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Plymouth, known as “America’s Hometown,” is the site of the first permanent settlement of English Colonists in New England. It is an area steeped in history which began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples, a story that significantly shaped the building of America.
If you’re planning a trip to Plymouth, your first stop should be the See Plymouth website. There you will find a wealth of information to help you plan your trip to our beautiful town, including visitor info, things to do, events, lodging, dining, shopping, group info, and much more! The Plymouth Bay Cultural District website provides a calendar of events for Plymouth’s community of dynamic arts, culture, and entertainment venues in the waterfront area. Discover all that’s in store year-round in music, visual art, theater, historical sites, dining and more.
There is so much to see and do in Plymouth! The Plimoth Patuxet Museums is a bi-cultural living history museum located 3 miles from the original Plymouth Colony settlement. It features an outdoor Wampanoag homesite and a 17th-century English village re-creation of the small farming and maritime community built by the Pilgrims along the shore of Plymouth Harbor. The newly-restored Mayflower II, Plimoth Patuxet’s full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620, is available for tours at her berth at State Pier in Pilgrim Memorial State Park. The Plimoth Grist Mill, also part of Plimoth Patuxet, is nestled alongside bucolic Town Brook, and just a short walk from the waterfront and Mayflower II. The grist (corn grinding) mill is a reproduction of the 1636 mill built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony.
At Pilgrim Hall Museum, explore exhibits of authentic Pilgrim possessions including William Brewster’s great chair, William Bradford’s Bible, and Myles Standish’s sword, and view the only portrait of a Pilgrim (Edward Winslow) painted from life. There are many other historic sites in southeastern Massachusetts that offer tours throughout the year. Check the See Plymouth website for more information.
When you arrive, be sure to visit the Waterfront Visitor Center, located at the rotary on the Plymouth Waterfront, where you can make reservations, pick up attraction brochures, maps and restaurant info, and find out the latest special events in and around Plymouth.