Plimoth Plantation's Guidelines For Filming Requests & Proposals
Plimoth Plantation provides a beautiful backdrop for photography and filming and works regularly with news crews, television production companies, documentaries and feature film projects. Some of the projects we have been involved with have been seen on network and cable television including: PBS; The History Channel; The Food Network; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and many more. These projects have been filmed on location at our public sites. However, maintaining Plimoth Plantation's guest experience is of the utmost importance to the Museum, so it is important that approved on-site production is thoroughly choreographed with staff to result in minimal impact to the sites and the overall guest experience.
Plimoth Plantation is open to guests daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, late March through November. Our public sites include:
Filming Projects Considered:
All filming projects must submit a proposal, which will be evaluated and approved at the discretion of Plimoth Plantation Museum staff based on:
Priority will be given to, but is not limited to news media, travel, film and television productions. Projects may not be achievable if they conflict with the Museum's events, or previously scheduled activities.
Plimoth Plantation Filming Guidelines:
Contracts/Location Agreements/ Individual Personal Releases
All Plimoth Plantation employees have signed a waiver, at the time of hire, giving specific Plimoth Plantation designees the right to sign for ALL Museum employees with regard to personal on-camera/photo releases. This designee will sign one release for all Museum employees used in a specific production. In addition, Plimoth Plantation uses its own location release. Production companies are responsible for releasing Museum guests.
Appropriate fees will apply for productions filmed at Plimoth Plantation and or Mayflower II, as well as staff consultations with regard to content and scripting. All fees including special services and/or additional arrangements will be quoted based on filming proposals and requests. All payments must be made to Plimoth Plantation. Location fees and a deposit are required prior to filming. The balance will be billed to the production company in an invoice after the completion of filming.
On location at Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II, all production crews must be accompanied at all times by designated Plimoth Plantation staff personnel.
Approved projects must provide proof of insurance as required by Plimoth Plantation.
Plimoth Plantation requires proper credits for all onsite filming production. The type of credit must be agreed upon and approved in advance, in writing. Also, two DVD copies of the final production must be provided to Plimoth Plantation once the production airs.
Plimoth Plantation’s on-site catering service, offers a full menu of options with regard to Craft Services and must be used (unless otherwise agreed) for all on-site Craft Service needs.
Filming Requests for Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II
To request permission to film at Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II, please submit a written proposal, via email, that includes the information listed below. Please be as specific and detailed as possible. Plimoth Plantation will review your proposed project. Project reviews may take up to 6 weeks.
Your written proposal should include the following:
Proposals should be submitted via email to:
Public Relations Manager
Plimoth Plantation, PO Box 1620, Plymouth, MA 02362