Meet Leo Martin, local historian and tour guide, who will take you back in time as he tells stories of struggles, survival, and 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 the Jenney Grist Mill. Great tour for people with limited mobility. Educational and fun for people of every age! Reservations are required. Tour begins at the Jenney Museum at 48 Summer Street. Located about 7 minutes from Plymouth Rock. 40 minutes.
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.
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.
Rotating exhibits expounding on the Pilgrim story including agriculture, industry, free trade and economics, including the story of the Jenney Grist Mill, built by Pilgrim John Jenney in 1636. Visit mid April to mid May and see thousands of river herring migrate up Town Brook on the way to spawn.
“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” -
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines the family as a “the collective body of persons who live in one house under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children and servants, and as the case may be, lodgers and boarders.”
Other secondary definitions include “those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe or race; kindred; lineage”…..
This exhibit will highlight the family and their role in our society beginning with the Pilgrim family.
Located at 48 Summer Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 For information call: 508-747-4544
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