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Jenney Museum, Plymouth

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Learn about America's early history at Jenney Museum, home to exhibits and tours exploring the Pilgrim story. The museum is in a historical building next to the site where Pilgrim John Jenney operated his gristmill in the 17th century. It houses rotating exhibits about early-American agriculture, industry, trade, and Jenney's life. Visitors can learn even more about American history by taking one of the tours that Leo Martin, an enthusiastic local historian, runs from the museum. Take a walking tour through Plymouth, understand Pilgrim economics, or visit nearby monuments. Reserve your place on a tour in advance. A visit to Jenney Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Plymouth journey planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a small museum but packs in a lot about the history of the pilgrims. The video we were shown is as good as a live presentation. Walking tours are also offered, but we’d just missed one.  more »
  • It was a lovely day for a walk around Plymouth so I decided to join a tour with Leo, hoping to expand my knowledge of our Pilgrim forefathers and mothers. Since I had a little time before the tour beg...  more »
  • This museum features an actual working Grist Mill with the tour host giving thorough explanations of how it works and why it was originally used. A real downside (and why I gave it a 3 rating) is they...  more »
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