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Plimoth Patuxet (Plimoth Plantation)

The 17th-century settlement reenacted in this living history museum

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Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is a living history museum replicating the original settlement of the English colonists (the Pilgrims) who landed in New England in the 17-th-century. Plimoth Patuxet (new name) was founded in 1947 by Henry Hornblower II and has soon become a favorite attraction near Cape Cod, frequented by locals and tourists alike. The English village usually opens between mid-March and early April and operates until the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

If you ever wanted to get a glimpse of what life was like centuries ago, this place is a must. Plymouth Plantation is a fully functioning English village that allows you to do it in practice, rather than just in theory. You'll meet native people wearing traditional dress, see them cooking, eating, playing historical musical instruments, feeding livestock, and just living as if it was the 17th century. The role-players are acting so professionally that you might feel like you time travelled into the settlement times indeed. This place is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Pilgrims' heritage, culture, and relations with nature.

Besides the village itself, you will find it interesting to explore other landmarks around the area. Head to the State Pier in Pilgrim Memorial State Park to see the ship Mayflower, which brought the Pilgrims to the colonial Plymouth. Afterwards, check out the Plimoth Grist Mill, located a short walk from the waterfront.

For the current hours and prices, please visit the official website.

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