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Pilgrim Hall Museum

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Address: 75 Court Street (Route 3A), Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone Number: 508-746-1620
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Pilgrim's Museum

One my third trip to Plymouth, MA, I was finally able to visit the Pilgrim Museum. It is small compared to museums I have visited in the past, BUT so full of information. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

One my third trip to Plymouth, MA, I was finally able to visit the Pilgrim Museum. It is small compared to museums I have visited in the past, BUT so full of information. It was interesting to see artifacts that were used by my Great+grandparents and to also view Grandpa+ Myles standish's will. The gift shop is very nice, having... More 

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Tehachapi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a great place to visit . My family came over on the Mayflower so it was great. I love history. The gift shop had a great variety .

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1 Thank JayneScardello
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This really is worth doing! We really enjoyed the artifacts and rich history of the area represented here. The discussion of mourning was fascinating. The only downside was you may not take photos. I dearly wanted a pic of some of the info plates so I could look things, people, places up later. The online collection doesn't really help for... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We saved the Pilgrim Hall for a wet day and we must have spent over an hour there watching the film and exploring the exhibits. The “pilgrims” must have had a great PR agent because many people think that European colonising of North America started with them and the Pilgrim Hall goes a long way to perpetuate the pilgrim story.... More 

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We have Mayflower ancestors, so have been to Plymouth many times over the years. We've been to Pilgrim Hall before, but just for a quick, hurried visit. This time we gave it the time it deserves. This is not a large place--after all, neither is Plymouth! Don't think this is a boring, scholarly place--it's not. You'll enjoy it, I promise.... More 

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very nice, well kept, small museum on 2 levels (has elevator). Very well done and nice balance of art work and artifacts. Very good 15 minute film available running continuously. Allow 2 hours. No photos allowed. Adult fee $8. Free parking on street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

$25 family pass was worth it for about an hour of really interesting interactive history. Very much recommended if you are visiting Plymouth for the history or even just on a rainy or windy day.

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Thank Praetorian1011
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A fabulous little place, and an absolute must see in Plymouth - offers a great history and a lot of information on this vitally important American town. The staff were just wonderful and even offered visitors free birthday cake! Highly recommended!

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Thank HayJayEm
Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The lower level of the museum presents artifacts from Mayflower and 17th century Plymouth history. The short 15 minute movie, One Small Candle, features well-known historians (including Nathaniel Philbrick who wrote "Mayflower") what drove the Pilgrims out of England to Leiden and eventually Plymouth. Museum artifacts were fascinating including Constance Hopkins hat that has survived since 1640.

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Des Moines, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Well done interesting exhibits. Tells the Pilgrim story very well. Not just a few old items. Good book store and gifts. Good for kids that like history but adults will like it best.

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