Isaac Winslow built this house in 1699 on land he inherited from his grandfather, Edward. The latter arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, became the first governor of Plymouth Colony, and a founder of the town of Marshfield. For his services, Edward received a large land grant from the Crown in 1632.
Isaac, the grandson, was a "gentleman farmer," whose wealth flowed from this inherited farmland, and whose oil portrait appears below. The Winslow house is remarkably well preserved. With its classical exterior treatments, large rooms and high ceilings, it was surely a status symbol in its time. You can learn more about this historic house museum, and the eminent Winslow family here.