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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 MA is all about.

You can see exhibits like Mayflower II and the early huts to give you an idea, or you can see the actual Pilgrim furniture and huge oil paintings featured in 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 was built of substantial granite in 1824 to house artifacts the Pilgrims used, a library for research into Plymouth's early history, and galleries for the monumental paintings depicting important events in Pilgrim history.

In the Lower Hall, the audiovisual show puts the Pilgrim experience into the perspective of the times, surrounded by the exceptional furniture of Brewster and Bradford and the rest, and the arms and armor they brought with them.

In the Main Hall above are the paintings, the relic of a 17th-century transatlantic ship, and the magnificent pewter, delftware, and woodenware the Pilgrims and their descendants treasured, along with the tools and cookware of the Wampanoag people who lived alongside the Pilgrims.

Many of the items on display are identified as Mayflower cargo, such as the wicker cradle of the first English child born in New England.

Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court Street (MA Route 3A)
Plymouth MA 02360
Tel (508) 746-1620

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