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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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English first
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143 reviews 143 reviews
76 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW 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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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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Calgary, Canada
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55 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a relatively small museum and a stop while walking through Plymouth. Some interesting history on the early settlers to the area and the main floor was set up with a special exhibit, which I understands changes periodically. I would allow between 30 and 60 minutes to see it all. Some of the letters written from those in the... More

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Western Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We arrived too late to really get to see this museum, but loved what we saw. A few favorites: a display about the changing depictions of colonists clothing over time, and why it was presented that way; the chart on the wall showing families that came on the Mayflower and who was still alive a year later; seeing artifacts such... More

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Mohawk Valley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Lots to look at and learn about. There were many good books to choose from and purchase and a very nice museum store.

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Arizona
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We loved it! Very informative and often missed as I understand it. My husband is a Mayflower descendent and we found this to be one of the most interesting places we visited during our pilgrim tour.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

What a great little museum! I enjoyed visiting there very much. Lots of artifacts in their exhibit and very educational.

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Georgetown, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What a treasure with the original items that some of the pilgrims brought with them as well as the original patents that gave them authority to settle in the area. There is a film that is informative and paintings and historical items on both floors. The gift shop has a wonderful poster of the families that came over and who... More

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