PLIMOTH PATUXET

PLIMOTH PATUXET, Plymouth: Hours, Address, PLIMOTH PATUXET Reviews: 4.5/5

PLIMOTH PATUXET
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the 1621 Harvest Feast known as Thanksgiving! Plimoth Patuxet Museums is a living history museum of early Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the English Pilgrims and the Indigenous People who have lived here for over 12,000 years. The museum features three separate exhibit locations. Plimoth Patuxet with the Historic Patuxet Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Craft Center and Henry Hornblower Visitor Center featuring the exhibit "History in a New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Patuxet and Plymouth". Mayflower II (National Register of Historic Places) located at Pilgrim Memorial State Park on the waterfront in Plymouth, 2 miles from Plimoth Patuxet, you will need your own transportation. Plimoth Grist Mill, located in the heart of historic Plymouth is a short walk from the Mayflower. Select which ticket works best for you. Admission may be split over multiple days with Plimoth Patuxet as your first site.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from $32.00
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dundeeboy
Holland, PA190 contributions
Take in the Pilgrim Experience
Nov 2021
The Mayflower was my favorite part of the visit. You get to go through the ship and its in a great location. The grist mill tour and presentation is very interesting and has an interactive area for the kids ( there were 5 young children in our party). The Patuxent is well preserved with a nice museum. Be aware the Plantation is hilly if you have trouble walking. Our group alsohad the Thanksgiving Day dinner. Food was good but we thought it would be Family Style dining instead of waiter served. Tough with the kids as there was not a differant choice for them and lots of food wasted.. Good experience though and service was very good.
Written December 1, 2021
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HappyWanderer1492
92 contributions
Needs Refreshing & Avoid School Days
Nov 2021
The whole facility looked tired. The grounds are in desperate need of care. Only 3 Re-enactors who couldn’t possibly adequately relate the exhibits. Are they going bankrupt? School children overwhelmed the place but I didn’t get a sense that they were being guided to understand what they were seeing. Sad, disappointing experience.
Written November 18, 2021
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rab2012
West Palm Beach, FL103 contributions
Step back in time
Two hours of being immersed in the history of Plymouth’s first settlement-loved the characters in dress-and the ability to learn all along the path-perfect day made it able for us to see from the cannon to the harbor….understanding why the pilgrims set up “shop” here!A must see for all interested in American history!
Written November 8, 2021
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Claudia L
1 contribution
Didn’t get our money’s worth
Oct 2021 • Family
A lot of exhibits were closed and they were very short staffed. We only came across 3 of the persons who were in character. Overpriced for what we received. No heads up that they were short staffed and we weren’t getting full experience.
Written October 31, 2021
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Mudtrek
Springfield, IL12 contributions
A fun, firsthand glance into history
My two children and I visited during the week and had a wonderful time! We are homeschooling this year and it was a memorable, hands-on learning experience. We visited the Mayflower II, the village and the mill. I recommend all three! We learned about 16th century shipbuilding and navigation; sat around the fire at the Wampanoag village as we learned about hunting, canoe making, cooking, and home construction; hulled and winnowed corn with Mayflower passenger, Pricilla Alden, in the village; modeled the armor of one of the Pilgrims; and even enjoyed a hands-on, STEM presentation at the mill. The staff at each location were very knowledgeable and inviting. What a fun and impactful way to learn about history…for adults too!
Written October 28, 2021
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Kelsey H
6 contributions
Great actors!
Oct 2021 • Couples
This was such a fun experience!! We learned so much about pilgrims and natives lifestyles and history. The actors on site were unbelievable and so convincing! The Governor and Mrs. Winslow spent a long time talking to our group and it was amazing just to watch how in character they were. We would be back!
Written October 24, 2021
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LULUELLIOTT
Midland, MI119 contributions
Old Fashioned turkey dinner and program
Oct 2021
As a part of a bus tour to the area, we had a turkey dinner and a program on the clothes of the pioneer woman. The food was delicious, including pumpkin pie. The presenter was knowledgeable and did a great job.
Written October 21, 2021
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Kate
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Great Presentations at all three Plimouth Patuxet Sites
Oct 2021
My husband and I spent two days here - the first day at the museum's main site and the second day visiting the Grist Mill and the Mayflower II. I love to learn about history and the Plimoth Patuxet Museums does a wonderful job of engaging you. You can set yourself in the recreated English settlement and the Wampanoag village and imagine what life was like six years after the Pilgrims arrived. There are also typical museum exhibitions in the main building and a separate building for craft and other life events demonstrations. For instance, the day we attended, a staff member give a demonstration about plants the Pilgrims would have used for wound care. In the English village we engaged with costumed actors and asked them many questions as we learned about their culture, religion, politics, daily living routines and the like. You also see cows, sheep, goats and chickens in what would have been their natural settings at the time. The recreated houses give you a sense of how the Pilgrims lived and we saw a cooking demonstration over the fire at one of the houses. Other demonstrations, and ones in which you an participate, included dancing, singing, kindling making and log splitting. In the Wampanoag village we met native people who guided us through a typical living space called a wetu and we also talked with people who were demonstrating cooking over fire and hand weaving bags used for a variety of purposes. We learned much about life at the time as well as life for these native peoples today. The next day we toured the Grist Mill, which is a working mill processing corn. If you are an engineer, this one is for you! This Mill is a recreation and represents a facsimile of the one used by the Pilgrims. Plan to take the lovely walk along the creek to the waterfront and tour the Mayflower II. Again, the staff help you imagine what a crossing taking 66 days with over 100 people, animals and goods would have been like in this relatively small ship.
Written October 12, 2021
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LindaOSH
Norwalk, CT2 contributions
would not go back
Oct 2021 • Couples
The actors are very good at engaging with the crowd. I hope they have plans to expand the native portion. Seems like that was shortchanged. I found the main exhibit about Thanksgiving to be downright insulting. The English settlers were seriously religious Calvinists, who came here because of religious persecution. They were thanking God, not engaging in the ancient practice of gratitude. Not one mention of the importance of their faith. Another attempt to rewrite history.
Written October 9, 2021
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Diane B
Katy, TX144 contributions
Enjoyable recommend you do it at least once
Oct 2021
It was a fun day and glad we finally went. The Mayflower II has been renovated and is a quick stop but worth it. Unbelievable to think so many people traveled 66 days aboard!! The 17th century village was also enjoyable. Not too many people in character but it was nice. Seemed a little subdued but don't know if that's due to Covid and staffing challenges or that it was a Wednesday during off season
Written October 8, 2021
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PLIMOTH PATUXET is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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