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“Learning experience - why reading is important, why communism fails”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
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$25.95*
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Admission to Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II and Plimoth Grist Mill
Ranked #1 of 68 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: Plimoth Plantation, less than an hour south of Boston and 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 is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate that includes Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. Visit our Craft Center and Plimoth Bread Company. Enjoy independent films at Plimoth Cinema.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
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“Learning experience - why reading is important, why communism fails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is an interactive pilgrim settlement and a native american tribe. The pilgrims talk to you in their characters, and live and think like the pilgrims in the 1620s. They will get scared if you pull a camera on them and the word photograph means nothing to them. The Indians are 21st century members of different american tribes who are there to teach you about the life of that specific village in the 1620s. They speak English, since they are nowadays Americans, but they will be performing activities that were performed at the time the pilgrims came and will gladly explain to you how the natives used to live at the time.
I learned so much as I saw history coming to life. Some of the stuff was things I had read in books and some were things I had never heard about.
Talked to the village's pastor and his wife - who wondered what's the need for anyone to learn to read if they learn everything they need from their parents. Survival was the key for them. And I left thinking how it was now obvious why their children were so far removed from their piety... lack of background knowledge and the skills to examine the Bible by themselves - which their parents had the ability to do...
I also learned why communism was a bad idea - the lazy settlers took advantage of the hard workers.

Visited August 2012
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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“step back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

this is a real experiance of day to day life in 1620 plimoth. the characters are unflapable in the portrayal of their life on the day you are there. if you try to trick them they dont mind just be thoughtful of other peoples experience and enjoy the real life feel of a day in our country's history

Visited June 2012
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Boston
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“Great Learning experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

The pilgrims are in character, but you can ask the people playing the native Americans any type of historical question. They are quite knowledgeable.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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“Children love Plimoth Plantation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Plimoth Plantation continues to be an enhancement to learning about the Pilgrim experience. Role-players continue to "live and speak" in the 17th C; while, 20th century dialog is used in the Native American Village. I found that our younger guests enjoyed this and learned quite a bit about what life was really like in that historical period.

Visited September 2012
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Moscow, Idaho
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“Must See!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Got to plan a day to see the plantation. I have historical family history there and it meant alot to me to walk the beautiful grounds and take in the history.

Visited September 2012
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