17th Century Living History Tours & 

Educational Programs

 

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Go to BOOK A TOUR to see schedule for the week and our New Programs.

 

 

“Discover Plymouth’s History – A Walking Tour” * offered at 9:30 and 1:30 

(hours subject to change and more times may be added daily please call for information)

Can’t or don’t want to walk?   See below for our newest option.


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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, part of Burial Hill 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.

NEW – “Discover Plymouth’s History – A Conversation with a Pilgrim”  – a program designed for those who do not want to or cannot do a walking tour. Meet Leo, your guide, who 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 walking tour without all the walking! Offered throughout the day. Call to make a reservation.

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“Forefathers Monument Tour” – *offered at 11:00 and 3:00

(hours subject to change and more times may be added daily)

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.

 NEW THIS YEAR….

 

“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 offered throughout the day.           

(hours subject to change and more times may be added daily, call for reservation)

 

The first in this series. 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.

 

“Discover Plymouth’s History – A Talk Through History” 

(Offered throughout the day, call for a reservation or for information)

A program designed for those who do not want to or cannot do a walking tour. Meet Leo, your guide, who 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. Find out why we think history should never be boring! This program is our walking tour without all the walking!

“They Didn’t Know They Were Pilgrims”

(Offered at select times) Go to book a tour to see the weekly schedule for this tour.

Were the early settlers so very different from us?

Meet Goodwife Patience, an eyewitness to the early years of Plymouth Colony. Her life was totally different from ours, but she and her family and neighbors were simple ordinary people who struggled with problems and were thankful for blessings which we can relate to today. Come and join the conversation!   Begins Monday April 20th, April 22nd, and April 24th at 11:00 am  Call for a reservation!

 

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.

“Story of the Cranberry Harvest”In this exhibit learn all about the cranberry and the cranberry industry. How the cranberry is grown and how it is harvested. Watch an underwater harvest by video and visit our “bog”. Sponsored by A.D. Makepeace Company.

“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.

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Phone – 508-747-4544

 

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