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Plimoth Plantation, Plimoth Grist Mill and Mayflower II

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA 02360-2436

    Plimoth (the main campus) includes the outdoor exhibits Wampanoag Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Craft Center and the Henry Hornblower Visitor Center with a theater, exhibit gallery, gift stores and a cafe with tastings of 17th-century colonial and Wampanoag food, and modern delights.

    You may select to visit this location on the same day or a different day from the other two exhibits. See Pricing for admission details.

    Plimoth Plantation is the centerpiece of the outdoor museum, with a 17th-Century English village, Wampanog homesite, craft center, Nye Barn and visitor's center. All are located on the same property.

    At the 17th-Century English village, travel back to the year 1627! Costumed actors answer questions in character, and inform guests of the Pilgrims difficult beginnings in the colony. See live demos on blacksmithing, farming and cooking in the village.

    Next to the Village, you’ll find the Wampanoag Homesite and meet people who explain the history and culture of the Wampanoag people.

    Contemporary artisans share 17th-century techniques for making tools, native and colonial clothing, and furniture at the Craft Center. Nye Barn gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the plantation’s rare heritage breeds of sheep, cows and goats.

    Mayflower II is unavailable as it is away for preservation until May 2019

    Head to the waterfront to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, a detailed reproduction of the ship that the English colonists sailed to Plymouth. Walk about the ship and meet historical characters who describe living conditions on the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. See the passengers’ cramped quarters, peer into the hold where the goods were stored, and compare the spacious Master’s cabin to the confined sailors’ accommodations.

    Plimoth Grist Mill

    A short walk from the Mayflower II takes you to the Plimoth Grist Mill, where you’ll see the grist (corn grinding) mill for the Plymouth Colony. For more than a decade, the Pilgrims ground their corn by hand, until the colony constructed this water-powered mill on Town Brook. The mill is a reproduction of the colonist’s mill; many parts were salvaged from an early 1800s mill near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The mill still operates twice a week and visitors are welcome to watch the process.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Visit: Plimoth Grist Mill, 6 Spring Ln Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA 02360-3400

    Located in historic downtown Plymouth, a short walk from the waterfront, the Plimoth Grist Mill is a fully working reconstruction of the original mill built by the Pilgrims on the same site in 1636. Exhibits explore science, history, technology and ecology. In the spring, see the annual Herring Run and learn about the herrings' significance to the Wampanoag and Pilgrim story.

    You may select to visit this location on the same day or a different day from Plimoth (the main campus). See Pricing for admission details.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Visit: Mayflower II, Water Street Physical address for parking lot for GPS's for The Mayflower, Plymouth, MA 02362

    Mayflower is away for restoration and will return home to Plymouth May 21, with visitation available May 26, into the spotlight for the 400th commemoration of America's founding story.

    Located on picturesque Plymouth Harbor, the Mayflower is a full-scale reproduction of the 17th-century merchant ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. Climb aboard and talk with costumed interpreters portraying those who sailed on that historic voyage or learn from modern-day guides about the history of Mayflower.

    You may select to visit this location on the same day or a different day from Plimoth (the main campus). See Pricing for admission details.

    Duration: 40 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Plimoth Plantation
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Plimoth Plantation Exhibits (if part of chosen option)
    • Plimoth Grist Mill (if part of chosen option)
    • Entry/Admission - Plimoth Plantation
    • Entry/Admission - Plimoth Grist Mill
    • Entry/Admission - Mayflower II
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Mayflower II is away for preservation until 2020
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Complimentary golf cart service from one exhibit to another,is available to our guests that are mobile impaired or need assistance, inquire on arrival with guest services.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    This was a wonderful experience. Take your time if you can. Talk to as many "residents" as possible. Their stories are fascinating. It is quite surprising to see what they brought with them and how they coped with the hardships they encounteres.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Traveller5847
    Janet Y, Manager at Plimoth Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your comment. So glad you enjoyed the experience.

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I haven't been for sometime so I stopped by. It was a beautiful day. It was so educational and the interactions with the cast were nice. Sturdy walking shoes are a must as there are gravel walking trails. There are steep oil inclines on the...More

    Thank nejorob
    Janet Y, Manager at Plimoth Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Good walking shoes is a great suggestion. If our guests need assistance traveling from one exhibit to another, we have a complimentary golf cart service.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This village is amazing. It is a living museum. The pilgrims who stroll the grounds at the plantation are so immersed in their characters that the visitors are transported to 1620 and become familiar to the everyday lives of the pilgrims. Make sure to engage...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank oldies1977
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We loved this tour. We only had time for the Plimoth Plantation and a quick bite to eat. A lot of walking (I used my walker) but it was so quaint and the people in period costume and speaking in period were quite knowledgable....Loved seeing...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank OrchardOrchid
    Janet Y, Manager at Plimoth Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Fantastic! Thank you for the comment. One of the joys of composting the way they did 400 years ago is that the chickens enjoy an all you can eat buffet.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We enjoyed our visit to Plimoth Plantation, from the informative film to the reconstructed native American and English village. All is brought alive by the knowledgeable curators but especially the actors in period costume who played their parts really well and always had an answer.

    Thank glenh612
    Janet Y, Manager at Plimoth Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. October with fall foliage, Indigenous People's Weekend and Archeology Month are all wonderful reasons to plan a day trip to Plimoth.

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    28 August 2019|
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    Response from brianjaguar | Reviewed this property |
    Hi We drove from Boston and there were no booking formalities Site seemed to be open all day with resident period dressed men and women explaining different buildings and ways of life back in time.Can take some time to... More
    30 July 2019|
    Response from JCIT |
    From what I read, it will not be open until May 21, 2020.
    30 July 2019|
    Response from Rhonda G | Reviewed this property |
    I didn't see the Grist Mill, but have visited others. A Grist Mill is machinery that grinds grain into flour.
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