Plimoth After Dark

Third Fridays, January through November, 7 p.m.

Experience Plimoth as you've never seen it before- after hours! Join us for our evening series of 17th-Century-inspired cocktails, craft, and just enough learning. 

January 17, 2020: Decorative Rattles

Looking for a way to shake it up in the new year? Create your own decorative gourd rattle while learning about indigenous music and winter celebrations from one of our Native educators! This beautiful keepsake rattle is sure to be on display in your home for years to come!

February 21, 2020: Candles & Cocktails

This mid-winter workshop is sure to get you glowing! Sample our rose-infused cocktail next to a crackling fire while you dip your own 17th-century taper candles to take home. One specialty cocktail included with your ticket.

March 20, 2020: Custom Block Printed Stationary

Learn the art of block printing! Take inspiration from the 17th century, get creative, and carve your block using a variety of tools. When your block is ready, create a hand-stamped stationery set of 10 notecards. Bring home your custom notecards and your block to personalize gifts for friends and family. No experience necessary.

April 17, 2020: Sow & Grow

What medicinal native plants were growing wild in Patuxet before 1620? What did the Pilgrims grow in their gardens and why? Add a bit of green to your kitchen while learning about 17th-century medicinal herbs. Sip on herbal cocktails and plant your own herbal mason jar to kickstart your kitchen garden.

May 15, 2020: Sweet Bags & Sips

Sweet bags were handmade sachets created with herbs and oils to keep close to the body for different medicinal and aromatic uses. Pilgrims would stuff them with hops for sleep, or rose petals for perfume. Join us for this ladies’ night to make your own potpourri sweet bags! Enjoy the aromatherapy of various essential oils and plants while learning more about how they would have been used in the 17th century! Finally, create the perfect combination of ingredients to take home your sweet-smelling sachet.

June 19, 2020: Pressed Flowers

Learn how to transform fresh flowers and foliage into everlasting works of art! During this Plimoth After Dark you will learn and try the process of flower pressing. Finally, arrange a variety of pre-pressed dried flowers and foliage on glass tiles. Your artwork can then be used as a drink coaster or add a hook and hang it on a wall.

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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