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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, 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

Isabelle G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A good trip to go on very interesting and town is lovely. Loads of places to eat and food is good. Would recommend this trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Bob, our bus driver, kept us entertained with stories and historical information on the way to and from Plimoth. We greatly enjoyed the travel through time and interacting with the colonists. It was great to visit the Mayflower. Loved the tour.

Christopher G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Pick-up was on time and at right spot, just across the road from our hotel. Transfer to the actual tour bus was very smooth and well organised. The tour itself went without a hitch apart from the awful weather - just like being at home! Our tour guide, Herb, gave us lots of information and anecdotes on the way to Plimoth but gave us plenty of quiet time to just enjoy the journey. The Plantation experience was wonderful, all the staff and enactors were great and really put the colony into its correct historical context. It's a pity the weather was so bad that a leisurely stroll through the village was out of the question but what we were able to see was superb.
The Mayflower 2 was another great experience with costumed enactors and staff really bringing the whole visit alive. Plymouth itself was a bit of a let down, again not helped by the teeming rain. The Rock which everyone has heard of is very underwhelming! Delevered back to the hotel in plenty of time to dry off before going for dinner.
A very worthwhile and enjoyable trip which we'd all recommend.

Steven M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Bob was a great driver and guide.

Rosemarie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tour was very good. Bus driver was very knowledgeable . He recommended a great restaurant in Plymouth.

Jack A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great trip and worth the cost of the trip. Bus driver Mark was great and very personable. Would definitely recommend this trip.

Benjamin R B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016


Vicki K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic! The Native American portion was so interesting I had a hard time getting my niece to leave it. Then we went to the plantation and it was like another world. Little homes, gardens, communal ovens, roosters crowing, and actors dressed in Pilgrim garb. They stay in character and talked to us as though they were living in the homes. I loved the whole day!

Tamara F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great trip
The guide and driver were the best,,,,,

Andrew A H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very enjoyable way to spend the day, Plymouth is a very pretty town and I enjoyed our visit. I would recommend the lobster hut for lunch- it quick, affordable and tasty, tour guide did a wonderful job and through us in a look at the founding fathers monument before we headed back to Boston,

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