AMERICAN HISTORICAL TOURS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

DISCOVER PLYMOUTH’S HISTORY – A WALKING TOUR

It all starts here! Designed to give you an overview of what transpired when the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth. Learn about the people, places, and events of the beginning of our country as you walk along Town Brook where our Forefathers lived and walked hundreds of years ago. What led them to come to America? Is Plymouth Rock really the rock they stepped on? Come find out why we know it is. Tour includes Brewster Gardens, Plymouth Rock and the historic waterfront area monuments, Cole’s Hill, Leyden Street and Town Square.

A 90-minute interpretive tour led by our guide in period clothing. Free parking in the lot on Spring Lane. Tour begins at 48 Summer Street at The Jenney. The walk is about a mile and a half. Path is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Comfortable shoes are suggested. Reservations are required.

For those who prefer not to walk

For those who prefer not to walk we have an indoor one hour Power Point presentation given by our guide in period costume. See the sites and hear the stories from the comfort of a chair inside one of our exhibit rooms. Call for reservations.

NATIONAL MONUMENT TO THE FOREFATHERS TOUR

Faith was the driving force of the Pilgrims. This tour highlights the five principles the Pilgrims brought with them that formed the country we have today; one monument, five statues.

Standing 81 feet tall, on a hill in historic Plymouth, this hidden gem is the largest solid free standing granite monument in our country. Construction began in 1859. Learn who donated $10 to help build it, how long it took to build, and who sponsored each statue. Don’t just drive by it. Come and learn what each of the five statues represents and the story of how fifty-one Pilgrims formed the country we have today.

A 45-minute interpretive tour led by our guide in period clothing. Parking is free at the Monument. The tour begins at the Monument on Allerton Street for those with prepaid tickets and a reservation. The Monument is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Reservations are required.

For those who prefer not to walk

For those who prefer not to walk we have an indoor one hour Power Point presentation given by our guide in period costume. See the sites and hear the stories from the comfort of a chair inside one of our exhibit rooms. Call for reservations.

BUSINESS NOT AS USUAL

Pilgrim Economics

Discover why the Pilgrims transitioned from communal living to land-ownership and how this change led to the beginning of free trade, industry, and capitalism in our country. Hear about the relationship between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans and how they worked together in support of each other. This program is presented outside if the weather is good; if not, it is presented in one of our exhibit rooms. Book Now Reservations are required.

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STORIES OF THE AMERICAN COVENANT

The Mayflower Compact was a covenant the Pilgrims made with God, that they would form a civil body politick with God as head. We believe that all rights come from God to the people not God to the king. Get the feeling of being on the ship in the captain’s quarters as you explore and learn what this Covenant is all about. Renew your own Covenant, sign, and take home. Requires ability to climb a flight of stairs. Reservations are required.

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    2022 Operating hours will be posted in early March.

    48 Summer Street Plymouth, MA 02360
    508-747-4544