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Plimoth Patuxet Museums, Plymouth

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Interact with an authentic environment and historical interpreters of Pilgrims at Plimoth Patuxet Museums, 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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Plymouth holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Plimoth Patuxet Museums and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Duration 1-2 hours Two parking lots, one on the right is closer to entry with no steps, the one on the left is farther with a few stairs to go down Combo tickets are also available for the museum and....  more
    Duration 1-2 hours Two parking lots, one on the right is closer to entry with no steps, the one on the left is farther with a few stairs to go down Combo tickets are also available for the museum and....  more »
  • This is very much worth going to in order to learn about our country’s earliest settlement in New England in a fun, hands on way. First you go to Patuxet, the Indian village close to Plymouth. We... 
    This is very much worth going to in order to learn about our country’s earliest settlement in New England in a fun, hands on way. First you go to Patuxet, the Indian village close to Plymouth. We...  more »
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  • This was a great place to visit with elementary aged kids. My 5 and 8 year-old were as engaged and my wife and I were in learning. The actors were exceptional never breaking character and hold conversations with everyone about a multitude of topics. You want to make sure you are there for the militia exercise. This audience participation demonstration is awesome! In the Native American section there were not as many staff or actors to share information or ask questions. Overall we spent longer than expected here because we lost track of time.
  • This was such a fun outing, especially with elementary school-aged kids. It was an easy drive to Plymouth from the North Shore on a weekend day. We went shortly after the kids had their Plymouth Rock social studies units (3rd and 1st grade kids!) and the kids were fascinated to see exactly what the settlements looked like and how the people lived. The medicines and musket/gunpowder display was particularly fascinating (the gun display might be scary for younger kids, as it was fairly loud), as was the wattle fencing. The kids actually got to make part of a fence with the (totally in-character) staffer who was exhibiting how to do it. My family loved the theatrical nature of the place, too, since all the staff members were in character and using language from that time period. I want to make this a yearly tradition for the next few years.

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