Harlow Old Fort House

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Harlow Old Fort House
Harlow Old Fort House in Plymouth MA.jpg
Harlow Old Fort House in 2009
Harlow Old Fort House is located in Massachusetts
Harlow Old Fort House
Location Plymouth, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°57′7″N 70°39′26″W / 41.95194°N 70.65722°W / 41.95194; -70.65722Coordinates: 41°57′7″N 70°39′26″W / 41.95194°N 70.65722°W / 41.95194; -70.65722
Built 1677
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001762[1]
Added to NRHP December 27, 1974

The Harlow Old Fort Houseis an historic First Period house at 119 Sandwich Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Sergeant William Harlow built the house in 1677 using timbers from the Pilgrims' original fort on Burial Hill built in 1621-1622.[2] Harlow received permission to use the timbers after the fort was torn down at the end of King Philip's War in 1677. The Harlow family owned the house for nearly 250 years until the Plymouth Antiquarian Society acquired the building and hired Joseph Everett Chandler to restore the plasterwork in the house. The Antiquarian Society opened it to the public in 1921. In 1974 the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The house is still open to the public and features seventeenth century re-enactors.


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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Harlow Old Fort House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 

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