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 last 30 – 45 minutes and are offered during public hours or by appointment.
Currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic