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Review of Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360
508-746-1622
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Ranked #2 of 58 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
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“good enough to join”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our daughter is spending a year in Boston area, so we have been helping find some attractive places to visit for her family. By travelling south from Boston one can find this well done museum about the Englishmen who arrived at Plymouth in 1620. We enjoyed the 1627 English Village recreation with burning fires, livestock roaming, actors in character (mainly Devonian accents to our ears) and varied interiors to buildings. We also used the Children's discovery area which our small ones greatly enjoyed. The shops were too enticing. It is large and requires quite a bit of walking. But it is worthwhile enough to buy a season ticket. The exhibition on Thanksgiving was informative, but of course they try to be very politically correct so go warned that history is rewritten from Native American point of view (which is of course reasonable, if it were balanced by the European settler opinion, sadly neglected).

Visited September 2013
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“Not so fun...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

In the Pilgrim Village, only a few of the character actors wanted to engage in conversation. We received mostly yes and no answers to questions, My 10 yr old daughter is shy, so we were hoping that the actors would be a bit more forthcoming with information.....Kind of disappointing! Did have some good conversations with the Native Americans in the Wampanoag village.

Visited August 2013
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“A Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Just so well done, and beautiful. This is a unique experience, the intrepretors are extremely knowledgeable. If we lived closer we would get a membership- it's excellent.

Visited August 2013
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“Historic depiction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This has been on my bucket list. Each of the villages seemed authentic enough and the actors stayed in character. I learned something in both places, which was as it should be. Actors in the Native American village will tell you that if they were being as authentic as possible, like the English village, then visitors would not understand them, because they would be speaking in their native language.I was not disappointed by the 2 villages but I was disappointed that the barn which should have had more heritage species in it had a llama instead.i have read how they were trying to save heritage species and did not see much evidence of it. There were various animals in the English village. Other than the llama and some goats at the barn there was no information, much less any staff to educate visitors. We ate a lunch of traditional items which was very good in the cafeteria area.

Visited August 2013
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“Plimoth Plantation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a must see for anyone in the area. Basically it's a living history museum. The characters are extremely well informed and available to show you what it was like in the area when the Pilgrims were trying to settle in. The fact that members of local Native American Tribes run a small Wampanoag area is wonderful. You can see an actual dugout being made, see cooking demos of native plants and foods, and ask any questions of the native people! It's a great experience for any age group. The actual village for the Pilgrims is set up as the original would have been. Be prepared to spend a few hours here.

Visited April 2013
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