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

 

 

Seeing how the Pilgrims lived in the earliest period of America's colonization is what Plymouth, Massachusetts is all about.

No place in Plymouth has a greater collection of authentic Pilgrim objects, art and memorabilia than Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court Street (MA Route 3A), at the corner of Chilton and Court (map; Court Street, Main Street, and Sandwich Street are all different names for different sections of the same main commercial street.)

The oldest historical museum in continuous service in the United States, Pilgrim Hall Museum was built in 1824 and modified numerous times over nearly two centuries, receiving its substantial granite portico in 1920, and an extensive renovation and expansion completed in 2010.

Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth MA
Pilgrim Hall Museum after renovation and expansion (2010).

What to See

Myles Standish's cooking pot and his razor, William Bradford's Bible and his silver wine cup, William Brewster's chair, the cradle in which Susanna White rocked her baby, and the first American needlework sampler (1645) made by Loara Standish—these are only a few of the authentic 17th-century treasures in the museum's collection.

Other exhibits include arms and armor, colonial furniture, Wampanoag artifacts, and of course the important historical paintings on Pilgrim and colonial themes that have long been the museum's pride.

The other fine sights in Plymouth give you are good idea of Pilgrim life, but only at Pilgrim Hall can you see so many objects and artifacts left from the lives of these intrepid settlers and their Native American neighbors.

Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court Street (MA Route 3A)
Plymouth MA 02360
Tel (508) 746-1620
grouptours@pilgrimhallmuseum.org


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Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth MA

Pilgrim Hall Museum as it looked in 2006.

 

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