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Alden House Souvenir Plate

Lobed ceramic plate with image of a house at center. Souvenir Plate of the Alden House, circa 1890
DRHS Collection, 2005.250.001

Souvenir Alden House square saucer decorated with the etching of the house and inscription “John Alden House Duxbury Mass Erected 1623”

The Alden House Historic Site is a house museum that was purportedly home to John and Priscilla Alden. It is located at 105 Alden Street in Duxbury. Family tradition held that the house was built in 1653 as the second home of John and Priscilla Alden. In 2003, dendrochronological and architectural analysis of the structure suggests that it was built c. 1700 by the descendants of John and Priscilla.


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Digging Duxbury

The quest for archaeological evidence of the Pilgrim past began with an 1833 dig, one of the earliest in U.S. history.

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Duxbury’s Pilgrim history, combined with the town’s natural beauty, initiated a tourist boom.

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

The tourism boom brought another enterprise, the creation and sale of Pilgrim-themed souvenirs.

Lasting Legacy

Duxbury's Lasting Legacy

Duxbury never forgot its Pilgrim origins. How could it? The names continue to generate interest today.
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