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Review of Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
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$625.20*
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Private Day Trip From Boston to Plimoth Plantation
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$28.00*
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Admission to Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II and Plimoth Grist Mill
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$57.00*
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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 older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Just south of Boston is a very special place called "Plymouth Plantation". The re-creators and native people are pleasant to interact with, can impart on you a great history lesson and make the trip there one of your most memorable events. I strongly urge everyone traveling through this area to partake in this experience. It will make your trip very memorable.

Thank 1ookn1isten
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This place is kind of expensive for the number of hours you could possibly spend here. They bill it as a very interactive potentially multi-day experience for history lovers so we tried to interact with the characters and spend lots of time at each place. Still, its not more than a 4 hour thing, and that is generous with slow walks and stopping at each place for a good 45 minutes to talk and look around and take photos. That includes the barn with a small number of animals you'll have seen at any farm you went to except these are rare breeds but, its' just hard to justify. The barn took us about 5 minutes which included reading the signs.

It is a big open outdoor space which is great for kids to run around but I think a lot of families were annoyed that their children weren't paying more attention and the kids just got bored quickly and did not want to spend 30 minutes on each place which further annoyed the parents as they realized how much per hour the experience was going to cost for the four of them and they were still going to need lunch and another activity to fill out the day.

Also, its important to realize that in bad weather, this place would suck. We were fortunate that it was fairly warm and not raining. Be sure to have a backup plan and don't buy your tickets in advance.

The thanksgiving/pilgrim dinner was astounding. Sure it was cheesy. Sadly, it was really crowded. But the food was plentiful, tasty and authentic. The characters were amazing and did a great job getting everyone involved. I would not do it again but I really enjoyed crossing it off my personal bucket list!

1  Thank GrnMtnGirl79
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

A definite must when you visit "America's Hometown", Plymouth MA. So much history, so much you can learn. Interactive and authentic. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Walking the grounds, realistic demonstrations, lovely fall weather. Loved the video on the history. Food was really good. Just a heavenly place.

1  Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I've been to "living museums" around the world and still like Plimouth Plantation best. There is so much to learn about the area's history and so many ways to learn it! Food, dress, family life and culture is all rolled into the experience through multi-media presentations, interpretive guides, an immersion into the 17th century!

2  Thank Marilyn B
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