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“We'll be back!”
Review of Jenney Museum

Jenney Museum
Ranked #1 of 25 Tours in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Historic Educational Plymouth Tours and Educational Programs. Your Journey into History Begins Here! Meet Leo Martin, local historian and tour guide, who will take you back in time as he tells stories of struggles, survival, and faith that set the cornerstones of our country. Discover Plymouth's History - a Walking Tour: Hear about the people, places, and events that shaped the beginning of our country as you walk through the historic district of Plymouth. Reservations required. Forefathers Monument Tour - This hidden gem is the largest free standing solid granite monument in our country. The faith of the Pilgrims will become real to you as you learn what each of the five statues represents. Beginning with Faith, hear the faith story of the Pilgrims all in one spot. Conversations with a Pilgrim: Educational programs with Leo Martin and Goodwife Patience. Learn about all aspects of the Pilgrim family including economics, education, government, and faith. Christian Heritage Tours: If the faith story is what you want to hear, this tour is for you. All tours require a reservation. Visit our website for tour times and information about our tours and programs. Open seasonally.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Plymouth, MA
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“We'll be back!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Living near Plymouth we have seen a lot of the sights there. The Trip Advisor top rating for Jenney Gristmill made us curious to see what all the fuss was about. We took the “Business Not as Usual” tour during which Leo the Miller took us through a wonderfully vibrant history of how the Pilgrims developed from a communal society to one based on capitalism. Leo’s presentation covers everything from how the Pilgrim children were educated to the origin of ‘Johnny Cake’.

Because we were the only couple in the tour, we were able to speak at length with Leo and his wife Nancy about their efforts to repair the Jenney house and add gardens to the area which now has a small cranberry bog. We came away very impressed with their dedication and hard work. We will return to take their other tours and would add our voices to the others here who have rated this the number one attraction in Plymouth.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“This can be a very romatic spot too”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

This grist mill is great to go too. You can find out how the mill use to be used in a time passed by. This is an area that has ponds, flowers, fish and even walk way paths that are very romantic. I like to go there often and enjoy the views. It just a few blocks from Plymouth rock. There are also many good resteraunts there as well.

Visited July 2012
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Endicott, New York, United States
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The best part of our trip!!!!”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Our family's experience from start to finish while on this walking tour was fabulous. We took two seperate tours and enjoyed both.

The first one was the Forefathers Monument Tour, the amount of information we learned about this monument and our forefathers was incredible and reminded me once again that this country was started on a wonderful christian foundation. The sight from this monument is pretty too beause you get a great view of the water.

The second, The Walking Tour, was just as informative and beautiful. We learned so much from our guide and he made it enjoyable with small jokes and plenty of time for questions. He even waited for our whole family, complete with three children,to use the restroom before beginning.

What I was most impressed by was the treatment we received from start to finish. When I called to set up the tour I was presented with many options and they helped me figure the best way to spend my money and get the most out of the tours. I took three children and one of them being a two year old at times presented challenges with walking, fussing and even a messy diaper but our guide was very patient and even waited to continue our tour as I changed our little one.

Hands down I would recommend Jenny Grist Mill to our friends and fellow travelers!

Visited April 2012
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Emerson
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5 reviews
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“Best walking tour of Plymouth”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour by Leo the Miller starting at the Jenney Grist Mill. Leo does an amazing job of giving historical information about the area while entertaining our group of adults. I would definitely recommend people start their Plymouth trip with this hour long walk.

Visited August 2012
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Leo and the JGM do it again!”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

We had visited the Grist Mill last year and had taken the mill tour. Sadly the Mill tour is no longer available. We took the hour walking your this year which did not disappoint! Leo is engaging and informative. The walk is just long enough, the sites are lovely, the information is very interesting. My 8 and 9 year olds thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Leo has moved his operations to the Jenney House with plans to expand their offerings in the future. We will be back!

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