Route 3 south, Exit 4,
Plymouth, MA 02360
The living history museum of 17th-century Plymouth!
The Plimoth Patuxet Museums, formerly known as Plimoth Plantation, is a living history museum located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The museum is dedicated to preserving and recreating the history of the Wampanoag people and the English Pilgrims who founded the Plymouth Colony in the 17th century.
The museum is divided into two main areas, the 17th-century English village and the Wampanoag homesite. The English village is a recreation of a Pilgrim settlement from the 1620s, complete with thatched-roof houses, gardens, and farm animals. Visitors can interact with costumed interpreters who portray the Pilgrims and learn about their daily lives and customs.
The Wampanoag homesite is a representation of a 17th-century Wampanoag settlement, including a wetu (a traditional Wampanoag home), gardens, and a cornfield. Visitors can also interact with costumed interpreters who portray Wampanoag people and learn about their culture, traditions, and history.
In addition to the village and homesite, the museum features a variety of exhibits, workshops, and demonstrations. Visitors can learn about the Mayflower voyage, the history of the Plymouth Colony, and the relationship between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people. The museum also offers workshops on traditional crafts, cooking, and gardening, as well as demonstrations on blacksmithing, weaving, and woodworking.
The Plimoth Patuxet Museums is open year-round, with varying hours depending on the season. The museum offers guided tours and audio tours, as well as special events throughout the year, including a Thanksgiving feast, a Mayflower voyage reenactment, and a Wampanoag cultural festival.
Overall, the Plimoth Patuxet Museums is a unique and immersive way to experience the history of the Plymouth Colony and learn about the lives and cultures of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people.
The best option to visit would be to purchase the Heritage pass which gives you admission to the Plimoth Patuxet, Mayflower II, and the Plimoth Grist Mill.
For more information call: (508) 746-1622