58-61 West Street was the home of shoemaker, William Mullins, who, with his wife and two children, sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. Only Mullins’ daughter, Priscilla, survived the arduous conditions of settlement in America. Her courtship, by fellow settler, John Alden, was been imagined by the poet Longfellow in his The Courtship of Miles Standish.
The four-gabled house was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century and is a place of pilgrimage for American visitors. It is now occupied by a number of small antique shops.