In the 17th-Century English Village, talk with costumed role players who portray the Plymouth colonists (popularly known as the “Pilgrims”) going about their daily lives in this small, re-created coastal village.
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Discover a different perspective at the Wampanoag Homesite, where modern-day Native staff practice and preserve traditional skills and speak about the history and culture of the Wampanoag People. In the Crafts Center, watch the skilled modern-day artisans as they fashion the period furnishings and clothing used in the 17th-Century English Village. At the Nye Barn, learn about the museum’s rare and heritage breed livestock and their importance to global conservation efforts.
On the Plymouth waterfront, climb aboard Mayflower II, fully restored 17th-century sailing vessel that made the famous voyage in 1620. Talk with the first-person living history educators portraying those who sailed on that historic voyage or with modern-maritime staff. Nestled along Town Brook, and just a short walk from the Waterfront, the Plimoth Grist Mill tells the story of the grist (corn grinding) mill built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony. The Mill is a reproduction of the 1636 mill in the original location and was completed in 1970. Many of the parts (the stones, spindle, and stone furiture) are from the early 1800s and were salvaged from a mill near Philadelphia.
In all of these locations, the engaging staff, through attention to detail, and carefully reproduced environments ensure a fun and fascinating visit. Take a step back in history at the Plimoth Plantation!
Plimoth Patuxet curates and maintains important archaeological and material culture collections related to pre- and post-contact Wampanoag Patuxet and Plymouth Colony. These collections inform and support the interpretation on our living history sites and inform historical and archaeological research.
Located on the Eel River, Historic Patuxet is where guests learn about the Native peoples who have lived here for over 12,000 years. We invite you to learn about the Indigenous heritage of the Northeast from contemporary interpreters who discuss the 17th-century life-ways of a culture that continues to thrive today.
Mayflower II, Plimoth’s full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620 has finally returned to her berth at State Pier in Pilgrim Memorial State Park to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival on New England’s shores! We are excited to welcome you aboard this newly restored vessel, and we hope to see you on the Plymouth waterfront this season!
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