Learn Something Old!

Learning to row the Mayflower II ship's boat

Every day we learn something new. Isn't it time to learn something old?

Learn how your family can sleep in a Pilgrim house, how kids can spend a week this summer learning about the Wampanoag, or how you can invite a Pilgrim or Native museum teacher to your classroom. You can even play a fun Thanksgiving activity, or find out if you're related to a Pilgrim.

Look below for all of the great ways you can learn at Plimoth Plantation.

Museum Programs

Explore our Week-Long Summer Adventures!

Plimoth Plantation is a great place for kids, adults, families, schools and groups to have a powerful experience of the past. From hands-on workshops to overnights to outreach programs, we have a program that’s right for you.

Programs for Schools
Programs for Kids, Scouts and Families
Programs for Adults
Programs for Homeschoolers

For more information on Plimoth Plantation educational programs, call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8358 or email programservices@plimoth.org. 

Historical Resources

Looking for more information? We have all kinds of historical resources for you, including an online Thanksgiving activity, a Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip, information about Pilgrim ancestry, Collections and Archaeology information, and historical essays just for kids.

Just for Teachers

Teacher resources and professional development opportunities. Working on a Teaching American History (TAH) project? We can help plan an unforgettable experience.

Just for Kids

Kids can visit here to read kid-friendly articles about the families, food, clothing, and pastimes of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag. Don’t let the name fool you! Adults are welcome too.

Thanksgiving Interactive

You Are the Historian: an Interactive Thanksgiving Experience
In this engaging and award-winning web activity, kids take on the role of history detectives to investigate what really may have happened at the First Thanksgiving.

Plymouth and Patuxet Ancestors 

Think you're related to a Pilgrim? Plymouth and Patuxet Ancestors is a great place to learn about Pilgrim families, geneaology and the Wampanoag, and the lives of Pilgrim children.

Collections and Archaeology 

Visit here to discover some of the unique artifacts, both Native and European, in the Museum’s collection.


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Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast

Sometime between September 21 and November 9, 1621, the English and the Wampanoag people shared a harvest celebration...

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111 Questions and Answers Concerning the Pilgrims

This book attempts to provide accurate and objective information about the Pilgrims and addresses many of the common misconceptions and controversies about them.

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