Pilgrim Hall Museum
Pilgrim Hall Museum
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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America's oldest public museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of both Native American and Pilgrim artifacts.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Audrey N
    Swansea, Massachusetts416 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss the videos
    We enjoy museums and this one was small but displayed very interesting artifacts. The plaques told the real story. We especially enjoyed the videos of the pilgrim women and Native American women. Their stories were not what we were taught in school and very enlightening. Please don’t miss the videos.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Disneybus
    Pittsgrove, New Jersey907 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We're talking 1600's American artifacts here - hard to absorb it's been over 400 years!
    My wife and I included a visit to the museum in our itinerary partly as a tribute to my mother-in-law, as she was a devout student of the Mayflower and was never able to make this visit. The family traces directly to Mayflower passenger Richard Warren, who was also a signer of the Mayflower Compact. Upon entering, the docent almost apologized to my wife for not having Richard's handkerchief on display, as it was currently in storage. The museum, looking rather grandiose from outside, is somewhat deceiving inside as it can be traversed within two hours. The artifacts are pretty amazing - especially viewing William Bradford's 1592 Geneva Bible. There are huge paintings in the upper gallery, with even a small touchable portion of Plymouth Rock. A display on Pilgrim's clothing was interesting, as the attire is not what is usually depicted. Much of the displays naturally include interactions with the Native Americans. The gift shop, while rather small, is full of interesting souvenirs.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Kate D
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Native Americans Saved the Pilgrims!
    This was so wonderful. This museum was so helpful in it's history and interpretation of the pilgrims. I loved the videos, I loved the exhibits, I loved the staff. This does have a fee but it was worth it. The gift shop is great as well. The museum has actual artifacts of the pilgrims so wow just wow. The museum also tells the story of the sadness of greed and godless nature of the Winslow's son(2nd generation American) and how he broke the peace with the Native Americans after his father died. A must see in Plymouth.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Midwest_Roamer22
    Lansing, Michigan43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    We went here as a family having pilgrim ancestors so the displays were pertinent and meaningful. Despite the imposing size of the building, the exhibit space is not large and one can walk around in a half hour or so unless you read and listen to everything. I especially liked the 6 videos portraying women of the time period, including native women. There is a small gift shop. There’s a small poster showing who lived and who died on the voyage and in the first winter, demonstrating clearly what a struggle these pioneers endured.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Tom G
    81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good value
    Enjoyed our visit to an informative and pleasant addition to our information-gathering time around the Pilgrim settlements in Plymouth from 1620 onwards. Well laid out, good signage and display boards, authentic artifacts, historical paintings in a spacious gallery, small but useful gift/bookstore. A useful and interesting way to spend and hour and more. Good value too.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
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JKL V
Fair Lawn, NJ116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Pilgrim Hall Museum is a nice place to visit because it offers interesting insights of the the lives of the pilgrims who arrived @ Cape Cod on the Mayflower from Europe.

It takes no more than an hour to view the exhibits and videos. No photography allowed. Free parking behind the museum.
Written April 29, 2022
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XerkUSA
USA173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We had a great experience at the Pilgrims Hall Museum. The ladies there was very nice and helpful. I enjoyed the beautiful stained glass at the entrance and the docent explained it very well. There was a exhibit on the women of the time when we were there. Lots of very interesting items throughout. Don't miss the tapestries! They are beautiful and it is a work in progress. The docent explained how that came about and the importance of the scenes that were on display. AMAZING! I can't wait to return to see how they have progressed. Definitely a must see!
Written September 1, 2021
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Audrey N
Swansea, MA416 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We enjoy museums and this one was small but displayed very interesting artifacts. The plaques told the real story. We especially enjoyed the videos of the pilgrim women and Native American women. Their stories were not what we were taught in school and very enlightening. Please don’t miss the videos.
Written June 25, 2023
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Tom G
Cockenzie and Port Seton, null, United Kingdom81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit to an informative and pleasant addition to our information-gathering time around the Pilgrim settlements in Plymouth from 1620 onwards. Well laid out, good signage and display boards, authentic artifacts, historical paintings in a spacious gallery, small but useful gift/bookstore. A useful and interesting way to spend and hour and more. Good value too.
Written September 22, 2023
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Batuhan Karatas
Istanbul, Türkiye1,133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
First Landing , a great historical location. A must to visit and not only visit but also to feel. Lota to read about as well.
Written January 4, 2020
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Suzukim
Northern Virginia, VA1,101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
If you want to learn, what and how things really happened, please visit this small and very important informative Museum.. It may take you from 1-2 hours depending on your curiosity. They have artifacts that were in the May Flower along with other things that belong to the people from long ago. They offer an Scavenger hunt for kids and adults, a perfect activity I must say. Start downstairs by watching a 15 min film.
The lady at the front desk was very nice and knowledgeable about this area history.
The Museum is not free but they have a special fee for families, the also have free parking in the back. Highly recommend a visit here if you are in the area and want to know the truth about historical facts.
If the women exhibit is still going, spend a couple of minutes there, you will not regret it.
Written December 6, 2019
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KPD522
Nevada36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
I honestly enjoyed this more than I thought I would. There is a short film to watch which goes into the history of the Pilgrims, before they left England and why, and then also what took place when they arrived here. There are a lot of artifacts to look at, which was fascinating. Also, being a descendant of 2 Mayflower passengers, I loved that they had artifacts listed by the family they belonged to, so you can see actual belongings of your specific family members. Another favorite was looking at the OLD bibles.
Written November 6, 2017
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orit m
Rehovot, Israel117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A small museum, which shows in a captivating way the history of the pilgrims. Educational and entertaining.
Written February 22, 2020
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Cwpappa
Las Vegas, NV237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
If you are limited on time in Plymouth, I would recommend visiting this museum and then going to visit Plymouth Rock by the water. This museum does have a big piece of Plymouth Rock that you can touch - which is a cool experience. The museum has parking for its visitors only.
Written July 4, 2019
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KaykayZ
San Francisco, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
After the visit to the Plymouth plantation, rock, waterfront exhibit, downtown, etc., I ran out of time to visit this museum, but then decided to go the next morning and I am so glad I did!

It has an excellent story display of not just what it was like for the planets put their native Americans and an exhibit of actual Plymouth residents’ objects.

DEFINITELY sit through the movie on the bottom floor. It’s very interesting, informative and worth it!

Also, if you have an ancestor like me who came over, they will highlight the our checks they have from your family. Very cool!!
Written April 24, 2019
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