Plimoth Plantation, less than a hour south of Boston and minutes from Cape Cod, is a living history museum that tells the story of the Native Wampanoag and 17th-century Pilgrim communities. The Museum is known for its work in conserving early American medicinal plants, foods, and rare breed animals.
In the 17th-Century English Village, the year is 1627, and colonial Plymouth is alive. Here, you will find modest timber-framed houses furnished with reproductions of the types of objects Pilgrims owned, aromatic kitchen gardens, and heritage breeds livestock. Engaging townspeople are eager to tell you about their new lives in Plymouth Colony, each with a unique story to share.
At the Wampanoag Homesite on the banks of the Eel River, discover how the 17th-centry Wampanoag lived along the coast during the growing season, planting their crops, fishing and hunting, gathering wild herbs and berries for food, and weaving reeds into mats and baskets. You’ll see different kinds of homes including a mat-covered wetu, the Wampanoag word for house, and a bark-covered long house or nushwetu. At the riverside you may see men making a mishoon-or dugout canoe-using fire as a tool to hollow out a tree.
Visit Mayflower II and explore a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. Learn about the perils of maritime travel and the tools of 17th-century navigation, as well as the construction of Mayflower II and her 1957 Atlantic crossing. Be sure to tour the Plimoth Grist Mill, just a short walk form the ship. This working mill is a construction of the original mill built by the Pilgrims that once stood on the same site in Plymouth Colony in 1636.
Plimoth Plantation is a Smithsonian affiliated museum. Visit today and step back in time for a captivating experience!
Plimoth Plantaion: 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA