Travel Guide

Native Men Canoeing at Plimoth Plantation's Wampanoag Homesite

General Information


Plimoth Plantation

 137 Warren Ave

Plymouth, MA 02360

phone (508) 746-1622

Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II

State Pier

(across from 74 Water Street)

Plymouth, MA 02360

Location: The museum has two separate locations:

  • Plimoth Plantation is 3 miles south of downtown Plymouth
  • Mayflower II is on the Plymouth waterfront near the center of Plymouth

Admission:  Tickets are available for purchase at both locations. If you plan to see everything, a Combination Ticket is your best option. Tickets for the individual locations, Plimoth Plantation, or Mayflower II, are available separately as well.

Hours of operation: Visit our Hours page 

Directions/public transportation: Visit our Getting Here page

Walking Around: Plimoth Plantation is a large outdoor museum. Some of the pathways are unpaved or have a steep grade. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Maps detailing the paths and distances are available at our Visitors Center.

Best Times for Visiting: You will find that there is plenty to see and do no matter when you visit. However, many schoolchildren take part in our educational programs in the fall (mid-October through November) and spring (May through mid-June). The majority of schools visit in the morning. To avoid crowds, we suggest you plan your visit in the afternoon.

Brief site descriptions: In the 17th-Century English Village the year is 1627. You will encounter costumed role players portaying the Pilgrims. You may also talk with Museum Guides in modern clothing who speak from a modern perpsective. At the Wampanoag Homesite, Native staff in a 17th-century setting speak from a modern perspective about the history and culture of the Wampanoag People.

Our Crafts Center is currently undergoing renovations but our historic arts and trades artisans are chatting with visitors while they work in the Shelby Cullom Davis Gallery in the Visitor Center. Here you can see pottery, textiles and woodworking from both native and colonial perspectives. Be sure to stop in and say hello!

Three miles north of Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II is a reproduction of the type of ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plimoth in the 17th century. Modern guides, maritime artisans, and costumed role players discuss the voyages of two historic Mayflower ships: the original Mayflower and our reproduction, Mayflower II.

Walking distance from Mayflower II is our newest exhibit, the Plimoth Grist Mill. Located on the banks of Town Brook, the working Mill grinds corn for cornmeal and sampe, both of which are for sale in our gift shops! Guided tours leave often- purchase your tickets in advance or in the gift shop at the bottom of the garden when you arrive.


How long to allow: Plan to spend at least 2 hours at Plimoth Plantation's main campus, but your visit could last all day as there is so much to see and do! At Mayflower II, a quick visit will take you about 45 minutes, but again you could spend more time if you would like to talk at length with our costumed role players, maritime artisans or Museum Guides. At the Plimoth Grist Mill, you should plan on spending a minimum of 45 minutes, but there is a fabulous gift shop that waits for you at the end of your experience, so be sure to allow time for shopping or relaxing on the shaded, beautiful deck overlooking Town Brook.

Climate/weather: New England weather is changeable. We suggest that you dress in layers, bring sunblock, a hat, and/or appropriate rain gear.

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Delight in a delicious meal with the Pilgrims!

Check out Plimoth’s famous Themed Dining here!

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First run independent films daily.

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