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Pilgrim Hall Museum

75 Court Street (Route 3A), Plymouth, MA 02360
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Ranked #6 of 40 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner 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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342 reviews 342 reviews
63 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

The Pilgrim Hall Museum is " the oldest continuously operating public museum in the country and America’s museum of Pilgrim possessions". A small museum, where you can find a lot out about the lives of the Pilgrims ... very interesting! You can see the whole thing in less than an hour, but don't miss the movie downstairs ... very well... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The museum has a nice collection of art and artifacts. Children can get an age-appropriate "hunting" list at the main desk, and then look for items on the list as they go through the museum. Our grandsons (ages 6 and 8) really got into the hunt.

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Columbus, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great to see pilgrims history and artifacts. The video was well done and informative. It was raining the day we were there. Drove to the monument where Plymouth rock is. it is not accessible. You can touch a piece that is in the museum. (the rock has a long history that is interesting)

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I thought I knew about the Pilgrims and their place in American history, but this museum was an eye-opener for me. Extensive collection of artifacts and documents from the time the Pilgrims arrived, with detailed and updated/re-interpreted explanations of their history and contributions to American life. For anyone at all interested in American history and the past's influence on the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Horrible rainy day in Plymouth so we decided to go to the museum, wonderful idea. Learnt a great deal about the history and the deeds of these brave people and their ability to adapt and eventually flourish in a new land.

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Miami, Florida
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287 reviews 287 reviews
72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It was amazing to see actual items from the Mayflower (shoe, hat, spoon, and cradle). Items of the period are expertly displayed. A few films offer detailed experiences of our early settlers. A must visit in Plymouth.

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
89 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This remarkable historic museum traces our collective history from 1620 when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth. You'll find a wonderful collection of true period artifacts and rare art depicting the history and lives of these hardy travelers. The museum also has an extensive library for researchers seeking data on this period of our country. Don't miss this great site. Enjoy!

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Shamong, New Jersey, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This museum was full of interesting information on the Pilgrims. Who they were, why they set sail on the Mayflower and what happened to them once they landed at Plymouth. I really enjoyed it. It is a beautiful building. Not very large, you could probably see everything in less than two hours.

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Mississauga, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Its a smaller museum but well worth the visit.You will probably spend an hour to 2 hours depending on how detailed you read through the various exhibits. There's a 15 minute video about the Mayflower crossing. They do a good job explaing how the pilgrims lived and events of the time. Would recommend the tour.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum really demonstrates what the pilgrims experienced upon their arrival to America's shore. The 15 minute video to start your visit is a MUST. Many Americans think our history began in the late 1700's but this brings you back more than a hundred years more than that. What a great thing to experience.

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