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The Jenney, Plymouth

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Learn about America's early history at The Jenney, home to exhibits and tours exploring the Pilgrim story. The museum is in a historical building next to the site where Pilgrim John Jenney operated his gristmill in the 17th century. It houses rotating exhibits about early-American agriculture, industry, trade, and Jenney's life. Visitors can learn even more about American history by taking one of the tours that Leo Martin, an enthusiastic local historian, runs from the museum. Take a walking tour through Plymouth, understand Pilgrim economics, or visit nearby monuments. Reserve your place on a tour in advance. A visit to The Jenney represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Plymouth journey planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • Combine this tour with the movie Monumental which can be found at the Jenny Museum in downtown Plymouth. It’s an eye-opening experience. I didn’t know about it until Kirk Cameron pointed it out by...  more »
  • We toured The Jenney with Leo in the evening. The next morning he gave us a tour of the monument and then a walking tour of Plymouth. It was a wonderful part of our fifth grade trip.  more »
  • Fascinating and I learned a lot! It's a small exhibit, but many in-depth historical facts came from the staff/owners, who cheerfully shared very interesting aspects to the real tale of the Pilgrims. I gave it a 5 mainly because of that part of my visit. Note: I am an avid history buff, so this may be "unappreciated" by some people out there who aren't really into historical attractions. Hopefully, though, everyone who visits will experience a warm conversation from the couple working there like I did!
  • Well worth taking the walking tour before visiting Plymouth Plantation. The narrator Leo Martin is colorful and brings out the human element to the Pilgrims story.

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