Todays Tour Guide: Musclebunny
Plymouth is a town in southeastern
Massachusetts, on Plymouth Bay, about 55 km (34 mi)
southeast of Boston. The seat of Plymouth County, it was
the site of the first permanent European settlement in
New England; it is now a fishing and tourist center with
ship-related industries and cranberry-packing houses.
Plymouth Rock, a tourist attraction, is on the shore
under a granite canopy; recreations of Plimoth Plantation
and the Mayflower are also there. The pilgrims founded
Plymouth on Dec. 21, 1620, establishing a settlement that
became the seat of Plymouth Colony in 1633 and a part of
Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.
Museums And Historical Sites:
Plymouth Plantation: Where history
repeats itself. 17th century New England is
brought to life in the 1627 Pilgrim Village and onboard
Mayflower II. Visitors find themselves transported in
time by Pilgrims and the ship's crew who are portrayed in
amazingly accurate detail, even speaking in period
dialects as they perform the tasks of daily life.
Plymouth National Wax Museum: This
museum presents the Pilgrim Story in the magic of light,
sound, and animation. 16 Carver Street, Plymouth,
Burial Hill: A must stop along the
historic Pilgrim's Path. This site is one of the first
forts of the Pilgrims and the burial place of William
Bradford and other first settlers. Set high a top of the
hill the Pilgrims placed their cannons facing the harbor
for the protection.
National Monument to the Forefathers:
The largest solid granite monument in the U.S. stands at
the top of a hill facing east to the harbor welcoming
those who come by water. Allerton St., Plymouth
Plymouth Rock: Where it all began.
Events and Entertainment
November 22, 23, 24, 25 2000
1620 Theme Dining
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November 22 - 24
Colonial Lantern Tours offers guided evening walking
tours of the original Plantation site and Plymouth
historic district complete with punched tin lanterns.
98 Water St. Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 747-4161 or (800) 698-5636
November 23, 2000
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thanksgiving Open House
1677 Harlow Old Fort House
Receive a warm colonial welcome at the historic 1677
Harlow homestead. Costumed guides prepare Pilgrim era
recipes at the open hearth and give demonstrations of
colonial crafts. Activities for children and tours of
historic house free to the public today.
Antiquarian Society - 508-746-0012
November 23, 2000
Plimoth Plantation is the quintessential place to spend
the Thanksgiving Holiday. Throughout the day, our living
history sites are filled with activities of the 17th
century. Food and Beverages are available throughout the
Visitor Center and outside the Carriage House Craft
Center. Create Thangsgiving memories you'll always
cherish. The Victorian Thanksgiving Dinner is an
experience to behold with food of the Victorian period
and Victorian interpreters who entertain in grand style.
The New England Thanksgiving Buffet offers a traditional
Thanksgiving meal with a New England flair! Dinners
available by reservation beginning August 2000.
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How do I get there?
From Boston and points North:
Take Interstate 93 South to Route 3 South. Plymouth is
located just off Route 3 at Exit 6.
From New York and Points South:
Take Interstate 95 North through Providence, R.I., to
Interstate 495 South a short distance to Exit 6, then
Route 44 East to Plymouth.