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Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth

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History Museum Museum
Interact with an authentic environment and historical interpreters of Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation, a living museum based and located on the first Plymouth colony. English Colonists originally established the settlement in the 17th century, and now the same grounds host this multifaceted museum. Witness everyday life in the 1627 English Village section of the museum, where the "townspeople" dress, speak, and behave like 17th-century Pilgrims. You also can explore a replica of the Mayflower II, watch a film at the museum's cinema, see craftsmen at work, and learn about Native American history in the region at the Wampanoag Homesite. Plan to visit Plimoth Plantation during your Plymouth vacation using our convenient Plymouth vacation generator.
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  • We traveled with a group of 13 including kids from infant to 8 years old. All had fun. It was easy to push a stroller on the grounds. The Native American village was the best part with a very knowledg...  more »
  • We brought our friends from England to visit, and had a wonderful time. We were transported back in time and were immersed in the time of our ancestors. We were invited to sit at their table and conve...  more »
  • Went to the plantation on a really rainy day so didnt get to linger and really enjoy the place in its entirety. Very interesting though to walk through the homes and interact with the characters in ea...  more »
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  • We did the history tour of Plymouth. The recreated village was excellent. My wife was able to converse with 4 of her Pilgrim ancestors. The other 2 had the day off.!! She really enjoyed the whole thing and found it all very informative. I had come here years ago on a school outing and was not sure what they would have. The next day we had Thanksgiving Dinner and that weekend ate the Harvest Meal at PP. Excellent again. We went aboard the Mayflower also. They have a package deal on this grouping. We also did the Pilgrim Hall and Mayflower descendants Library. All and all it was great fun. The ancestral link and the fact we live on a farm added lots of interest. I would spend every Thanksgiving at P P if I could swing it. The attractions are not cheap ,but we wont get back for a long time I think it is money well spent.
  • I love living history museum and this does not disappoint. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They encourage interaction and this is a great place to bring a family. The museum involves a lot of walking, and if the weather has been wet, has dirt paths and could be very difficult to traverse with a mobility device. There are tables where lunch can be eaten and places where food can be bought. There is a rather extensive gift shop both for kids and adults. The fudge is fabulous.
  • My daughter and new husband got married here last week. Everything was beautiful. Great staff, friendly and attentive. Good food. Everything went smoothly! Highly recommend! !
  • I visited with my tween daughter on July 3 - I would not have wanted to miss it, they do offer alot. That being said there are some things you need to know in advance. 1. This is hiking. To get from the Visitor's Center - to the Native village - to the Settler village - you need to walk up hills. 2. A reviewer used the word "awkward" - I can understand that. The method of teaching here is by the visitors engaging the actors in conversation and that has got to be annoying for some people. What we did was go from character to character introducing ourselves and asking them their own names. Naturally if the person turned out to be Miles Standish or the young Mary Chilton, you can have a very interesting conversation - but the same to be said if it's a Pilgrim you have never heard of before. You need to be interested in them, and they will be interesting. 3. The welcome center "film" is more of a how-to about visiting the museum and can be skipped. 4. There is a small area with goats and chickens behind the first house on the left. Chickens also wander throughout the area. 5. We went on a very hot Monday morning at Opening. There was hardly a car in the parking lot when we got there. However, with even that few amount of people, it felt really crowded walking through the sites and we were not able to fully get inside the one Native hut. 6. This is included in the Boston Go-Card. Make sure you are aware of that before buying the Go Card later for Boston attractions. The scenery is very beautiful and you do get a sense of what life was like then. I do recommend the visit. Try to avoid crowds, be prepared for walking, and dress for the weather. I would say we stayed for about an hour; not too much more would be needed.
  • Great historical village. They need to update the place, as the prices are really high for what they offer. Also, we were excited by the idea of traditional food, but there was a very limited traditional menu. Otherwise it was mainstream food and drinks.

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