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Duxbury in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Alden House Historic Site

 
 
Alden House Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2021
1. Alden House Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  
Welcome to the Alden House Historic Site
Part of original land grant given to Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Mullins Alden in 1627 and home to generations of Aldens. The property is now a National Historic Landmark and owned by the Alden Kindred of America, Inc.

Alden House Site Map
Alden House
Guided tours are offered seasonally and start in the barn. Please visit www.alden.org for schedule.

Barn
Offers visitor information & gift shop. Open year-round.

Alden “First Site”
1630 Foundation of John and Priscilla Alden’s home. Follow trail markers to site. Year-round.

After you’ve toured the Alden House and the heirloom & kitchen gardens, we encourage you to visit the Alden “First Site” foundation and an original Pilgrim Trail – the “Duxburrow Trail”, part of the original path from Plymouth to Marshfield.

Other Pilgrim Sites you might want to visit:
• Old Burying Ground & Alden family grave sites; First Meeting House Site. (Chestnut St. & Pilgrim Byway)
• Miles Standish Monument. (Standish Shore, Off Crescent St.)
• Standish Cellar Hile. (Standish
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1627.
 
Location. 42° 2.739′ N, 70° 41.157′ W. Marker is in Duxbury, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue south of Alden Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duxbury MA 02332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philip Delano (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of First School House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Ford's Store (approx. half a mile away); The Beginning of the Bradford House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reynolds-Maxwell Garden (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Tide Grist Mills (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shipyard Center (approx. ¾ mile away); Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duxbury.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alden House Historic Site. Alden Kindred of America website homepage (Submitted on July 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. John Alden. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 19, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.) 
 
An additional Alden House sign with Pilgrim Era sites and other historic sites image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2021
2. An additional Alden House sign with Pilgrim Era sites and other historic sites
Alden House National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2021
3. Alden House National Historic Landmark Marker
Besides the normal NHL language, this marker notes:

Longfellow’s 1858 poem The Courtship of Miles Standish about the romance of Mayflower passenges John Alden and Priscilla Mullins became one of America’s most popular national origin stories. This ca. 1700 house became the focus of descendants’ pride in telling the Alden story to successive generations.
Alden House Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2021
4. Alden House Historic Site Marker
The featured marker is near the site's parking area.
Alden House and NHL Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2021
5. Alden House and NHL Marker
Alden House Living Room image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2021
6. Alden House Living Room
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 19, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Jun. 5, 2023