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Ages:Kids, Teens
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Museums
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plimoth plantation photoA living-history museum that re-creates the 1627 Plymouth community. Meet Governor William Bradford, Mistress Hopkins, and other members of the community as they go about their daily lives. Best for ages 3 and up.

Plymouth offers a number of historic venues. A stroll down Route 3A in Plymouth by the bay brings you by the shops 'Ye Olde Towne Crier,' and 'John Alden Gift Shop' - fitting names for Plymouth, a South Shore town that still remembers its start as Plimoth Plantation.

Nearby, a pair of visitor shops are housed in old-New England, gray structures reminiscent of the colonists' early dwellings.

Not too far from these shops the Mayflower II, a replica of the infamous ship, rocks in the bay. The original Mayflower brought 102 passengers to Plymouth in 1620 where they set up a new home.

These passengers were religious Separatists from Holland and England and were originally headed further south - their destination was believed to be Hudson Bay - but they settled in what would become Massachusetts instead.

Plymouth Rock, with the date 1620 engraved on it, is located just steps away from Mayflower II. Story has it that when the Pilgrims first landed in Plymouth, they stepped on this rock. Atop a hill behind Plymouth Rock, the Plymouth Wax Museum offers visitors a history lesson.

Further down the street from the Mayflower II and the wax museum is Plimoth Village - probably the town's biggest attraction. The outdoor living museum is staffed with actors dressed in period outfits re-enact the days and lives of the setters of Plimoth Plantation.

Thanksgiving Day at Plimoth Plantation:
Plimoth Plantation is the quintessential place to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. Throughout the day, the living-history sites are filled with the hustle and bustle of the season. Light food and beverages are available throughout the Visitor Center and outside the Crafts Center.

Create Thanksgiving memories you'll always cherish. The Victorian Thanksgiving Dinner is an experience to behold, with food and live entertainment in grand period style. The New England Thanksgiving Buffet offers a traditional Thanksgiving meal with New England flair.

Be sure to visit their website for a complete calendar of events.

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Combination Ticket Plimoth Plantation and Plimoth Grist Mill or Waterfront Exhibit:
Adult: $34.00
Senior: (62+): $30.00
Child: (Ages 5-12): $21.00
Children 4 and under are free with the purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

Plimoth Plantation Only:
Adult: $30.00
Senior: (62+): $28.00
Child: (Ages 5-12): $18.00
Children 4 and under are free with the purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

Your single site ticket to Plimoth Plantation includes:

17th Century English Village
Wampanoag Homesite
Visitor Center featuring exhibits, shops, and dining
Craft Center
Nye Barn


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www.plimoth.org

LOCATION↑ top

137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA, 02362 map
Phone: 508-746-1622

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Approximate Travel Times to Plimoth Planatation & Mayflower II From:

Boston: 1 hour
Falmouth, MA: 40 minutes
Hyannis, MA: 30 minutes
Manchester, NH: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Mystic, CT: 2 hours
New Bedford, MA: 1 hour
Portland, ME: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Providence, RI: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Sturbridge, MA: 2 hours, 30 minutes.

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Plimoth Plantation, Grade 5 Student
Plimoth Plantation is a great place to visit. It is also a great place to learn, or study about the history of the Native Americans. It takes $35.00 for adult's heritage pass and $21.00 for children's ticket from age 5 to 12 (heritage pass is access to all historical sites) . In Plimoth Plantation, there are actors who dresses as native American. The actors tell us about the history of the Indians. They act to do things that Indians use to do back in the time. It helps us understand about Indian's life. Additionally, there are also houses that Indians use to live in. Inside the houses, there are beds, cribs, and certain items that belong to the Indians. However, Plimoth Plantation is an excellent place to experience the life of Native Americans.

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