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Pilgrim Hall Museum

75 Court Street (Route 3A), Plymouth, MA 02360
508-746-1620
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Ranked #6 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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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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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Medford, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great museum for everyone - youngsters and oldsters. Actual items owned by the pilgrims folks.

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Riverview, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just when you think you have seen and heard everything there is to know about early American history, you come across a gem like this museum and see things you haven't seen anywhere else. The exhibits are not overwhelming, not too much reading on each display. You come away with a sense of awe over what the Pilgrims endured. A... More

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Northport, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a very interesting place to spend an hour. The historic memorabilia, artwork and movie presentation are of high quality and displayed in a nice air conditioned building. Well worth the price of admission.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Touch a piece of Plymouth Rock, original possessions of the Pilgrims that came over on the Mayflower. Enough said. You can't experience this anywhere else on Earth. William Bradford's chair. The White's baby cradle. There are only a handful of items left from this piece of our History and they are here and available for you to see, not hidden... More

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