The Pilgrim Hall Museum is one of the oldest public museums in the U.S., founded in 1824. It houses the largest collection of Pilgrim-era artifacts in the country.
Just a couple of miles out of town is Plimoth Plantation. Step into life in the 17th century as you tour a Wampanoag Indian village and the adjacent English village. Costumed interpreters demonstrate life and answer questions from visitors. It’s a fully functional village, and the villagers go about their daily chores. They welcome you into their homes which represent a spectrum of experiences. There are also non-costumed interpreters who share their expertise. We had an interesting conversation with an herbalist who was preparing various remedies. You could easily spend a whole day here.
Aside from all the history, Plymouth is a beautiful seaside village, and it’s definitely on our list of places worthy of a return.