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Pilgrim Hall Museum

75 Court Street (Route 3A), Plymouth, MA 02360
508-746-1620
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Ranked #7 of 39 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Ashland, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A small, but wonderful museum. I wish I could have spent a few days in there soaking in the history and learning about the early settlers, along with the Native American tribes. I got a lot out of this because my ancestry traces back to the Mayflower on both my mother's and father's sides. To see the bassinet of Peregrine... More

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Great museum. Many artifacts and great informational video on the pilgrims. I was amazed they had so much actual information and even some artifacts that came over on the Mayflower. They also had a small civil war exhibit with letters from one of the area's soldiers that were very interesting to read. Small entry fee with discounts for families, seniors,... More

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Hudson Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The short documentary is wonderful and it helps when you see the artifacts that have been saved. The staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

small museum dedicated to the settlers' landing in Plymouth. They do a very nice job displaying artifacts and interpretive art depicting the historical events.

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Wheelchair accessible. Well designed with lots of history to enjoy and learn about. Most of the other museums are small original houses and they are not accessible so we were delighted to find that this is.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was reluctant to take my children as I was concerned they wouldn't have much interest in seeing some "old stuff" as they would say. Boy was I wrong! The museum had a "scavenger hunt" of sorts for children. The kids thoroughly enjoyed exploring the museum at their own pace while seeking out the answers to the scavenger hunt questions.... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Plymouth Rock can be a bit of a disappointment but this museum is not. The museum is set up very well to guide the visitor through the history of what inspired the Pilgrims to make their journey, to the Native Americans that had already been living on the land, how the two communities learned to live together, and how their... More

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Dunrobin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm glad we made the trip to Plymouth to see this museum. It doesn't glorify the Pilgrims and points out that there were actually other people on the boat as well. There was a special exhibit about a young soldier from Plymouth in the Civil War which was very well presented and very interesting. This is not a children's museum... More

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a very small museum, but the exhibits make it extremely worthwhile. My husband and I enjoy history and we learned new things about the history of Plymouth and the Pilgrims. There are objects on disolay that belonged to the original pilgrims. We are also interested in the Civil War, so we found that exhibit moving as well. Be... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Let me say first, this museum is wonderful, small, informative, friendly, history & Plymouth History. I love this any ol' time. I had my grandchildren, twin 7 yr olds. I didn't know what to expect, they'd either love the hunt or get bored with the displays. Guess what? (that's my grandson's favorite saying)...they loved it! We got the appropriate age... More

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