For nearly 70 years, Plimoth Plantation has been known as the nation's premier outdoor living history museum, providing guests with exceptional experiences that immerse them in the culture and heritage of the beginning stories of America. Plimoth Plantation's goal is to provide your groups with memorable experiences by transporting them directly into the 17th century at the Museum's Mayflower *(away for repairs until 2020), Plimoth Grist Mill, Wampanoag Homesite and 17th-Century English Village and Craft Center exhibits. There they will discover the culture and history of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people, who have inhabited the region for more than 12,000 years. The main exhibits are enhanced with an exciting menu of special events, public programs and workshops that offer a rich and diverse exploration of the 17th century.
*Mayflower is Plimoth Plantation’s full-size reproduction of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620. Once in dry dock at Mystic Seaport's Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, the historic wooden sailing vessel will undergo a major refit expected to take approximately 30 months and is expected to return in 2020, for the 400th commemoration of the Pilgrims’ arrival. Plimoth Plantation is actively seeking funding to support Mayflower's preservation efforts and enable us to share the magnitude of her transatlantic voyage.
Plimoth Grist Mill
Plimoth Grist Mill is a working mill and a reconstruction of the original mill built by the Pilgrims that once stood on the same site in Plymouth Colony in 1636. Your visit to the Plimoth Grist Mill will open door to a fascinating look at the significance of mills in the 1600s, the science and technology of grinding corn and the ecology of the brook that has powered the mill through the centuries.
The Wampanoag Homesite, representing the culture of southern New England, is the only living history exhibit where guests see, touch, and experience the history of indigenous people. Meet modern native people in traditional dress who will talk to you about their culture and relationship to the natural world.
17th-Century English Village
In the 17th-Century English Village, a re-creation of the Pilgrim's Plymouth Colony, guests will come face-to-face with interpreters playing the roles of actual historical figures. Active participation in the daily activities of the village is encouraged.