Plimoth Plantation

Plymouth Plantation


Location: off Rte 3A, Plymouth, MA    Map

Open: late Mar- Nov 9:30am- 5pm daily


Description of Plimoth Plantation

137 Warren Av., ☎ +1 508 746-1622. Mar 22-Nov 30 9AM-5:30PM. A historical farm and educational site renowned among academic historians and history-recreation buffs alike. Includes a 1627 living history reenactment of early colonial life where visitors can roam the village, enter the homes, and interact with colonists who stay in character. If visiting in summer, find a Plantation employee to describe the various home garden plants and what they were used for - the explanations are fascinating! There is also a recreation of a Wampanoag homesite of the period staffed with interpreters who trace their ancestry to Native tribes, although they will speak with visitors as themselves rather than as characters. You can also visit a 17th century craft center and observe various clothing, candles, pottery, and other items being made by hand using traditional techniques.


Plimoth Plantation is a historic open air museum located in Plymouth, Massachusetts off the Route 3A. Plimoth Plantation is a museum founded in 1947, dedicated to the colony of Plymouth, which moved to Massachusetts in the seventeenth century (later becoming the Pilgrim Fathers). In the English Village section of 1627, the performers are dressed and speak according to their age and speak to "first-time visitors" in the first person, answer questions, talk about their lives, their opinions and their views. Here you can indulge in various activities such as cooking, planting, ironwork and animal breeding.


History of the Plimoth Plantation

In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers landed with 101 people on the Mayflower on the coast of today's Massachusetts and founded the Plymouth Colony. Not far from the coast was her first settlement.

This settlement was rebuilt in 1947 as Museum Plimoth Plantation by the Boston stockbroker Henry Hornblower II. For this purpose, the village of Pilgrim Fathers was reconstructed four kilometers from Plymouth according to the time 1627 in a speculative manner, since no significant traces were obtained. In this museum village showmen live as in the 17th century, the houses were rebuilt, animals were reared and even the smallest details were reconstructed. The performers talk in an English dialect that is far from the American. This allows visitors to immerse themselves in the true life of over 350 years ago.

Furthermore, an Indian settlement of the Wampanoag is part of the museum, in which today's Indians (not in clothing of the 17th century, but in traditional clothing) represent and explain the life of their ancestors. These include the manufacture of boats from tree trunks and the construction of huts and houses made of bark.

The replica Mayflower II is located at Plymouth Rock, the pilgrim fathers' abode, and is also a museum. There is also a cinema showing documentaries about life back then. The archaeologist also opened the Hornblower Visitor Center in 1987 and the Craft Center in 1992. In 2013, the Plimoth Grist Mill was added.