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Plymouth: Plimoth Patuxet Living History Museums

Activity provider: Plimoth Patuxet Museums
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Plymouth: Plimoth Patuxet Living History Museums

Activity provider: Plimoth Patuxet Museums

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Experience America's founding story and encounter historical role-players portraying the 17th-century pilgrims who settled New England. Meet native people in traditional dress and learn about their culture and relationship with the natural world.

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  • Climb aboard the Historic Mayflower II
  • Engage with Historical Performers in the English Pilgrim settlement
  • Learn about indigenous heritage of the Northeast
  • Talk with celebrated artisans who are reviving historic crafts
  • See a working water powered grist mill on the site of the original
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Journey back to the 17th century at Plimoth Patuxet and experience a unique immersion experience. The main campus includes two living history exhibits (Patuxet Homesite, 17th Century English Village) the Craft Center, Davis Gallery Exhibit in the visitor center, four retail stores, a cafe, and Nye Barn where some of the Rare Breeds animals live in addition to the Village to portray the Pilgrim story. After you view the orientation film in the Henry Hornblower Visitor Center, begin your experience at the historic Patuxet Homesite on the banks of the Eel River where guests learn about the Native peoples who have lived here for over 12,000 years. Learn about the indigenous heritage of the Northeast from contemporary interpreters who discuss the 17th-century life-ways of a culture that continues to thrive today. Following the path, your next stop is the Craft Center where you will meet Plimoth artisans reviving historic crafts. Restrooms and refreshments are available here. Then, proceed to the 17th-Century English Village, a journey 400 years back in time. Plymouth Colony comes to life in a recreation of the early English Pilgrim settlement, complete with timber-framer houses furnished with reproductions of the types of objects that the Pilgrims owned, aromatic kitchen gardens and heritage breed livestock.

Historical performers, portraying real people who lived in Plymouth Colony, will educate and captivate with stories of the Mayflower's crossing, life among the Pokanoket and other nearby Native people. Help with chores, learn a dance, sing a song, or serve in the militia drill under Captain Standish's watchful eye. Back in the Henry Hornblower Visitor Center, you will find Plentiful Café, where a wide selection of culinary treats from history, including Wampanoag and pilgrim foods, can be found. Try a 17th-century recipe cheesecake or the sensational Indian pudding.

Upgrade to a Combo Ticket or Heritage Pass to include a visit to Mayflower II or/and Plimoth Grist Mill. The iconic Mayflower II is docked on Plymouth's historic waterfront and welcomes visitors to climb aboard and experience what the 1620 crossing was like for the Pilgrims.

Plimoth Grist Mill is a working mill on the original site of the Plymouth colony, within walking distance of the Plymouth waterfront and downtown, and approximately 2.5 miles north of Plimoth Patuxet. Journey back in time to the first water-power-driven grist mill in the country still in operation.

  • Admission to Historic Patuxet Homesite
  • Admission to 17th-Century English Village
  • Admission to the Craft Center
  • Admission to the Davis Gallery Exhibit
  • Plimoth Grist Mill admission (if option booked)
  • Mayflower II admission (if option booked)
  • Live guide
  • Transportation between Plimoth Patuxet and Mayflower/or Plimoth Grist Mill

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Meeting point

Plimoth Patuxet Museums, Henry Hornblower Visitor Center 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360.

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  • The multi-exhibit tickets may be used on different days (hold onto your receipt received when you exchange your voucher for admission to the second location)
  • The Mayflower is not ADA accessible, there is a ramp and stairs. Wheelchairs may access and view the ship from inside the exhibit dock area
  • The Plentiful Cafe at Plimoth Patuxet is open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM with a variety of 17-century and modern foods
  • The recommended visitation time for Plimoth Patuxet is 2 - 3 hours, the Mayflower is 30 minutes, and the Plimoth Grist Mill 30 minutes
  • The Mayflower and Plimoth Grist Mill are located 3 miles north of Plimoth Patuxet on the historic waterfront. Allow 20 minutes to travel by car and locate a parking spot
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 102 reviews

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We took our 10 year old son and absolutely loved the pilgrim village side. However, given the advertising, we thought we would see something similar on the Wampanoag side and did not. That was so disappointing. There was only one staff member in the outdoor kitchen there and too many guests to ask questions. No other staff around that village at all. It was not interactive at all as the advertising suggest.

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March 23, 2023

We enjoyed our trip to Plimouth Patuxet Living History Museum. The staff are in character and tell you about how they live and work in their new home. We saw a musket demonstration which my son really liked. The inside museum was worth visiting too. The man who checked us in at the ticket counter was helpful and very nice. We had a good experience and would recommend it to others.

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March 23, 2023

The grounds and buildings were great. There could have been more characters available. Instead of the characters just letting us ask questions it would’ve been great if they had a prepared story to tell. There was a kid that kept side tracking everything so it was hard to get a good understanding of the life.

March 23, 2023

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