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“Great to get a feel of what life was like”
Review of Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
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Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: Plimoth Plantation, less than an hour south of Boston and 15 minutes from Cape Cod, is a living museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag people. The museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, features the 17th-Century English Village, Wampanoag Homesite, Craft Center, Plimoth Grist Mill and new waterfront exhibit "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?" Enjoy independent films at Plimoth Cinema and local produce & goods at the weekly Plymouth Farmers' Market. Please note that Mayflower II, our iconic full-scale reproduction of the original ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620, is currently undergoing restoration. She will return to Plymouth Harbor in 2019. Visit our website for more on this exciting project!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Enjoyed being out in the open and getting a feel of the native people and pilgrims way of life. Could easily have spent longer but had a plane to catch.

Thank Marielle12
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

This place recreates both a native American village as well as the Pilgrim settlement in a balanced style. There is a craft building showing how pottery and wooden items were made. The feel is more important as the Indian village is informative with native people of different tribes speaking as modern people. In the Pilgrim village the people are in 1627 and it is exciting to interact with them. It makes for an exceptional visit.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We were so lucky with the wonderful autumn weather. The plantation is an absolute must when visiting Plymouth. We particularly enjoyed speaking with the staff working in the settlements. They were very knowledgable and enthusiastic about their work.Beautifully kept natural areas as well as authentic recreated villages.

Thank BJN3
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Excellent place to visit. The staff are great, the people know their history and answer questions with informative answers.

Thank Ali C
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Since we were vacationing close to the area (in Cape Cod about 35 miles away) my parents and I wanted to check this out. The weather was perfect (we visited in September and it was mostly sunny and in the 70's). This reminded me a lot of Williamsburg, VA (if you've ever been there they have a similar concept with a colonial village). We visited on a weekday so it wasn't crowded at all (also the fact that kids are back in school). The concept is you are stepping back in time to 1627 (7 years after the Pilgrims came and have settled into this village). You get to experience what a day in the life of a pilgrim was like during those times (how they cooked, their chores and jobs). All the actors are dressed in clothing appropriate for the era and talk in that old english style language. They are engaged and interact with you if you have questions about what they are doing.

There is also an Indian village on the other side and the same concept except they speak regular english. There is a cafeteria/restaurant on site where we ate lunch before we headed off to see the Mayflower II and the famous Plymouth Rock which is about 3 miles down the road from the Plimoth Plantation site. We bought the combo ticket which included everything (I think it was $29 and I had a $4.00 off coupon from a flyer---or if you have AAA they give you a discount--I think 10%). We thought the price was reasonable. We were just a little disappointed with the "Plymouth Rock" (I was expecting something huge--like a boulder) and it's not that big at all (apparently it broke through the years when it was moved from different sites--it's been in the same site now since 1920).

Overall, I recommend this to anyone interested in Pilgrim history, great for families with kids as well.

Thank kdeogburn
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