Tour code: 3978TOUR4A
Travel back in time to experience the Plymouth Colony as it was in the 17th century on this guided day trip. Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, shows the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English colonists, some of whom later became known as Pilgrims. Mingle with costumed role players who re-enact life in colonial America, step onto a full-scale reproduction of the Mayflower II and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this narrated sightseeing tour.


  • Day tour of the Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts from Boston
  • Interact with actors who accurately reenact life in colonial America at Plimoth Plantation
  • Visit the recreated Wampanoag homesite and learn from modern day American Indians about the Wampanoag ancestors as well as life today
  • Stroll along the waterfront where you can see Plymouth Rock, where the English colonists first landed
  • Tour the Mayflower II and get an idea of what the journey from England to America would have been like for the pilgrims
  • Climb Cole Hill to check out the first pilgrim cemetery in Plymouth
  • See artisans at the Craft Center work with the technology of the 1600s to make clothing, tools, housewares and other necessities

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What You Can Expect

Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip from Boston

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Following hotel pickup in downtown Boston, enjoy a 45-mile (72-km) drive south to Plymouth in an air-conditioned, private coach. Learn from the professional guide about the history of Plymouth and the story of the first Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. Upon arrival at Plimoth Plantation, witness the compelling story of the Pilgrims and the native Wampanoag people.

The first outdoor living history exhibit is the Wampanoag Homesite, located on the banks of the Eel River. Discover how the 17th-century Wampanoag would have lived along the coast during the growing season — planting crops, hunting and fishing and collecting wild herbs and berries for food as well as gathering reeds for making mats and baskets.

Step onto the Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. Actors in authentic costumes talk about their perilous journey across the Atlantic, and  guides present the fascinating history of the Mayflower.

The 17th-century English Village is a replica of a small farming and maritime community built by the Plymouth colonists (aka Pilgrims) along the shore of Plymouth Harbor. This really brings colonial Plymouth to life, with timber-framed houses, kitchen gardens, and heritage breeds livestock. The townspeople will be happy to speak of their new lives in Plymouth Colony.

Note: This seasonal tour operates from June to October.

When the Mayflower II is in drydock, an alternative venue is scheduled.

Customer Reviews

Kelly L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Bob was our guide and he was fantastic. Had an answer for everything, and I mean that in a very positive way. Great tour.

Judith Ann W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This si a great way to see Plimoth Plantation. We had just enough time to see most of the place. Our driver was very nice and informative. There is a lot of walking here so be ready for that! It'sa a very interesting place.

Brenda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very interesting tour. you wander around the museum by yourself which is good. The actors enjoy talking to you about life at that time. After that we went to the coastal town of Plimoth. Again you were left to wander around and have lunch and also visit the replica of the Mayflower which is very good. A very good day which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Shirley R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour and guide, Mark!

Tom A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Bob, our driver, was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable, interesting and fun to be with. We had a great experience and recommend this day trip to all.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour, Bob was a wonderful tour guide. It was a nice piece of history with beautiful views.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was one of our favorite day trips from Boston. Our tour guide, Bob, was excellent. We covered many sights, had a great lunch, plus lots of time to walk around and learn. I recommend this day trip!

Tom M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Enjoyed this tour. Great Bus driver. Gave lots of information and history of Plimoth.

Gillian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great trip. The Plantation was fascinating. Plymouth and the Mayflower were great.
Our driver Brian had plenty of localknowledgeand made the trip interesting throughout

Joanne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fabulous day! We loved having Brian as our guide. He was fun, knowledgeable and showed us all of Plymouth. The plantation was incredible! From the Native Americans to the Pilgrims who totally stay in character you can almost feel yourself being transported back in time. The Mayflower II really helps you in vision what the voyage and winter aboard must've been like for all aboard. Great history lesson! Great restaurant, The Cabby Shack, was featured on The Food Network for their clam chowder was well worth it.... amazingly good! This tour is a MUST do.

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