- 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
What You Can Expect
After morning pickup at your Boston hotel, travel by air-conditioned luxury coach 45 miles (72 km) south while listening to your professional guide explain the history of Plymouth and the arrival of the first pilgrims on the Mayflower. When you reach Plimouth Plantation, immerse yourself in this living museum where you meet convincing actors who speak old English as they tell you about their daily life in this historically accurate recreation of the small English colony. Watch how the blacksmithing, cooking and farming was done in the early 1600s and feel free to ask questions of the knowledgeable actors.
At the Wampanoag home site next to the colony, you’ll meet American Indians from different nations who demonstrate how the Wampanoag's ancestors lived and talk about how they interacted with the pilgrims. They also tell you about how they live in present day and will answer questions.
Don’t miss the Craft Center at Plimouth Plantation, where contemporary artisans show the 17th century techniques that American Indians and English colonists used to make tools, pots, headdresses, clothing and furniture. The center aims to preserve the knowledge of these ancient technologies.
You’ll have free time in to check out the waterfront where you’ll find Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that the English colonists sailed to Plymouth. Historical actors describe the journey and living conditions aboard the Mayflower during the Atlantic crossing, bringing history to life with vivid detail as you walk about the ship. Or choose to climb Cole’s Hill, a National Historic Landmark, which contains the first cemetery used by the pilgrims in 1620.
After you have explored the living history at the Plimoth Plantation, your coach returns you to your Boston hotel.
This tour is seasonal and only operates from June to October
When the Mayflower II is in drydock, an alternative venue is scheduled.
Really interesting trip!
A very full and interesting day, made extra enjoyable by the local knowledge and friendliness of the driver. The Plantation exhibit and The Mayflower are very well preserved and the presence of actors role-playing 17th century characters is fascinating. The driver's recommendation for our lunch stop was also excellent. With so much walking in the open air, good weather is necessary to really enjoy all the exhibits, and we were very fortunate in this respect. Finally, the driver taking us to the little-known Forefathers' Monument above Plymouth was a real bonus. A great day out!