Friends of First Parish Meetinghouse, P.O. Box 3754, Plymouth, MA  02361

About Us

Our Ongoing Goal - Is to restore and preserve the architectural uniqueness of this historical American landmark.


At the heart of the Pilgrim story stands Plymouth's First Parish Meetinghouse, birthplace of religious and civic freedom in America.


First Parish is one of the oldest continuous spiritual institutions in the United States. The Meetinghouse has stood sentinel over 400 years of rich history in the heart of Plymouth, Massachusetts.


First Parish represents not only the Pilgrim story, but also the genesis of our collective history as Americans.


In 2014 the Meetinghouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its historic importance and architectural significance. Like the previous four Pilgrim Meetinghouses, First Parish remains the centerpiece of Plymouth's historic Town Square.


In October 2014 Preservation Massachusetts selected First Parish as one of Massachusetts' Most Endangered Historic Resources.


Read more about our history.

Mission Statement

Friends of First Parish Meetinghouse, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, including but not limited to raising funds to restore and preserve First Parish Meetinghouse and providing education to the general public and the members of First Parish Plymouth regarding (a) the historic and architectural significance of the Meetinghouse and the historic significance of the site of the Meetinghouse and (b) the important role of the Pilgrim Church in the birth of religious and civic liberty in the United States.

All donations to Friends of First Parish Meetinghouse are tax-deductible.  We are a nonprofit charitable organization that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service under the terms of section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.