In 1620, English settlers, known as Pilgrims, boarded their ship, Mayflower, from Plymouth England and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in search of religious freedom. As one the country’s first settlements, Plymouth is also known as “America’s Hometown”. Be sure to stop by the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continuously operating museum in the US.
Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.
Plimoth Plantation and Waterfront Tour
Explore the history of the Puritan Separatists, who have come to be known as the Pilgrims. Starting with a tour of the waterfront, including a stop at Plymouth rock, the traditional site of that William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims first landed in Plymouth. Next you will travel to Plimoth Plantation, home to re-created 17th-century English Village. Here you will meet villagers (costumed role players) who have taken on the viewpoints and histories of the people who have lived and worked in the Colony. Each has a unique story to tell. Their viewpoints might shock and fascinate you, educate and entertain you. Imagine you have travelled back in time and can hear directly from
the Pilgrims about the Colony’s difficult beginnings. As about religious beliefs, education and child rearing, relations with the Native People, gardens, cooking, or any topic of interest to you. Or simply rest on a bench and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Colony.