the Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street. Reservations required; walk-ins welcome as space allows. Tickets are non-refundable. No tour Saturday 4th July. Fee: $15 per person; $10 student/senior. To make a reservation or for group tour pricing, please contact Joyce Poremski at 508-648-1721 or email
Tours Year Round:

Set up a tour to suit your schedule at any time of year! Minimum of 10 people. Reservation with $25 non-refundable deposit required.
For more information, or to book a tour, please contact Joyce Poremski at 508-648-1721 or email

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