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  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Journey back in time and see how life was for the Pilgrims and Wampanoag American Indians in the 1600s on this day tour to the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum south of Boston in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Interact with costumed actors who reenact the Pilgrims' daily tasks in the English colony and check out a Wampanoag home site that has been recreated alongside the colony. Board the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the pilgrims to the New World, to complete your trip into colonial America.


  • 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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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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great day out, although the driver wasn't normally on that trip he Bob did really well and gave us lots of information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This experience was great from start to finish! The tour guide/ driver, Bob, was just awesome-and really went out of his way-literally, in our case, to make sure we were enjoying ourselves! He was knowledgeable, funny, kind, and the day flew by!
The Plimouth experience was amazing-not cheesy at all, and was a great way to give you the history of the colony from the perspective of the residents. They stayed in character, and really gave you a window into their world. We loved every minute of it. The Native American village was awesome, and the residents were so enjoyable to speak with.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A beautiful day for the tour and Bob was so nice to all on the tour. We so enjoyed the beautiful town of Plimoth. So glad that we took this tour. The day trip is a easy drive and nice scenery to view.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Bon was a really nice tour guide!! Had a fantastic time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour guide Brian made the trip fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Brian provided knowledgeable narrative with a sense of humor meaningful to how our 17th century ancestors lived. My 13 year old grandson especially liked the replica Plimoth Plantation village and was impressed with the character actors knowledge of history. Great fun day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

one of the best tours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This a wonderful place to visit and the Mayflower replica was so interesting. Our tour guide was great too to Marblehead and told us all about it's history and current stars who live and visit .Another great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Interesting trip. Enjoyed talking to the "residents" of the plantation and seein how they lived.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

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