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Pilgrim Hall Museum

Address: 75 Court Street (Route 3A), Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone Number: 508-746-1620
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Ranked #4 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: America's oldest public museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of both Native...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Centrally located, easy to navigate, nice gift shop, educational. It was interesting for those who enjoy historical information.

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Walpole, MA
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What a great place this is! There are some artifacts that just amaze me that they have survived so long. You can't take pictures indoors but it make sense, considering what they're trying to protect and preserve there. There is a fun museum scavenger hunt for the kids, there are 2 or 3 different versions for different age ranges, so... More 

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This small museum of full of historical treasures belonging to the pilgrims who traveled here over 300 years ago…Its a fascinating place full of rare artifacts and the staff is very knowledgable on the history behind the treasures..The museum is located near the waterfront downtown so its convenient to combine with doing other things in Plymouth....It has a hands on... More 

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Massachusetts
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63 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

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
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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
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Los Angeles, California
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24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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289 reviews 289 reviews
72 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
178 reviews 178 reviews
92 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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