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Sightseeing in Plymouth means Pilgrim lore: what the early settlers looked like, how they dressed, how they lived from day to day.



The many exhibits here make it possible to get a very clear picture of what arrival in America meant to these pioneers.

Plymouth Rock

When the Pilgrims arrived, they may or may not have stepped on the Rock, but it's now an American icon worth a look. More...

Mayflower II

To see this replica of the Mayflower is to understand what the Pilgrims suffered to flee religious persecution and find freedom in the New World. More...

Plimoth Plantation

Most lifelike of all the representations of early colonial life is Plimoth Plantation, a "living history museum of 17th-century Plymouth," a Pilgrim village as it may have looked in 1627. More...

Pilgrim Hall Museum

The oldest historical museum in continuous service in the United States, Pilgrim Hall was built in 1824 to house artifacts the Pilgrims used. More...

Forefathers' Monument

Designed by Hammet Billings of Boston in 1855 and dedicated in 1889, the 81-foot-high monument is figurative, with a great granite statue of Faith surrounded by smaller figures of Liberty, Law, Education, and Morality. More...

Plymouth's Historic Houses

These include the Richard Sparrow House (1640), the oldest house in Plymouth; Howland House (1667), once occupied by Mayflower voyagers; Harlow Old Fort House (1677), with beams from the Pilgrims' log fort; Spooner House (1749), built from rope-making wealth; Antiquarian House (1809), a ship captain's mansion; and the Mayflower Society Museum (1754) in the Edward Winslow House. More...

Plymouth Wineries

Believe it or not, winemaking is alive and well in Plymouth, with several local wineries producing tasty vintages from grapes, cranberries and other fruits. Visit for a tasting. More...

Pilgrim Progress

Late on Friday afternoons in August, and on Thanksgiving Day, a group of Plymouth citizens dressed as Pilgrims honor the memory of their ancestors by re-creating the procession to church. The number of persons, their sexes, and ages have been matched to the small group of Pilgrims who survived the first winter in the New World. When you see the procession, you may be amazed at the small size of the group that started it all.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Plymouth Rock Enclosure, Plymouth MA

Above, the shelter built to protect Plymouth Rock from the vagaries of nature...and tourism.

Below, Plimoth Plantation—what Plymouth
looked like in 1627...come to life!


 Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth MA

Plimoth Plantation—what Plymouth
looked like in 1627.

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