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“Just cuz Thanksgivings over doesn't mean Plymouth is closed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pilgrim Hall Museum

Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court Street (Route 3A), Plymouth, MA 02360
508-746-1620
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Ranked #4 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: America's oldest public museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of both Native American and Pilgrim artifacts.
Kingston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Just cuz Thanksgivings over doesn't mean Plymouth is closed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Pilgrim Hall Museum is the oldest public museum in America and houses many artifacts that came over on the Mayflower almost 400 years ago. It is open right through December 31 (except Christmas Day) and well worth a visit. Touch a real piece of Plymouth Rock (the rest of the Rock in under a portico on the waterfront and, like Al Capone, untouchable). Watch a really good video that explains Pilgrim history in a very succinct and educational manor. Kids can enjoy a Treasure Hunt as they explore and, perhaps best of all, one of the nicest, small gift shops in Plymouth awaits with a variety of holiday gifts to purchase. While in Plymouth climb Allerton Street hill and visit the Forefather's Monument, built to celebrate the December 21, 1620 Landing of the Pilgrims in Plymouth. Just cuz Thanksgiving is over doesn't mean there's still not stuff to do here in America's Hometown.

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“A Neat Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This was a nice museum to read about the Pilgrims. It's not a big museum, but some great artifacts are kept there. It's not for small children since most of the exhibits require reading. Price to go in is a little steep, unless you're a AAA member or museum member.

Visited November 2013
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“A great start to our first day in Plymouth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This museum will take about an hour and will give a good overview of the Pilgrim experience. I thought it was the perfect place to start our visit to Plymouth. There is a 15-minute film to watch and in that same room was a chart of the Pilgrims that made the voyage and below it another chart that shows who lived (my favorite thing in the whole museum -- I think I spent at least 10 minutes just looking at that one exhibit). I definitely recommend visiting the museum!

Visited November 2013
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graysloplymouth
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“The other Plymouth! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Being an English plymothian I thought I knew all about the Pilgrim fathers seeing as we have the mayflower steps in my home town. How wrong I was! This museum was so informative and full of momentos of the Pilgrims. My family and I found it very moving. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful.worth the 3000 mile trip!

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“Educational and interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and learned a lot! The number and variety of artifacts was quite impressive. We especially enjoyed seeing the Winslow family crest and personal items of Edward Winslow and Mary Chilton.

The museum docent was very nice and shared several stories with us, including a story about Penelope's missing shoe.

Definitely a must see if you are doing the "pilgrim" tour!

Visited October 2013
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