The Jenney Interpretive Centre
The Jenney is dedicated to conveying the impact 51 Pilgrims have had on the founding and ongoing development of the United States and to the importance of passing the history of our country from generation to generation.
Educational Tours and 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.
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.
Discover Plymouth’s History & National Monument to the Forefathers Indoor Presentations
Power Point presentation given inside by our guide in period costume. See the sites from the comfort of a chair inside one of our exhibit rooms. One hour. Reservations are required.
Educational Exhibits Expounding on and Beyond the Pilgrim Story
Our exhibits are designed to give the visitor a greater understanding of the story of the Pilgrims and how their beliefs and what they did impacted society and government as we know it today. Pilgrims, Slavery, Family, Faith. They are intertwined. One impacts the other. Our hope is that you will start here at The Jenney and leave with a renewed sense of love for the Pilgrim story and hope for our country.
Learn how 51 Pilgrims changed the world.