Friday, September 16, 2011

More things to do in Plymouth, Massachusetts

On this day, 16 September 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England and arrived in the New World with 102 passengers in November.  Happy Mayflower Day!  When in Plymouth, Massachusetts you might want to see the Mayflower II, built in England and sailed to America in 1957.  It is currently moored in Plymouth Harbor.  See

Visit the Plymouth Rock, moved many times, and now resting under a granite canopy built in 1920.   See

Don't miss Plimoth Plantation's Wampanoag Homesite, where you can meet Native Americans who will answer your questions about Wampanoag life today and in the 17th century.   See

While at Plimoth Plantation you can also see the Craft Center.  Modern artisans use 17th century tools to create the objects you will see in all the Plimoth Plantation museums and interpretive sites, also for sale.   See

For research you can visit The Mayflower House Museum and Library, built in 1754 and donated by the Winslow family to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants for use as their headquarters.  The library is dedicated for genealogical research.  See

Pilgrim Hall Museum is the nation's oldest public museum, built in 1824 to preserve the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower passengers.  See

Yesterday I blogged about the 17th Century English Village at Plimoth Plantation with lots of photos at this link

For more things to do in Plymouth, Massachusetts (history related or not!) please see these links:

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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