It would be difficult to write a
better summary of the significance of the John Alden House than
that written by Dorothy Wentworth in the foreword to her
publication, The Alden Family in the Alden House:
houses built in the 17th century, but few have survived without
'improvements' such as plumbing, electricity, and modern
kitchens. That the property which was granted to the Alden
in the 1620's has never been owned by any other family is
remarkable, if not without parallel among historical sites.
Today the property is owned by the family association, the Alden
Kindred of America."