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“Plymouth History”

Pilgrim Hall Museum
Ranked #3 of 70 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Loved learning more about the Pilgrims and seeing items they brought with them. We were amazed to see the Geneva Bible brought over on the Mayflower

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Everyone thinks they know about the Pilgrims, but this museum will help you discover things you may never have known. Start with the short film...it defines the setting, is very informative and guides you to some of the more striking artifacts. Very good for all ages. AND, you get to touch a piece of the Rock!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Lots of artifacts from the Mayflower. Very informative movie about the Pilgrims and their search for religious freedom from England.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Be sure to watch the 15 minute video. We were here with a 4 year old and 7 year old so it was difficult to really concentrate but it was really interesting. Cool to be able to touch a piece of Plymouth Rock and great that they have a "treasure hunt" for the kids. My 7 year old did enjoy the treasure hunt. On the side wall in the room with the video there is a picture with figures meant to represent the 102 passengers on the Mayflower and then a picture below it showing the 51 who survived until the first Thanksgiving and showing the 51 who had died grayed out. I found it really meaningful.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

If you don't go to Plimoth Plantation but want to learn about the first European settlers in Plymouth you can't go wrong by making Pilgrim Hall your first stop. This is a small museum with a lot of good information, as well as artifacts handed down from some of the Mayflower's passengers. I suggest you go downstairs first and view the video for a good overview. Then check out the artifacts. There's also information about Native Americans that interacted with the Europeans. Then come upstairs to see how history has interpreted the Pilgrims. There is a small gift & book shop. Parking is free in the museum's lot.

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