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“Grandpa, we're here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360
508-746-1622
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Museums, History Museums, Ships, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This living history museum depicts the life of Pilgrims and Native Americans in early-17th century Massachusetts.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Granby, Connecticut
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Grandpa, we're here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I guess you can tell we like it when our children enter the village, find Richard Warren, and run up to give hugs. They love their "old, old grandfather" and greet him by saying, "Grandfather, we're here for our school picture!" He seems to remember them even though we only visit once or twice a year. This fall, one of the ladies recognized us as having visited earlier in the year and asked if we planned to "stay on". The people who work there are just so amazing and really make it well worth the visit, over and over again. This year we purchased a membership for the first time.

Visited October 2012
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Barling, Ar
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“A visit back in time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This place is very interesting to visit. The people are very knowable of the the times. It was an education to see and realize how the people must have lived and survived back then. It would be a great place for kids to travel and visit.

Visited October 2012
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful living History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We visited this amazing living museum a week before Thanksgiving; it was overflowing with school children. It was wonderful to hear the children asking so many questions and getting answers that made sense to them.
We are British, so our knowledge of pilgrims is scant to say the least. But I loved this museum especially the Wampanoag home site and the actors in their traditional clothing. We asked loads of questions about Native Americans but I came away wanting to know more about these amazing people and their beliefs.
The Pilgrim village was much larger than I had expected and the actors here had very authentic English accents! It was fascinating to see the privations that the first settlers had to endure.
We bought a ticket that enabled us to go and see the replica of the Mayflower at the harbour. This too was really interesting. I had not realised how small and cramped the conditions on boat were. I think this is a great museum and they do an excellent job at brings this pioneer story alive. I am glad we visited and it’s well worth the entrance fee.

Visited November 2012
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Olympic National Park, Washington
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“Too expensive for a family, none of it is real anyway.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Check the box by visiting Plymouth rock, which is free, and looking at the
mayflower II (built in 1950's) from a distance. No reason to pay the price to get on the boat/visit the artificial plantation which is actually 2 miles up the street. Too expensive for a family and the payback is minimal. We did the thanksgiving dinner buffet (hosted by sodexo food services, who probably services your public school cafeteria as well) and it was absolutely horrible, complete waste of money and time. But at least we can say we had thanksgiving at Plymouth!

Visited November 2012
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“Thanksgiving in Duxbury!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We really enjoyed visiting the Plantation. It was an authentic re-creation of life in the 1620's and a very educational experience. We topped off our Thanksgiving there with an informal buffet luncheon in a heated tent in the Visitor's Center.

Visited November 2012
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