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Pilgrim Hall Museum

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Address: 75 Court St, Plymouth, MA 02360-3823
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+1 508-746-1620
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

America's oldest public museum is dedicated to the preservation and...

America's oldest public museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of both Native American and Pilgrim artifacts.

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An interesting historical stop

This Musuem was very interesting and informative, and I learned a lot from the displays there. They had artifacts both from the Pilgrims' time as well as artifacts from people who... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This Musuem was very interesting and informative, and I learned a lot from the displays there. They had artifacts both from the Pilgrims' time as well as artifacts from people who wrote about or studied the Pilgrims. It's not as interesting for very small children, but I think school age children who have learned about the Pilgrims would enjoy some... More 

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was our first visit here although we have been to Plymouth many times. I did not know they had so many artifacts of the history of the area. Even the short film caught your attention. I would recommend a visit here especially for first time visitors.

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

It's a lovely building with nice staff but Iwas underwhelmed with the exhibits. I was expecting more original artifacts. Having said that I'm from the UK so the examples of furniture are things I'm quite used to seeing. There were some nice paintings and everything was well organised but not everyone's cup of tea.

1 Thank highlandhooves
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was part of our home made Plymouth walking tour. A very well laid out museum which taught us a great deal about the Founding Fathers. Good video to start with. Excellent paintings and good use of genuine artefacts.Not to be missed.

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Fresh Meadows, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

a visit here you will learn all about the pigrims....plenty of displays to see read ....parking in the rear

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This venerate museum collected relics and stories from Plymouth's Pilgrim descendant families long before such was popular. That means authentic artifacts from the Pilgrim Era have been saved and are on display along with the stories of their owners and descendants. The continuity is amazing. Well done. A "must" to see for every Plymouth visitor.

1 Thank deem705
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

The museum is a well set out place that is worth the reasonable entry fee. The story about the Pilgrims was detailed in many aspects but there is not much detail on the time in Leiden.

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Good movie and some great artifacts, but the museum seemed focused on the tercentenary of the landing rather than the landing and pilgrim experience.

2 Thank John B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We visited the museum today and really enjoyed the introductory video in the lower hall and seeing all the original possessions and artefacts including a baby's cot, an original needlework sampler, lots of high backed chairs and much much more. Upstairs there are paintings of the pilgrims including the first thanksgiving meal where venison actually featured more than turkeys! And... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Situated on Court Street in the centre of Plymouth, the museum is perfect for those who love history. The museum opens from 09:30 hrs - 16:30 hrs and it is closed all January. The museum is Americas oldest museum and was built in 1824 - you can get to touch a piece of Pilgrim rock and see some of the... More 

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