Its name hooks you into wanting to find out more.
It's a small & perfectly formed 1600s house - full of authentic 1600s furnishings & artefacts.
I was impressed by the original 1600s wooden loom. In all my travels, I've never seen one before....
The guides are cheerful & well-informed & take you around the downstairs level in a talk that spins itself artfully around folk sayings:
'Minding your ps and qs' refers, apparently to pints & quarts. The illiterate, innumerate barmaid depended upon her customers' honesty to keep an accurate tab on their alcohol spend. If they 'forgot' the penalties were a lot more severe in 17th century Massachusetts than today...
Best of all: it's modestly priced & well worth every cent.
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