Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for the things you have and the special people in your life. It is said that the holiday began by the Pilgrims thanking the Wampanoag tribe for helping them to survive with a great feast. Smile Senior Care thinks Plymouth Rock would be a wonderful holiday destination to see the history behind the holiday.
You Can’t Change History, But It Can Change You! Plimoth Plantation is a hands-on, entertaining living history experience dedicated to the Native Wampanoag and Pilgrim colonists of 17th century Plymouth, MA.
History comes alive with modern relevance for visitors of all ages at this immersive Smithsonian Affiliate museum featuring costumed interpreters and modern day artisans across four award-winning exhibits. Situated along the Eel River wetlands overlooking Cape Cod Bay, the 100-acre main campus is a stunning setting for the recreated historic Wampanoag Homesite, the 17th Century English Village, and the Crafts Center. Just three-miles down the road, Mayflower II is docked at the State Pier in picturesque Plymouth Harbor.
Fun, interactive and educational, the museum is a sensory treat and a must-see while in the region! In the Visitor Center enjoy the museum?s indoor exhibits, truly New England foods at the Patuxet Café, and unique specialty gifts at the award winning Museum Shops. Visit www.plimoth.org for special events and activities.
Open daily 9am-5pm
Alden House Museum
John Alden and Priscilla Mullins arrived in Plimoth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620 and were married about 1622. In 1627, they moved to land in Duxbury. That land has never been out of the Alden family.
Their present house, which tradition says was built in 1653, is the only standing structure in which original Pilgrims are known to have lived. Open to the public since 1955, the house receives thousands of delighted visitors each year.
Open June 1-through September 30, Wed.-Sat.,12:00-4:00pm or by Appointment (limited availability)
Pilgrim Hall Museum
Pilgrim Hall Museum, built in 1824, offers a chance to touch an authentic piece of Plymouth Rock! You can view actual 17th century Pilgrim possessions, including William Bradford’s Bible, Peregrine White’s cradle and Myles Standish’s sword. Enjoy a 15 minute film telling the dramatic story of the Mayflower Pilgrims, their voyage across the Atlantic and their courageous early years in Plymouth. Young visitors enjoy a Treasure Hunt in the galleries with a prize at the end. Museum shop, free on-site parking, air-conditioning, full accessibility Pilgrim Hall Museum is open 7 days a week from 9:30-4:30, February 1 – December 30. Closed Christmas Day, OPEN Thanksgiving Day with special programming Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Pilgrim Hall Museum is a private, non-profit educational institution.
Native Plymouth Tours
See, hear and feel Plymouth’s history in a new way. Explore “America’s Hometown” from a Native American’s perspective with Native Plymouth Tours. Our Native American guides take you to the most famous and intriguing sites in Plymouth, Massachusetts as well as the less well known. Learn about Native American history as you never have before.
The walking tours are approximately 1 ½ hours long and one mile in distance. The adventure begins at Plymouth Rock in downtown Plymouth, MA and includes several stops. We hope to see you there!
May 4 -November 25 2012. Walk up Tours,Friday & Saturdays only at 5:30pm.(NO Reservations Needed); Sunday – Thursday (Reservations Required); Tours depart from Plymouth Rock,The first organized walking tours of historical downtown Plymouth presented through the eyes and perspective of Native American guides. Have fun learning the shared history of the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims in an enlightening and educational manner. In the event of serious inclement weather, please call the tour guide.
To reserve your spot, please call us at 774-454-7792. Tours given December through February are by reservations only. In the event of serious inclement weather, please contact the Tour Guide at 774.454.7792. Otherwise, tours are conducted rain or shine.
Meet your guide at the Plymouth Rock Monument on Water Street at Plymouth Harbor, Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Child (5 to 18): $10