- Most Plymouth attractions open 7 days a week - Sunday, December 1 or by appointment.
- For a full November Calendar of Events visit www.SeePlymouth.com/events/month/
- Updated 10/31/2019 10:04:31 AM
Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24
America's Hometown Thanksgiving Historic Parade and Celebration www.usathanksgiving.com
Friday November 22 and Saturday November 23
8pm Performances at The Spire Center 25½ Court Street www.spirecenter.org
Saturday, November 23
Opening Ceremony 10:30am - Waterfront
America's Hometown Thanksgiving Historic Parade 11am - Begins in North Plymouth www.usathanksgiving.com
Saturday, November 23
Plymouth 400’s Illuminate 2019 5-7pm
Location: Mayflower Meetinghouse, Town Square (formerly First Parish Meetinghouse).
The countdown to the Plymouth 400 Commemoration - An American Story, A National Legacy begins! Honoring the Plymouth 400 theme of Thanksgiving and inspiring communities to illuminate their lives and the lives of others. An inspirational program of music, live art, and a special candle lighting ceremony. A lighted procession to the Plymouth Waterfront follows for the main stage program and the "One Small Candle" Ceremony. www.plymouth400inc.org/event/illuminate-thanksgiving-2019/
Saturday & Sunday, November 23 &24
The Mayflower Society House 4 Winslow House open 11am-4pm
The Mayflower Meetinghouse 19 Town Square open 10am-4pm
Sunday, November 24, 12 Noon – 4pm
Alden House Historic Site
Holly Days - Features colonial crafts and tours of Alden House decorated for the holidays.
SPECIAL THANKSGIVING DAY (November 28) ONLY ACTIVITIES
10am – “Pilgrim Progress”, reenactment of the Pilgrims’ Sabbath procession to worship. Costumed participants representing survivors of the winter of 1621, assemble to the beat of a drum, proceed down North Street, along Water Street past Plymouth Rock, up Leyden Street to Burial Hill where a short Pilgrim worship service is observed on the site of the original fort/meetinghouse. Psalms sung are from The Book of Psalms by Henry Ainsworth, used by the Pilgrims in Holland and in Plymouth. Passages read by “Elder Brewster” are from Governor Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation or other sources. After the service, the march continues through town on Main Street, ending at the Mayflower Society House via North Street.
12:00 Noon – 50th National Day of Mourning March and Ceremonies
Massasoit Statue, Cole’s Hill www.uaine.org
Since 1970, Native Americans and their supporters have marched to Plymouth’s Town Square and then gathered on Cole’s Hill at noon to observe a National Day of Mourning. Organized by United American Indians of New England (UAINE), the march has brought about revisions in the depiction of United States history and government as well as settler relationships with Native American peoples. A day of remembrance and spiritual connection, the annual event is held to create a renewed appreciation for Native American culture, and to protest the treatment of American Indians.
OPEN THANKSGIVING WEEK INCLUDING THANKSGIVING DAY
- National Monument to the Forefathers www.seeplymouth.com/things-to-do/national-monument-forefathers
- Parting Ways Historical Landmark and Cemetery, off Route 80. Take time to view and reflect. www.partingways.org/cms/
- Pilgrim Hall Museum. Open daily, 9:30am-4:30pm, February 1 - December 30
- Featured Exhibit: pathFOUNDERS: Women of Plymouth Pilgrim Hall Museum’s 2019 exhibition resets the 400-year story of Plymouth with a focus on the lives and legacies of path founding women. Makers, nurturers, leaders, and survivors, they made history, though their stories are often untold. www.pilgrimhall.org
- Plimoth Candy Company – Open 10-5 www.plimothcandy.com
- Plimoth Grist Mill – Open 9-5 through Sunday, December 1 www.plimoth.org
- Plimoth Plantation - Open 9-5 through Sunday, December 1 www.plimoth.org
- Waterfront exhibit at State Pier “Should I Stay, or Should I Go?"
- Plymouth 911 Memorial – 1 S. Spooner St. www.SeePlymouth.com/things-to-do/911-memorial
- Tribute to victims of 911 including 10-foot I-beam and granite pillars engraved with the names of all the people who lost their lives that fateful day.
- Plymouth Center for the Arts www.plymouthguild.org
- Plymouth Night Tours, Plymouth, www.plymouthghosttours.com 7pm Meet at corner of North & Main Streets 508-927-2146
- Plymouth Rock at Pilgrim Memorial State Park www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-south/pilgrim-memorial-state-park.html
OPEN DURING THANKSGIVING WEEK BUT NOT THANKSGIVING DAY
- Art Complex Museum, Duxbury www.artcomplex.org (Wednesday – Sunday)
- Dead of Night Ghost Tours 7pm from Plymouth Rock; Check in by the Silver Hearse on Water Street. www.deadofnightghosttours.com
- Edaville Family Theme Park, Carver, Nov 15-Jan. 1, 2020 – open daily various hours, check website (closed Thanksgiving & Christmas) www.edaville.com
- Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton www.fullercraft.org
- Jenney Museum, www.jenneymuseum.org 9am -5pm, closed Sundays
- Hull Lifesaving Museum, Hull www.hulllifesavingmuseum.org
- Mayflower Meetinghouse, (formerly First Parish Church) 19 Town Square - open Friday November 29 from 11am – 4pm and Saturday November 30 10am-4pm.
- Indie Ferm Brewing, tap room open Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve 3pm-7pm. Tap Room 4th anniversary special celebration to be held on Black Friday from 1pm-7pm including Culinary Roots Catering from 4pm-7pm. www.independentfermentations.weebly.com
- Mayflower Society House, Plymouth www.themayflowersociety.org/ – 23rd & 24th and Friday & Saturday the 29th & 30th 11am-4pm (last tour at 3pm) 508 746-2590
- Richard Sparrow House Museum & Pottery, Plymouth www.sparrowhouse.com
- South Shore Art Center, Cohasset www.ssac.org
- Spirit of Plymouth - Walk through time in the footsteps of the Pilgrims. By special appointment only. Call for reservations 508-517-8355 or reserve online. www.spiritofplymouth.com
2019 PLYMOUTH AREA MEMBER RESTAURANTS AND DINING OPEN ON THANKSGIVING DAY (Reservations STRONGLY suggested)
- 508 746-5354 will be open on starting with Brunch at 8am and going to full Menu at 11am until 8pm that night. www.cabbyshack.com
- East Bay Grille
- 508 746-9751 www.eastbaygrille.com offering a special menu and always accept walk-in parties. Open 11am-6:30pm (last seating)
- Hearth n’ Kettle at the John Carver Inn & Spa
- 508 746-7100 - www.johncarverinn.com Breakfast 7am-10am and Thanksgiving Dinner (by reservation only) 11:30am-7pm
- Mirbeau Inn & Spa –
- Thanksgiving Dinner 12 noon-5pm; reservations required. Call 877-647-2328 www.plymouth.mirbeau.com/event/thanksgiving-dinner-at-mirbeau-2/
- Plimoth Plantation
- 508 746-1622, ext. 8353 – Call or reserve online. Buffet 11am & 6pm remain www.plimoth.org/plan-your-visit/shop-dine/themed-dining/thanksgiving-dining
- Sam Diego’s – 508 747-0049 (opens at 5pm) www.samdiegos.com