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Jenney Museum

48 Summer Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
+1 508-747-4544
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Owner description: Historic Educational Plymouth Tours. 17Th Century Living History Your Journey into History Begins Here! Business Not As Usual Tour- Pilgrim Economics - 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. Reservations required for all tours. 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. Reservations required. 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.All tours require a reservation. Visit our website for more information.
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Jenney Museum tour is my favorite historical attraction in Plymouth. I have been on this tour about 10 times, as I take my fourth graders on a field trip there each year. I've also been with friends and family and am never disappointed. Leo and Nancy run the museum and the walking tour. They created the museum from scratch,... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My husband and I did the pilgrim economics tour which was so interesting! Leo had us so intrtigued with his vast knowledge and witty stories. It was thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable; I would recommend it highly. It and Plimoth Plantation were the best oart of our trip. Loved it,

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Washington, DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visited here based on trip advisor reviews and expected this to be a tour. Instead, I paid $6 to watch a film about the mill next door. Don't get me wrong, it was an interesting film that was very well done, but "museum" isn't really the right term to use as there's little to it - just two small... More

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our visit to Jenney Grist Mill was one of many we have made both in UK and in New England. This visit was by far the best as not only did we learn the history of the mill but also have a demonstration of how it worked. This involved the process from stopping the water flow in order to position... More

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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

Leo and Nancy have done a fantastic job bringing this wonderful tour together. They are lovely people who make you feel comfortable and genuinely enjoy what their museum and tours have to offer. We learned more about the pilgrims and early settlers of the United States in one hour than we did in all of our K-12 years. Don't be... More

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Calgary, Canada
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177 reviews 177 reviews
55 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a very small place, the building itself is the historical part, the exhibits was extremely small as part of the museum was closed off. They have a small shop in the museum. Admission was by donation. Not really worth a stop, you can read about the building in one of the guide books.

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Bellevue, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Jenney House Museum offers a rare, succinct glimpse into the values, ideas and priorities that proved foundational to the forming of our country. The docents are knowledgeable in Plymouth and Pilgrim history and are quick to help a visitor know how best to approach both areas of interest. Its book store is one of very few places in Plymouth and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had an amazing experience. Our guide, Leo, walked around Plymouth and told us the story of the Pilgrims and showed us all the important landmarks. It took about an hour and a half. I learned a lot about the Pilgrims. I would recommend it to anyone, especially families with children or homeschool families. You will get the real story.

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Watervliet, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Leo was an excellent guide! To.keep the attentionof my 2 16 year old boys for 90 minutes was amazing. They didnot stop talking about it all evening. Great history, Leo is so knowledgeable about Olymouth. We had a groupon which was a bonus. Would definately recommend it to everyone!!!

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Melbourne, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Leo is a passionate tour guide and knows his stuff! The tour was well worth the $10. This tour is a good place to start your PLymouth visit.

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