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Plimoth Plantation, Plimoth Grist Mill and Mayflower II

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    Visit: Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA 02360-2436

    Plimoth (the main campus) includes the outdoor exhibits Wampanoag Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Craft Center and the Henry Hornblower Visitor Center with a theater, exhibit gallery, gift stores and a cafe with tastings of 17th-century colonial and Wampanoag food, and modern delights.

    You may select to visit this location on the same day or a different day from the other two exhibits. See Pricing for admission details.

    Plimoth Plantation is the centerpiece of the outdoor museum, with a 17th-Century English village, Wampanog homesite, craft center, Nye Barn and visitor's center. All are located on the same property.
    At the 17th-Century English village, travel back to the year 1627! Costumed actors answer questions in character, and inform guests of the Pilgrims difficult beginnings in the colony. See live demos on blacksmithing, farming and cooking in the village.
    Next to the Village, you’ll find the Wampanoag Homesite and meet people who explain the history and culture of the Wampanoag people.
    Contemporary artisans share 17th-century techniques for making tools, native and colonial clothing, and furniture at the Craft Center. Nye Barn gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the plantation’s rare heritage breeds of sheep, cows and goats.
    Mayflower II is unavailable as it is away for preservation until May 2019
    Head to the waterfront to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, a detailed reproduction of the ship that the English colonists sailed to Plymouth. Walk about the ship and meet historical characters who describe living conditions on the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. See the passengers’ cramped quarters, peer into the hold where the goods were stored, and compare the spacious Master’s cabin to the confined sailors’ accommodations.
    Plimoth Grist Mill
    A short walk from the Mayflower II takes you to the Plimoth Grist Mill, where you’ll see the grist (corn grinding) mill for the Plymouth Colony. For more than a decade, the Pilgrims ground their corn by hand, until the colony constructed this water-powered mill on Town Brook. The mill is a reproduction of the colonist’s mill; many parts were salvaged from an early 1800s mill near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The mill still operates twice a week and visitors are welcome to watch the process.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Visit: Plimoth Grist Mill, 6 Spring Ln Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA 02360-3400

    Located in historic downtown Plymouth, a short walk from the waterfront, the Plimoth Grist Mill is a fully working reconstruction of the original mill built by the Pilgrims on the same site in 1636. Exhibits explore science, history, technology and ecology. In the spring, see the annual Herring Run and learn about the herrings' significance to the Wampanoag and Pilgrim story.

    You may select to visit this location on the same day or a different day from Plimoth (the main campus). See Pricing for admission details.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Visit: Mayflower II, Water Street Physical address for parking lot for GPS's for The Mayflower, Plymouth, MA 02362

    Mayflower is away for restoration and will return home to Plymouth May 21, with visitation available May 26, into the spotlight for the 400th commemoration of America's founding story.

    Located on picturesque Plymouth Harbor, the Mayflower is a full-scale reproduction of the 17th-century merchant ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. Climb aboard and talk with costumed interpreters portraying those who sailed on that historic voyage or learn from modern-day guides about the history of Mayflower.

    You may select to visit this location on the same day or a different day from Plimoth (the main campus). See Pricing for admission details.

    Duration: 40 minutes
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    Reviewed yesterday

    We visited here on a group tour thru Brush Hill Tours, the driver was most excellent regarding his knowledge about the location, the plantation is a very interesting place to visit much history can be gained here as the reenactors stay both in attire and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JimandSina
    Janet Y, Manager at Plimoth Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for sharing. I will share your comment with the bus company. They operate a charter tour from Boston every Monday - Wednesday - Friday mid spring to mid fall and there product is listed on Trip Advisor as one of the many options...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Very helpful and knowledgeable staff! Even an 81 year old adult in our group learned something new! Do not miss the plantation if you’re visiting Plymouth.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Stay786215
    Janet Y, Manager at Plimoth Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Thank you! We always say " Learn something old every day".

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was a pleasant stop on our trip from Boston to the Cape. Especially enjoyable was the native village and its inhabitants who readily explained what Indian life was like back in the time of the pilgrims.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Phelman-Kech
    Janet Y, Manager at Plimoth Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks Phelma, whether you are traveling on or off Cape from Boston or Rhode Island, you pass by Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth. The museum is situated on Cape Cod Bay and is 15 minutes from the Sagamore Bridge.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Interesting exhibit! We all felt like we had a good time here. The Native American recreation was not the main attraction. I found it was kind of an after thought. The village is very cool however. You feel like you are in another world and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank DJohn12402
    Janet Y, Manager at Plimoth Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    We have received several comments about having extended hours in the summer and next year the main campus Plimoth Plantation will be open until 6 pm and Mayflower until 7 pm in July and August.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We had a catered lunch with a take on pilgrim foods along with an explanation of the dishes and how they would have varied from the time of the pilgrims, followed by a brief introduction to the plantation. When you walk around the plantation you...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank James L
    Janet Y, Manager at Plimoth Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Plimoth. The themed-dining experience you referred to is Eat Like a Pilgrim, one of my favorites and offered to groups. With so many of our visitors wanting to have a taste of history after seeing and smelling...More

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    30 July 2019|
    Response from JCIT |
    From what I read, it will not be open until May 21, 2020.
    30 July 2019|
    Response from Rhonda G | Reviewed this property |
    I didn't see the Grist Mill, but have visited others. A Grist Mill is machinery that grinds grain into flour.
    23 July 2019|
    Response from Sierrajayne | Reviewed this property |
    Hi - I apologize I did not see your question sooner. The Plantation is about 3 miles from the downtown Plymouth Rock area.
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