• Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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, visit Grist Mill and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this narrated sightseeing tour.


  • Comfortable transportation in a full-sized, temperature-controlled motorcoach with lavatory
  • Stroll along the waterfront where you can see Plymouth Rock, where the English colonists first landed
  • Climb Cole Hill to check out the first pilgrim cemetery in Plymouth
  • 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
  • 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

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour was an informative and entertaining way to visit America's Hometown. Ask for Sam he's great!

Ted D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great trip. Sam was very informative and very personable

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great day in spite of it being very rainy. Our driver Sam was fantastic and kept us entertained and educated along the way. Worth doing if you are a history enthusiast !

Greg M R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Sam-I-Am was a great tour guide..... very funny, very informative. Plymouth Plantation was great. The other stops were wonderful.
Well Done!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A wonderful full day excursion. There was great variety to the stops along the way, and some time to browse at the gift shops. Highly recommended

Judy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Good tour. Don't spend too much time on lunch because time in Plymouth is limited.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent day even without the 'Mayflower'.

Stephen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had a fabulous tour! We highly recommend this trip. Brian, was our driver and our guide. We could not ask for a better guide. Brian gave us great information and recommendations for places to eat. We enjoyed learning about the area because Brian gave us commentary on our drive to and from Boston. Highly recommend!

Linda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We really enjoyed this trip. We stopped at the plantation and got to see what it was like to live back in the 1600s. Very interesting. I also really enjoyed that the people at the plantation were speaking as if it was literally back in that time period. So funny to make reference to things like kids and the actors wanted to know why we would be talking about baby goats. Funny! We then stopped at the Grist Mill. Very interesting to see the process for grinding corn. Plymouth rock is also very interesting, and super small. For some reason, I was expecting it to be bigger. The very last stop was at the at the Monument of the Forefathers. It was by far the highlight of the trip. Loved it!

Anh T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Good tour, my family have good time!

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