Welcome to the Alden First Site, the Duxbury, Massachusetts, home of Mayflower passengers John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden and their ten children. This is where the couple built their main home, raised their family, and helped found the town of Duxbury. The site, together with the nearby Alden House Historic Site, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2008.
Recent research by graduate students at the University of Massachusetts-Boston Fiske Center for Archaeological Research has provided a more detailed understanding about how the Aldens lived. We invite you to come explore the world of John and Priscilla and 17th-century Duxbury.
We are also very excited to announce our new “In Small Things Remembered” museum exhibit opening June 1. It will be in the ell of Alden House and will feature some of the artifacts featured on this site.