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Pilgrim Hall Museum

75 Court Street (Route 3A), Plymouth, MA 02360
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Ranked #5 of 38 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Description: America's oldest public museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of both Native American and Pilgrim artifacts.
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English first
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was the best of all the attractions we visited in Plymouth and I learnt the most here. Do watch the video before exploring the museum. it isn't big but you can learn so much.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Pilgrim Hall is a venerable establishment dedicated to artifacts related to the families who came over on the Mayflower. The museum was built in 1824 and is the oldest continuously-operating museum in America. The museum underwent a major renovation and restoration in 2008 when an entry pavillion and special exhibition area was installed. On the day of my visit, a... More

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Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Hubby and I have been to Plymouth many times, but we've never stopped into this museum…what a shame. We were very pleasantly surprised by the calibre of the museum and the way everything was displayed We found the entire visit very informative. Not too big or too small, just the perfect size. Only caveat - try to avoid the school... More

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Kingston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Pilgrim Hall Museum is the oldest public museum in America and houses many artifacts that came over on the Mayflower almost 400 years ago. It is open right through December 31 (except Christmas Day) and well worth a visit. Touch a real piece of Plymouth Rock (the rest of the Rock in under a portico on the waterfront and, like... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This was a nice museum to read about the Pilgrims. It's not a big museum, but some great artifacts are kept there. It's not for small children since most of the exhibits require reading. Price to go in is a little steep, unless you're a AAA member or museum member.

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Haddonfield, NJ
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This museum will take about an hour and will give a good overview of the Pilgrim experience. I thought it was the perfect place to start our visit to Plymouth. There is a 15-minute film to watch and in that same room was a chart of the Pilgrims that made the voyage and below it another chart that shows who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Being an English plymothian I thought I knew all about the Pilgrim fathers seeing as we have the mayflower steps in my home town. How wrong I was! This museum was so informative and full of momentos of the Pilgrims. My family and I found it very moving. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful.worth the 3000 mile trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and learned a lot! The number and variety of artifacts was quite impressive. We especially enjoyed seeing the Winslow family crest and personal items of Edward Winslow and Mary Chilton. The museum docent was very nice and shared several stories with us, including a story about Penelope's missing shoe. Definitely a must see if you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed this and liked the lower floor the best. We were told there were objects that came on mayflower but it was confusing which ones did come over. After we were finished we asked for clarification only to find they had a list. Wish we had that to start with. It was a good value.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A good addition to a tour of Plymouth. The compact museum gives a glimpse into the pilgrims and their life. The typical artifacts are combined with a small theatre where you can enjoy a short film that is very informative. There are also several paintings on display relative ti the time.

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