The Pilgrim Hall Museum at 75 Court Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts is the oldest public museum in the United States in continuous operation, having opened in 1824.Make Pilgrim Hall Museum a centerpiece of your Plymouth vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Plymouth vacation tool.
Pilgrim Hall Museum reviews
I love the history, I love that it’s actually open in February. The ladies working were adorable and so helpful! Although it’s not large, there are many neat artifacts and a lot to learn! I had a great experience and I’m really happy I went. Kids are free in February which was awesome because we came late at 350, and they close promptly at 430. I could have used some more time. The kids got age appropriate scavenger hunts which they loved. Recommend go! I think an hour would be adequate.
This is a small museum but well worth the visit because of the unique artifacts within. There is a good display to inform you about the actions of the Pilgrims before they came to North America. For example, I learned that they did not come straight from England! The film is good, and there are pieces in the museum that were belongings of the Pilgrims. I was especially impressed by the cradle of the first baby in the colony, the country’s oldest needlework sampler, and the colony charters. When I visited, there was a very good informative collection of clothing which talked about how the Pilgrims have been portrayed over the years and what they actually wore. There was also a rotating exhibit to the left of the front door which, when I visited, contained examples of wedding dresses from the 1600s to present day. The museum also contains a library and a very nice collection of oil paintings. There is a small gift shop with books, trinkets, and jewelry. There is very limited parking in the front, but a larger lot in the back. Handicapped people should try to park in the front if possible. The building does have an elevator and air-conditioning. Allow an hour for your visit, or more if something particularly interests you.
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