The Plymouth Antiquarian Society is proud to participate in First Fridays Plymouth, an initiative highlighting arts and culture in the Plymouth Bay Cultural District. On the first Friday of every month (May through October) from 5 to 8 PM, one of our historic house museums will be open for free mini tours.
This month we will be welcoming visitors into the Spooner House, one of the oldest structures on Plymouth’s picturesque North Street. Built circa 1749 for the widow Hannah Jackson, it was home to one Plymouth family, the Spooners, for over two hundred years. The first Spooner to occupy the house was Deacon Ephraim Spooner, a successful merchant and patriot during the American Revolution. The Deacon’s descendants, including mariners, farmers, abolitionists, and reformers, lived here into the 1950s, adding to and adapting the house to suit their needs. James Spooner, a lifelong bachelor and patron of music, was the last member of the family to occupy the house. In 1954 he bequeathed his home and generations of family possessions to be a historical museum.
Entry into the Spooner House for this special opening will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the small size of the rooms, visitors may be asked to wait outside until space is available for them to enter. Thank you in advance for your patience!