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“Visit the National Memorial Pilgrim Church!”

First Parish Church
Ranked #22 of 70 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

First Parish Meetinghouse in Town Square, Plymouth, MA was dedicated in 1899 as The National Memorial Pilgrim Church. It stands just below the site of the Pilgrims' Fort and is the 5th building on that site. An active congregation, it traces it's roots to Scrooby England in 1606. The building is constructed of sandstone and granite and houses stained glass windows from the Tiffany Studio which tell the Pilgrim Story. Tours are offered from June to November on Thursday through Saturday from 10AM to 3PM. A small donation is requested to support the restoration of the windows and the facade. Visit the site where it all began!

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This is it, folks.... It may be the oldest church "in continuous operation" in the United States. The building is comparatively new but the congregation traces its origins to the Pilgrims who arrived in New England in 1620..... If you want to see what the congregation's first meetinghouse looked like, visit the reproduction at Plimoth Plantation.... Bit of irony: Visitors to modern Plymouth often have a vague understanding that the Pilgrims were, in some way, involved with religion. However, the story of religion in Plymouth - and how it developed from the 1600s to the present - receives surprisingly little attention in modern guidebooks and museums.... If you want to understand the religious story in Plymouth, this is a good place to start. Put your prejudices and misconceptions aside. Expect some surprises.

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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely church and we got to meet and talk to some of the members who gave us a wonderful history story of Plymouth and the church!

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Reviewed 6 August 2017
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