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“Historic depiction”
Review of Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
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$28.00*
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Admission to Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II and Plimoth Grist Mill
Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Elberton, Georgia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Historic depiction”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

This has been on my bucket list. Each of the villages seemed authentic enough and the actors stayed in character. I learned something in both places, which was as it should be. Actors in the Native American village will tell you that if they were being as authentic as possible, like the English village, then visitors would not understand them, because they would be speaking in their native language.I was not disappointed by the 2 villages but I was disappointed that the barn which should have had more heritage species in it had a llama instead.i have read how they were trying to save heritage species and did not see much evidence of it. There were various animals in the English village. Other than the llama and some goats at the barn there was no information, much less any staff to educate visitors. We ate a lunch of traditional items which was very good in the cafeteria area.

Visited August 2013
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Norwalk, Ohio
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“Plimoth Plantation”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a must see for anyone in the area. Basically it's a living history museum. The characters are extremely well informed and available to show you what it was like in the area when the Pilgrims were trying to settle in. The fact that members of local Native American Tribes run a small Wampanoag area is wonderful. You can see an actual dugout being made, see cooking demos of native plants and foods, and ask any questions of the native people! It's a great experience for any age group. The actual village for the Pilgrims is set up as the original would have been. Be prepared to spend a few hours here.

Visited April 2013
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Better than I remembered”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Having recently moved to the Plymouth area, we thought it would be a great idea to visit the local attractions. We were not disappointed in our visit. The main visitor's center is extremely well planned and informative. Kudos to the ticket seller for helping us get a good value with a year's local family membership. The re-enactors at all areas were both informative and entertaining. The Wampanaug tribal members were especially good in explaining their lives and the crafts they were doing while we visited. Just a note, there is a great deal of walking over some fairly tough terrain so older, much younger and guests with mobility issues might experience a little difficulty getting around.

Visited August 2013
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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“A good historical experience for families”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We arrived just after opening and were happy to see very few other tourists. It looks like it could get tedious when crowded.
It is an interesting outdoor depiction of life among the Pilgrims. The English village is better acted and portrayed than the native village. The"natives" do not get into character and are thus out of synch with this theme park. For it is a theme park not based on historical location or buildings, like Colonial Williamsburg for instance. It is also far smaller than Williamsburg.
The English Village was a better show as the buildings and role players seemed more authentic and into the spirit of the theme. They were outgoing and engaged visitors in conversation. This whole experience would be a great cultural and educational experience for children and students.
They were very accommodating to us and provided us with golf cart rides between attractions for one of us who had difficulty walking.
The gift shop needs a buyer who knows how to source American products that are thematic to the history and theme, way too much inappropriate merchandise. We don't need to be sold Chinese souvenirs in Olde Plimouth!

Visited September 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“A safe landing”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

a reconstruction of the 'Pilgrim fathers' settlement, this is 'inhabited'by costumed actors choc full of stories about the colonisation. They are astounding and know answers to every question. See the village in conjunction with the Wampanoag camp where real native americans will tell you about Wampanoag life. Set a couples of hours aside at least for this

Visited August 2013
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