Plimoth Workshops

Spend an hour or several weeks learning at one of our hands-on workshops. Topics include beekeeping, gardening, cooking, etc. 

February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 4, 11, 2020: Beginner Beekeeping

What’s all the buzz about bees? Ever since they were introduced to the New England landscape in the early 17th century, honeybees have become an important part of the local ecosystem. Plimoth Plantation is delighted to host guest instructor Kevin England and offer our own Bee School for “newbees!”

February 8, 2020: Paper, Pens, and Ink

Do you find yourself mesmerized by all of those hand-lettering videos on Pinterest and Instagram? In the 17th century, hand-lettering was the only way to write! In our Paper, Pens, and Ink workshop, you’ll take part in each step of the process; from selecting and creating the perfect quill to adding just the right flourishes to your work. Learn from Master William Bradford as he teaches you the tricks of the trade-in his own hand. Finally, take home the fruits of your labor, with your own quill and writing sampler.

March 28, 2020: Living Herbal Wreath

Love gardening but don’t have a lot of space? This living herbal wreath is the perfect solution to having fresh herbs at your fingertips! During this class, create a 13” wreath with a mix of different live herbs. As the wreath grows, display it on your deck or patio where it is easily accessible from your kitchen and benefit from clipping fresh herbs for cooking all season long. All wreath making materials, and care instructions provided. This wreath also makes a great gift for the chef in your life!

April 25, 2020: Bagels and Birds

Join us for this exclusive before-hours museum walk. Gather for bagels and coffee at the front gate, and take a guided stroll through the museum in search of seasonal birds. You might even catch a glimpse of a Pilgrim or two setting up for their day at the Museum!

May 24, 2020: Wild Edibles Walk and Talk

Many wild-growing, native plants are both edible and delicious! On this engaging garden walk, our Native and colonial educators will point out edible plants, how historically they would have been prepared, and how to cultivate these plants around your home’s landscape.

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For more information about our programs, please call Public Programs Manager, Christina Coleman at (508) 746-1622 ext. 8107 or email