John Alden HouseEdit profile
John and Priscilla Alden Family Sites is a National Historic Landmark consisting of two properties in Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States.
According to the Department of the Interior's press release:John Alden House
John Alden House is a historic house museum that was purportedly home to John and Priscilla Alden. It is located at 105 Alden Street in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Scholarship variously dates it as built in 1653 according to family tradition, or c. 1700 according to more recent dendrochronology testing of the beams.
Alden was ship's cooper on the Mayflower who arrived in Plymouth in 1620 and later moved to Duxbury. Although not a Pilgrim himself, he was an important figure throughout the period of the Plymouth Colony. This house may have used materials from Alden's earlier house which was nearby.Alden Homestead site
This property is the c. 1632 original location of the Alden Homestead. As noted above, although no building stands there now, it is an important archeological site. It is owned by the Town of Duxbury.Recognition
John and Priscilla Alden Family Sites was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The sites were declared a National Historic Landmark on October 7, 2008.
The Alden Kindred of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) organization that owns and preserves the John Alden House.