155 Samoset St.
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 746-2800
Fax: (508) 746-3485
The National Monument to the Forefathers or the Pilgrim Monument is the world's biggest solid granite monument and one of the tallest statue in the United States. Built between 1907 and 1910, the 81 foot (25 meter) was designed by sculptor Hammatt Billings in memory of the Mayflower Pilgrims. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The sculpture is surrounded by lush green gardens, making for a peaceful and refreshing visit.
A mill was originally constructed on this spot in 1636, being America
Overlooking Plymouth Bay, this family winery produces fruit wines using age-old methods. Plymouth Bay Winery is open from March 1 to December 31, Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m.
This Federal style home was first built in the early Nineteenth Century by a Plymouth merchant and ship owner, and now serves as the headquarters of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, is furnished with lush Nineteenth century pieces, and is host to changing exhibits of the vast collections owned by the society.
This charming house takes one through the history of the Spooner family and the history that the family lived through and reflected; having been continuously occupied by five successive generations of the family, the house now traces the successive generations with the furnishings and heirlooms that were collected over the years.
This house is the only known surviving house that was once the residence of a Mayflower passenger; the house was then owned by the son of the original pilgrims, and is of particular interest because it reflects the changing fashions and times of the century that followed its construction, and the house is resplendent with period furnishings and details.
This historic structure, dating to 1677, now functions as a museum and offers craft demonstrations, as well as tours hosted by period costumed guides who relate the history of Old Colony Plymouth.
Not only does the Plymouth Public Library offer a vast collection of books and reference materials that cover a wide range of subjects, this library houses special collections and materials having to do with the history of Plymouth and a great number of genealogical resources.
In the 1950s, shipbuilder William Baker designed and built this accurate recreation of the cramped vessel the Pilgrims took from England to the New World. In 1957, the new ship sailed from Plymouth, England to Cape Cod, retracing the original Mayflower journey. Today, it is moored in Plymouth and serves as a living history museum. Tour guides take visitors through the ship, painting a vivid picture of the misery endured by passengers and crew on the 1620 voyage.
This living museum recreates Plymouth as it was in 1627, and does a great job at separating fact from the enduring (and completely inaccurate) legend of the First Thanksgiving. Historians and curators have paid great attention to detail, from the street plans to furniture, tools, and cooking equipment. Specially bred 17th-century livestock occupies the barns and pastures, and trained reenactors and artisans demonstrate how life was lived among the Pilgrims. In addition to information on the European colonists, visitors can find information on the Native American population at Hobbamock's Homesite. Hobbamock, a Wampanoag Indian, lived with his family in Plymouth from 1621-1641, as part of a peace treaty agreement.
The oldest wooden courthouse in existence in the country, this courthouse was built in 1749 and retains its period authenticity architecturally, as well as standing on the spot that was used as far back as 1620 by the Pilgrims for elections, voting, and legislation of laws.
The largest granite monument in the United States, this monument portrays the heroic figure of a personified Faith with her foot on Plymouth Rock, and her finger pointing heavenwards; below the main figure are a number of relief sculptures that depict important moments in the history of the Pilgrims and the heritage they left to this country.