History Museums

Mayflower Meetinghouse & Burial Hill Plymouth MA
Mayflower Meetinghouse
19 Town Square
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-747-1606

Mayflower Meetinghouse Tours

Tour the Pilgrims' church - the birthplace of religious freedom in America. This will be one of the highlights of your visit to Plymouth! Built in true Arts and Crafts style, the Meetinghouse's beautiful stenciling and stained glass tell and preserve the Pilgrims' story and values. Conveniently located at the top of Leyden Street in Town Square and next to the 1749 Courthouse, this prominent brown stone church is a 5-minute walk to Plymouth Rock. We are pleased to offer tours of our historic Meetinghouse. Hours are Thursday-Sunday, 1-4pm. Read more about Mayflower Meetinghouse Tours

1749 Court House and Museum
Town Square
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-830-4075

1749 Court House and Museum

Located right in the center of Plymouth, The 1749 Court House is a museum filled with interesting items from Plymouth's history. It is the oldest wooden Court House and the longest used municipal building in America. The 1749 Court House was originally built for the joint use of the county and the Town of Plymouth. Open daily mid-June through mid-October. Read more about 1749 Court House and Museum

Plymouth Cordage Company
10 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth , MA

Plymouth Cordage Company Museum

Founded in 1824, The Plymouth Cordage Company was once the largest manufacturer of rope and twine in the world. It was also the Town of Plymouth's largest employer for more than 100 years. Their large factory, located on the Plymouth waterfront, specialized in ship rigging and was chosen among their competitors in the early 1900s to manufacture the rope used on the USS Constitution. The company's Plymouth binder twine, popular among farmers, was the inspiration for the naming of the Plymouth brand of automobiles first produced in 1928. Today a small museum of archives and artifacts is maintained at Cordage Park in North Plymouth. Read more about Plymouth Cordage Company Museum

Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court St
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1620

Pilgrim Hall Museum

Due to public health concerns, and to ensure the well-being of our members, visitors, and community, the Museum is closed to the public, and on-site events and programs are suspended until further notice. However, do check our Events page for special Facebook Live virtual events. Read more about Pilgrim Hall Museum

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1622

Plimoth Plantation

WE'RE OPENING JUNE 11, 2020! Our outdoor living history sites and gift shops will be opening June 11 for the public. Please purchase tickets in advance. Masks are required.
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The Jenney Interpretive Centre
48 Summer Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-747-4544

The Jenney Interpretive Centre

Tours begin June 11, 2020. Check the Weblink for the Calendar of available times. The Jenney Interpretive Centre Tours -  #1 tour on Tripadvisor.com - Located in the heart of the historic district, The Jenney Interpretive Centre offers exhibits that tell the story of history and industry that began here in Plymouth.
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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
1 High Pole Hill Road
Provincetown , MA
Phone: 508-487-1310

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

The Pilgrim Monument was founded in 1892 as the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association—Cape Cod’s oldest not-for-profit organization. Its purpose is to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World in Provincetown, in November 1620. Here the Pilgrims spent 5 weeks exploring the tip of Cape Cod, before they sailed on to Plymouth. They also drew up and signed the Mayflower Compact, which established the rule of law for the new land. Read more about Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum
301 Driftway
Scituate , MA
Phone: 781-545-1083

Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum

Open Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00

Set in the 1739 residence of Capt. Benjamin James on the Driftway, Scituate’s Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum stands out on the South Shore of Massachusetts as one of those true “gems” of local history.

Currently, the museum holds six growing and changing exhibits, each with a descriptive video: Read more about Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum

Heritage Museums and Gardens Sandwich MA
Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich , MA
Phone: 508-888-3300

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums & Gardens will open its garden spaces to the public as part of Phase I on Saturday, May 30th. Public restrooms that are accessible directly from the outdoors will be open, and The Shop at Heritage will be open for curbside pickup. Please make sure to buy your tickets online Here, ahead of time! Read more about Heritage Museums & Gardens

Battleship Cove
5 Water Street
Fall River , MA
Phone: 508-678-1100

Battleship Cove

As the world's largest collection of historic naval ships and home to five National Historic Landmarks, Battleship Cove is the guardian of our nation's democratic heritage - a proud tradition in which you can share. "Battleship Cove is dedicated to the preservation of a historical memorial providing the public with an educational experience to honor patriotism and country." Read more about Battleship Cove

Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square North
Salem , MA
Phone: 978-744-1692

Salem Witch Museum

The Salem Witch Museum examines one of the most enduring and emotional events in American History...the Witch Trials of 1692. The main presentation is based on actual trial documents. Visitors experience the drama of that dark time though thirteen life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and a stirring narration as they are witness to the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem Witch Hunt. Read more about Salem Witch Museum

Hull Lifesaving Museum
1117 Nantasket Avenue
Hull , MA
Phone: 781-925-5433

Hull Lifesaving Museum

Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. It’s an essential part of the community, providing not only crucial lessons from our heritage, but life changing, and life saving, experiences. Read more about Hull Lifesaving Museum

Museums on the Green Falmouth MA
Falmouth Museums on the Green
65 Palmer Ave
Falmouth , MA
Phone: 508-548-4857

Falmouth Museums on the Green

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 the Museums on the Green will be closed for public visitation and events until (tentatively) August 12, 2020. Read more about Falmouth Museums on the Green

Middleborough Historical Association & Museum
18 Jackson Street
Middleborough , MA
Phone: 781-361-1427

Middleborough Historical Association & Museum

Middleborough Historical Museum – “Going Forward With The Past” Located in downtown Middleboro, we are home to one of the country's largest collections of Tom Thumb memorabilia, as well as an extensive collection of unique period artifacts displayed within two 1820 mill houses, the West Side Whistle House, the Judge Wilkes Wood Law Office, the Sproat Tavern Outhouse, and an authentic 19th century blacksmith shop and carriage house.

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The Preservation Society of Newport County
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport , RI
Phone: 401-847-1000

Newport Mansions

The Breakers And The Elms Are Open! The Breakers is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last tour admission at 5 p.m. The Elms will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with a final tour admission at 4 p.m. Read more about Newport Mansions