A visit to the Josiah Winslow House in Marshfield, MA

The historic Winslow House. built c.1699, is the homesite of Mayflower passenger and Marshfield founder, Edward Winslow. Built by his grandson, Isaac, it was considered a high-style mansion of its time. Click here for a two-minute video tour.


Judge Isaac Winslow, his wife Sarah, five children and servants lived in the house in the early 1700s. Isaac’s son, John, inherited the house and is best known for participating in the removal of the Acadians from Nova Scotia.

The house was passed down to John’s son, Dr. Isaac Winslow, a noted physician. He sided with the King during the Revolution.


Occupied by the Winslows until 1820 and purchased in 1831 by renowned statesman Daniel Webster, the house is virtually untouched by modernization.

Open to the public as a museum since 1920, the house shows the architecture and furnishings of a well-to-do household before the Revolution.


(Above) Board Member Regina Porter offered a guided tour of the house despite it being closed due to the pandemic. Paintings of both Penelope and Josiah Winslow hang in the house.

Click here for a two-minute video tour.

Click here for a description of the friendship between Edward Winslow and the Massasoit Ousamequin and here for a description of his visits to Sowams.