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                                           Pilgrim Educational Center 

17th Century Living History Tours & 

Educational Historic Programs    



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“Discover Plymouth’s History – A Walking Tour”     #1 on

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Learn about the people, places, and events of the beginning of our country as you walk along Town Brook on the same paths our forefather’s walked hundreds of years ago. What led them to come to America? Is Plymouth Rock really the rock they stepped on?  Come find out. Tour includes Brewster Gardens, Plymouth Rock and the historic waterfront area and the monuments, Cole’s Hill, Leyden Street and Town Square. One hour tour of the historic district given by our guide in period clothing. Reservations are necessary. Free parking on site. Tour begins at 48 Summer Street at the Museum. See Visitor Information for prices.


“Forefathers Monument Tour”IMG_8718 ff monument

Located on a hill in historic Plymouth, this hidden gem is the largest solid free standing granite monument in our country. Construction began in 1859. Learn who donated $15 to help build it, how long it took to build, and who sponsored each statue. Don’t just drive by it. Come and learn what each of the five statues represents and the story of how the faith of the Pilgrims is told on the monument on this 40 minute narrated tour. Reservations are necessary. Begins at 48 Summer Street at the Museum. See visitor information for prices.

 Can’t Walk? Don’t Like to Walk? Weather is Bad?



“Discover Plymouth’s History & Forefathers Monument Indoor Presentations”

A presentation program designed for those who do not want to or cannot do a walking tour or for inclement weather.  Your guide will take you back in time on a journey through the history of Plymouth. You will hear stories about the people, places, and events that shaped the beginning of our country. Fun and informative! This program is our tours without the walking! Offered throughout the day. Call to make a reservation. See visitor information for prices.


“Conversations with a Pilgrim Series”

Educational programs meant to engage and challenge.  Meet a Pilgrim, learn about their life, their challenges, and their beliefs.  Ask questions, have a conversation…..join in. We invite you to take part in this new series of events. Some will be offered daily, some will be “special or one-time” only.  Seating is limited. Go to Book a Tour page for info.


“Business Not As Usual – Pilgrim Economics

Meet Leo Martin, local historian and tour guide,  who will take you back in time as he tells stories of struggles, survival, andLeo Martin faith that set the cornerstones of our country. Discover why the Pilgrims changed from communal living to land-ownership and how this change led to the beginning of  free trade, industry, and capitalism in our country. Hear about the relationship between the Pilgrims and Natives and how they worked together in support of each other. Learn about the development of tools from the very simple to a complex machine like a grist mill. Great for people with limited mobility. Educational and fun for people of every age! Reservations are required. Takes place at the Jenney Museum, 48 Summer Street.


“Were the Pilgrims the First Abolitionists?”

(Offered daily ) Go to book a tour to see the weekly schedule for this talk.

Did the Abolitionist movement possibly begin with the Pilgrims? Is there something we could learn from the Pilgrims about racial equality? We will be taking an in-depth look at the subject and have open discussions. Seating is limited.



The Museum

Exhibits expounding on the Pilgrim story

“The Pursuit of Happiness” – The Declaration of Independence states —We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. We are not endowed with happiness, but with the pursuit of happiness. Through all their hardships and troubles were the Pilgrims pursuing happiness and did they find it? Visit the Museum and see what we think they were searching for.

“The Abolitionists”Were the Pilgrims the first Abolitionists? Who were some of the great leaders in the quest to end slavery? Is slavery still happening today?  Learn about the Underground Railroad movement here in Plymouth and hear about slavery then and now.

“Family – the Cornerstone of Society” – This exhibit highlights the family and their role in our society beginning with the Pilgrim family. Learn how the Pilgrims valued the family, how they educated the children, about their work ethic, the structure of the family, and how these family values influenced our civil society. See how society is built from the family up, not from the government down and how the Pilgrim’s believed the family was the cornerstone of society.  Mention you would like a tour of this exhibit when you visit.


48 Summer Street, Plymouth, MA 02360   Phone – 508-747-4544

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