PLYMPTON (WBSM) — A First Period home in Plympton, Massachusetts has hit the market and may just be the oldest house currently for sale in all of America.

In fact, the house is so old that when it was first built, the town of Plympton did not yet exist, and was then still part of Plymouth.

The Stephen Bryant House was built in 1669, and the saltbox home was later sold to Dr. Caleb Loring, who then expanded the home.

“We believe that our house is in the oldest village in the country with all its original dwellings still standing,” the current owner wrote on

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“Stephen Bryant sold his house in 1703 to Dr. Caleb Loring, the town’s first physician. His son, Thomas Loring, served as a captain during the Revolutionary War,” the owner wrote. “Then, in the mid-1800s, the house was owned by a Charles Wright, who served in the Civil War and was shot seven times-and survived!”

Now for sale for $800,000, it’s time for the next steward of this historic property to move in and become part of its story.

“Step back in time to enjoy the workable fireplaces, new but to period leaded glass windows, wide pine floors, antique and custom replica windows, exposed hand hewn beams, vaulted custom kitchen, custom wainscotting and more,” the real estate listing reads.

The three-bedroom house has three working fireplaces, but also does have a brand new oil tank with updated electrical, forced hot air heat and a full house generator. It also has two full bathrooms, a detached one-car garage, herb gardens planted with 17th and 18th century varieties, early 19th century lilac bushes and a chicken coop.

The current homeowners purchased the home 33 years ago.

“My husband, Bob, and I bought the Bryant House in 1991, from a California couple in the process of making it contemporary,” the homeowner wrote. “They had already painted the ancient paneled fireplace wall and were planning a deck with sliding doors. We got here just in time!”

Despite the careful conservation of the home, the owner wrote, “This isn’t a museum. We use everything.”

She also addressed the question many would likely ask regarding a home from 1669.

“We’re always asked if the house is haunted: no,” she wrote.

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