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 Days

2015 Homeschool Days are April 10May 8June 12September 10 and October 9

Bring the whole family for a day full of 17th century adventure! Please call (508) 746-1622 x8359 or email to sign-up and for more details.

Special admission rates available for Home Educators and their families. 

 Visit Plimoth Plantation ONLY? $10.70 per student, $18.70 per adult 

 Want to add the Plimoth Grist Mill or the Mayflower II? $13.70 per student, $21.60 per adult


Workshop cost is not included. Workshops are $10 per person, per workshop. Sign up for one, or the other or BOTH! Call (508) 746-1622 x8359 or email to register.


girls pluck      Friday April 10 

 A Child’s Life in Plymouth Colony

Friday May 8

Landscapes as a Primary Source

Friday June 12 

A Child's Life in Wampanoag Patuxet

Friday September 11

The Fruits of Our Labor

 Friday October 9

 Giving Thanks


Overnights at Plimoth Plantation

Our popular overnight programs are available during our regular museum season (mid-March through November) and include full museum admission for two days, themed dining, a series of hands-on history workshops, modern sleeping accommodations, and a continental breakfast.  

Your group can choose from a:

  • Bi-Cultural Overnight

This unique perspective explores both Wampanoag and 17th-century English cultures!

  • Colonial Overnight

Imagine your life in a 17th-century English town!

  • Wampanoag Overnight

Explore Wampanoag culture past and present with a Native museum teacher!

  • Deluxe Family Overnight

Dress-up, cook your own 17th-century dinner, and sleep in our 17th-century houses, just as the Pilgrims did!


Are you ready to time travel?

Scheduling your overnight adventure is easy! To reserve your place in history, please contact Sarah Dery at or call (508) 746-1622 x 8359. You can also visit our website at!




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.





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 or to book with us, please call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359, email or make an online reservation request


Just for Kids
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Plimoth and Patuxet Ancestors
Collections and Archaeology at Plimoth Plantation

People of the East: 17th-Century Wampanoag Life

This booklet offers answers to often-asked historical questions on Wampanoag life.

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