PLEASE NOTE: The Jenney will be closed October 8th through October 12th and October 29th through November 1st

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.

Can’t Walk? Don’t Like to Walk? Weather is Bad?

For those who can’t walk or don’t want 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.

Can’t Walk? Don’t Like to Walk? Weather is Bad?

For those who can’t walk or don’t want 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.

Pilgrim Economics

Business Not As Usual

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. Reservations are required.

The Jenney

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.

The Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness

The Declaration of Independence states:

``We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.``

Through all their hardships and troubles were the Pilgrims pursuing happiness and did they find it? What liberties were they searching for? Religious? Political? What is the difference between them? To purchase Leo Martin's book or DVD - Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness - visit our bookstore.

Were the Pilgrims the first Abolitionists?

The Abolitionists

Could the Abolitionist movement possibly have begun with the Pilgrims? Is there something we could learn from the Pilgrims about racial equality? Plymouth was part of the Underground Railroad movement during the Civil War. Who were some of the great leaders in history who helped in the quest to end slavery? Did you know slavery still happens today? Learn about the New Underground Railroad and how you can become an Abolitionist and join them in this fight for freedom for all those who are trapped in this nightmare of modern slavery.
The Cornerstone of Society

Family

This exhibit highlights the family and its role in our society beginning with the Pilgrim family. Learn how the Pilgrims valued the family, how they educated their children about their work ethic, and how the structure of the family and their family values influenced our civil society. See how society is built from the family up, not from the government down, and how the Pilgrims believed the family was the cornerstone of society.
Engaging and Challenging

Conversations with a Pilgrim

Educational 1-hour programs meant to encourage visitors to dig a little deeper; they can ask questions about the Pilgrims' faith, their relationship with the Indians, or anything they have wondered about. Reservations are required. Call to book this program.
Get in touch

Contact

Contact Person: Nancy Martin

Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (last entry to Interpretive Center is 4:00 pm)

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