Programs for Homeschools

Homeschool family making Wampanoag pottery

Did you know that the Pilgrims taught their children reading and writing at home? Did you know that the Wampanoag used the natural world as an outdoor classroom where they could teach life skills? The Museum is an ideal place to let your children explore the past by being curious, interacting with Museum staff, and trying new things.  

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Homeschool Day 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

On Homeschool Day, families who homeschool may purchase a Heritage Pass (admission to all of our sites) for $15 per child and $25 per adult. (Single- or dual-site tickets are full price.)

Admission is good for Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II and the Plimoth Grist Mill at Jenney Pond.

Or, purchase a membership to Plimoth Plantation - families who homeschool will receive 20% off any membership! Members of Plimoth Plantation can return to the Museum time and time again. Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II and the Plimoth Grist Mill are all covered under the one cost of membership. Enjoy the many activities and beautiful surroundings- not to mention the many discounts- that your membership at Plimoth provides you, along with the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to support our educational mission at the same time.

No need to register for Homeschool Day. Just show up!

For more information contact us at (508) 503-2653 or email


Programs for Homeschoolers

Field Trips

Opportunities for learning and discovery abound at Plimoth Plantation’s living history sites. Come on your own, or as a group. Groups of 15 or more who reserve in advance receive a group discount. Visit our Field Trip Page to learn more.  

Hands-On Workshops

Bring a group of friends and arrange for a special Wampanoag or Pilgrim hands-on activity. Find out about our Hands-on Workshops here.

Overnights at Plimoth Plantation

What better way to experience the past than to sleep at the Museum? Get a group together and get ready for an evening of authentic foods, activities, and a chance to sleep on the floor! Our Wampanoag and Colonial themed overnights are a great way to have an in-depth experience of the Museum.

If you’re looking for more adventure, bring your family groups for a Historic Family Overnight where you’ll dress, eat and sleep in Colonial houses, just as the Pilgrims did! .

We Can Visit You!

Can’t make it to us? We’ll bring the past to you. Invite a Colonial role player or a Native museum teacher to your homeschooling group. Learn more at We Can Visit You

For more information, call (508) 503-2653 or email


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