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Official Tour

The Official Website of the
Plymouth 400
Commemoration

Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of America’s Founding Story

“Plymouth 400 is an American story and a National Legacy. So much of what has defined our Nation is found in this iconic tale of exploration, innovation, self-governance, religious freedom, immigration and thanksgiving. The cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples have significantly shaped the building of America and continue to provide lessons for our future. In fact, we have yet to realize the many legacies sparked by these historic events.”

– Charlie Baker,
Governor of Massachusetts

Thank you for you interest in this authentic group tour itinerary designed specifically for the commemoration! Please utilize the contact info below should you like to partner with our official tour operator Tour Trends to bring your groups on this once-in-a-lifetime, historic journey.

Not a travel agent or part of a group? No problem! We also have special designated departure dates available for individual travelers looking to book as solo travelers, couples or friends traveling together.

The Wampanoags or People of the First Light were here long before any Europeans arrived and they continue to live on Cape Cod. On our tour you will get to meet some of them and hear how the landing of the Pilgrims affected their way of life.
Located in Pilgrim Memorial State Park on the shore of Plymouth Harbor, this simple glacial erratic boulder has become a world famous symbol representing something different to each person who looks at it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Plimoth Grist Mill is a working mill that uses water power to mill organic corn into delicious, freshly ground cornmeal on our 200 year old French Buhr millstones.

The Official Plymouth 400th Anniversary Tour

Day 1   BOSTON – DUXBURY – PLYMOUTH

Visit the New England Historic Genealogical Society for an orientation and tour of the library, as well as a special presentation about the First Families.

Admission to the Alden Family house museum.

Day 2 – PLYMOUTH

Our Wampanoag Guide talks about the meeting
of the Pilgrims and discusses life in the tribe at
that time.

Our Plymouth historian takes us to the key Pilgrim sights and to Leyden Street – where the Pilgrims first lived.

Admission to the Pilgrim Hall Museum housing an unmatched collection of Pilgrim possessions.

DAY 3 – PLYMOUTH

Admission to the Plimoth Plantation.

Visit the 17th-Century English village with live demos on blacksmithing, farming and cooking – then visit the Wampanoag Homesite.

Head to the waterfront to see the Mayflower II – Learn about the Mayflower Compact and sign your own copy. Board our boat for a cruise around Clark’s Island to hear about its significance both for the Native People and also for the Pilgrims (sight of the first Sabbath in the New World). This evening experience a tribal social feast with music arranged by one of the native members of the Wampanoag Tribe.

 

DAY 4 – CAPE COD

Admission to the Provincetown Pilgrim Monument and Museum.

See the First Landing Park and Mayflower Compact Monument.

Get both the Pilgrim and Native perspective at Corn Hill and First Encounter Beach.

Enjoy a Lobster Bake.

DAY 5 – MARTHA’S VINEYARD (NOEPE)

Our Wampanoag Guide will give us a tour
of the island.

Included Highlights

  • Enjoy an Orientation Tour of Boston including an exclusive visit to the New England Historic Genealogical Society with a special presentation of the “First Families”
  • Visit the King’s Chapel Burial Ground and see the gravesite of original Plymouth Pilgrim, Mary Chilton
  • Discover present-day Plymouth and visit Leyden Street, the site of the original Pilgrim settlement and oldest continuously inhabited street in the U.S.
  • Tour the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest in America, and see the incredible collection of Pilgrim artifacts
  • Explore the living history museum of Plimoth Plantation and it’s associated sites, including the Wampanoag Home Site and Mayflower II, the Pilgrims floating home for 66 harrowing days (when she’s in port)
  • Visit Coles Hill and Burial Hill, the burial grounds
    of the Pilgrims
  • Visit nearby Duxbury and tour the home of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins as well as the Myles Standish Monument and gravesite
  • Journey to the very tip of Cape Cod and enjoy a tour of Provincetown, where the Pilgrims first landed and signed the Mayflower Compact
  • Travel to Corn Hill where the Pilgrims stole a cache of corn belonging to the Wampanoags, which helped keep them alive that first winter
  • Explore First Encounter Beach where the first skirmish with the Wampanoag people occurred
  • Visit the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum and learn about the original Native inhabitants of the area and their 12,000 years of history and culture
  • Sail to Martha’s Vineyard (Noepe) and visit the spiritual site at the Clay Cliffs of Aquinnah and the Aquinnah Cultural Center for a closer look into the lives of the island’s native people

To book the official Plymouth 400 Anniversary Tour contact:

TOUR TRENDS LTD
Tel 800.918.8687  |  Fax 508.224.4499
P.O. BOX 772, Plymouth, MA 02360
E-mail address: tourtrends@hotmail.com

Departures available now. Call for details.