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Jenney House Museum

48 Summer Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
+1 508-747-4544
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, History Museums
Owner description: Historic Educational Plymouth Tours. 17Th Century Living HistoryYour Journey into History Begins Here! Business Not As Usual Tour - Meet Leo Martin,... more » Owner description: Historic Educational Plymouth Tours. 17Th Century Living HistoryYour Journey into History Begins Here! Business Not As Usual Tour - Meet Leo Martin, local historian and tour guide, who will take you back in time as he tells stories of struggles, survival, and faith that set the cornerstones of our country. The beginning of industry, free trade, and capitalism began right here. Hear about the relationship between the Pilgrims and Natives and how they worked together in support of each other. Visit mid April to mid May and see thousands of river herring migrate up Town Brook on the way to spawn. Educational and fun for people of every age! 45 Minute tour. Discover Plymouth's History - a Walking Tour: Hear about the people, places, and events that shaped the beginning of our country as you walk through the historic district of Plymouth on this one hour tour. Includes Town Brook, Brewster Gardens, Plymouth Rock and the waterfront area, Cole's Hill, Leyden Street and Town Square. Forefathers Monument Tour - Located on a hill in historic Plymouth, this hidden gem is the largest free standing solid granite monument in our country. Don't just drive by! Come learn what each of the five statues represents and hear the faith story of the Pilgrims all in one spot. Visit our Museum and our rotating exhibits. « less
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Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I loved Leo's knowledge & delivery - clearly talking about Plymouth's history is a passion. I took both the economics and history walking tours back to back, but I recommend a break between the two, if possible, due to some overlap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We decided to take a Leo tour (the Plymouth History Tour) after reading rave reviews on tripadvisor. We are glad we did. They were so nice to work with and then the tour was wonderful. Our kids (age 6 and 9) enjoyed it as well. If bringing kids to Plymouth, we do recommend doing some fun reading beforehand like reading... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Historical informative you don't learn in school presented in a way that definitely holds your attention.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a wonderful experience on this tour. Leo is interesting, informative and humorous as a guide. He gave us all a certain detail about Plymouth and its beginnings that was genuine. Although he may have done this tour many times before, he was engaging in his presentation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent, the highlight of our time in Plymouth! Rich in History! Loved the monument history as well, we really appreciated Leo's passion for telling the Plymouth story. He is very knowledgeable. We are thankful we learned about the tour via TripAdvisor!

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East Norwich, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Leo is wonderful...interesting to groups of all ages. We used to go to the grist mill when he ran the tour.. I went once after he left and it was a terrible tour. I will be bringing 100 children to Plymouth in October and Leo will do a night tour of historic Plymouth for us. No stupid ghost tours that... More

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I cannot imagine how lacking our Plymouth visit would have been had we not had the tour by Leo Martin and visited Jenney House. We were hesitant to take our kids (aged 14 and 11) on the walking tour, but Leo engaged them so well. On our vacation we visited Maine and fished and saw Wales, but we all agreed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Historic Plymouth tour with Leo Martin from the Jenney House was very informative and very interesting. Leo is a wealth of information and tells the true story of the Pilgrims backed with facts and feeling. I highly recommend taking this tour around Plymouth to get a better idea of what the Pilgrim story is all about. Leo has a... More

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Islip Terrace, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

These folks are the real deal... ALL the accurate, detailed and vital facts relative to the Pilgrims venture across the seas and life here in America. The $10 price tag is really too low for what you'll glean in this hour and a quarter walking tour. DON'T SKIP THIS!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We want our kiddos to learn as well as have fun when we travel. They learned a TON about the workings of a grist mill here...The Wheel turns the Gear. The Gear turns the Stone. The Stone grinds the corn.... :) You won't like it if you are not interested in how things work.

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