1749 Spooner House

Built circa 1749 for the widow Hannah Jackson, the Spooner House is one of the oldest structures on Plymouth’s picturesque North Street. 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.

The two-story house, complete with its original furnishings, showcases 200 years of domestic life in Plymouth.

Guided Tours

The Spooner House is closed for the season. Call 508-746-0012 for  information on guided tours in 2022.

COVID-19 Policy: Following current State and CDC guidance, masks are not required for visitors who have been vaccinated. Anyone who has not been vaccinated is advised to wear a face mask and maintain 6′ distance from guides and other visitors inside the museum. Visitors will not be asked about their vaccination status.


Read a collection of ten 19th-century letters from the Spooner Collection and learn more about the family.