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Tending the Garden - Plimoth Patuxet - Plymouth MA
Plimoth Patuxet Museums

137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-1622

Museum demonstrates the interwoven history of Indigenous people and Plymouth colonists

Experience the interwoven history of the Wampanoag people and the Plymouth colonists at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. In the 17th-Century English Village, timber-framed houses contain reproductions of household objects and furniture expertly re-creating the environment of early Plymouth Colonists. The village also features heritage-breed livestock and aromatic kitchen gardens. In the Historic Patuxet Homesite, visitors sit on fur-lined benches inside a wetu, where they learn about the home and family life of the Wampanoag People. At the Craft Center, see potters at work creating reproductions of historic items made in 17th-century Europe. In Plymouth Center, you can walk aboard the Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, and learn how cornmeal is ground at the Plimoth Grist Mill on Town Brook.
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See Plymouth

4 North Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-0100 Toll-Free: 800-872-1620

A visit to Plymouth means a stroll through the history of 17th-century America

You stroll through history when you visit Plymouth. Start with Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, the statue of Massasoit and the Pilgrim Sarcophagus, containing the remains of those who died in the first year after the Mayflower arrived. In the Plimoth Patuxet Museums, interpreters will talk about life in a 17-century English village and a Wampanoag homesite. (You might even help dig out a canoe or play a Pilgrim child’s game.) The 1749 Court House Museum is the oldest wooden courthouse and longest-used municipal building in America, and the Jabez Howland House is the only existing house in town where Pilgrims spent time. China Trade treasures are displayed in the Federal-style Hedge House Museum, and Pilgrim and Wampanoag artifacts are displayed in the Pilgrim Hall Museum.
Mayflower Society Museum

4 Winslow Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-2590

The museum grounds host the 18th-century dwelling built by Edward Winslow. Behind the mansion are the offices and library of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. The property overlooks a snug harbor where a reproduction of The Mayflower is moored.
Hours: Open occasionally; call ahead for hours of operation.
Information: www.themayflowersociety.com/museum
La Salette Shrine

947 Park Street, Route 118 Attleboro, MA, 02703 Phone: 508-222-5410

These historic statuary gardens were designed as areas for meditation and worship. During the Christmas holiday a unique and decorative light display is offered. Information: www.lasalette-shrine.org
Grist Mill - Plimoth Patuxet - Plymouth, MA - Photo Credit Plimoth Patuxet
Plimoth Grist Mill (formerly Jenney Grist Mill)

6 Spring Lane Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone:

A replica of a grist mill built on this site in 1636 and used by the Pilgrims to grind corn for flour. Visitors can see the water wheel turning and watch the miller grinding grain. Owned and operated by Plimoth Patuxet Museums.
Forefathers Monument

Allerton Street Plymouth, MA Phone: 508-746-1620

Monument to the pilgrims made out of solid granite. The largest of its kind in the United States. Free admission.
Winslow House

Careswell and Webster streets Marshfield, MA Phone: 617-837-5753

Built in 1699, this home served as Daniel Webster's law office in the 18th century. Of particular interest it the carriage house, featuring a stagecoach, phaeton and brougham. Guided tours cover the Winslow house and herb garden. On some dates the carriage shed and blacksmith shop may be open. Tours last one hour.
Hours: Early May-late October. Call ahead to arrange a tour.
Admission: Donations requested.
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum

396 County Street New Bedford, MA, 02740 Phone: 508-997-1401

This 28-room Greek Revival mansion was built for whaling merchant William Rotch, Jr. in 1834. The house and formal gardens chronicle 150 years of economic, social and domestic life in New Bedford. Greek Revival in style, it was designed by architect Richard Upjohn. The gardens are well-planned and historically interesting. Admission includes a 30-minute self-guided tour of the Museum and access to the exterior grounds and gardens.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $6; seniors over age 65, $5; students, $5; children age 12 and younger, $3.
Information: www.rjdmuseum.org
Battleship Massachusetts

Battleship Cove, 5 Water St Fall River, MA Phone: 508-678-1100

The battleship Massachusetts, submarine Lionfish, destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., are among the World War II vessels docked at this location. Visitors will enjoy tours of the vessels and related exhibits.
Hours: Year-round, daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $20; Seniors: $18; Children 4-12: $10; Children 3 and under: Free.
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Alden House Historic Site

105 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA Phone: 781-934-9092

Part of the property granted to two of the Mayflower's most famous passengers, John and Priscilla Alden, visitors can tour the family home of their descendants and explore the nearby foundation of the couple's 17th century homesite. 
Hours: June 1-mid-October; Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. 
Admission: Adults, $8; children under age 18, $5. 
Information: www.alden.org/
Martin House Farm

22 Stoney Hill Road at Route 6 Swansea, MA Phone: 617-742-3190

The Martin House Farm is a rare example of an 18th and early 19th century farm which still retains the character of its original setting. It consists of the house, two barns and cultivated fields surrounded by dry stone walls and woodlands. Check the farm website for many interesting public events through the season.
Hours: Open for tours on Sundays, early July through September, 1-4 p.m. Group tours can be arranged by appointment.
Admission: Adults, $5; children under age 12, free; active military and their families admitted free
Plymouth Rock - Plymouth, MA
Plymouth Rock

79 Water Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone:

The real thing! Plymouth Rock commemorates the site where the Pilgrims first came ashore in 1620.
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Schooner Ernestina

State Pier New Bedford, MA, 02740 Phone: 508-992-4900

This schooner was built in 1894, and was used as a vessel for immigrants and exploration of the arctic. The ship now offers sails and educational programs. Docked at the State Pier, off MacArthur Blvd. near the Cuttyhunk Ferry terminal.
Mayflower II

State Pier Plymouth, MA Phone: 508-746-1622

A reproduction of the original Mayflower, the ship in which the Pilgrims journeyed to America. Visitors will get a sample of what life was like during their voyage in 1620.
Hours: Mid-March-end of October, plus Thanksgiving programming.
Admission: Adults, $10; children age 6-12, $7; seniors, $9. Combination tickets for Plimoth Plantation also are available.
Information: http://bit.ly/iYXlFA
Harlow Old Fort House - Plymouth, MA
Harlow Old Fort House

119 Sandwich Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-0012

This Pilgrim home was built in 1677. Open for visitors most Saturdays 1-4pm.
Paragon Carousel

205 Nantasket Avenue Hull, MA Phone: 617-925-0472

A working antique carousel with authentic wooden horses. Visitors ride to music on a 1928 Wurlitzer organ.
Hours: April 1 to June 19, weekends, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 19 to Labor Day, daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Labor Day to Halloween, Friday, 4 p.m.-dusk and weekends, 11 a.m.-dusk. Closed Halloween to late March.
$2.50 per ride
Information: www.paragoncarousel.com
Fall River Carousel

At Battleship Cove, 5 Water Street Fall River, MA Phone: 508-678-1100

On the Fall River waterfront, this carousel was built in the 1920s and placed in Lincoln Park. It has been fully restored. It is located in a Victorian pavilion and has nearly 50 carved horses moving to classic carousel organ music.
Hours: Open seasonally.
Admission: $1 per ride or $5 for 7 rides
Information: www.battleshipcove.com/carousel.asp
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate - Canton, MA - Photo Credit Trustees of Reservations
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

2468B Washington Street / Route 138 Canton, MA, 02021 Phone: 781-821-2977

sprawling gardens on an historic estate

Once a Colonial farmstead, the property was transformed into a country estate. The property includes a country house, landscaped grounds, and a complex of farm and estate buildings, manicured lawns, a walled garden, and a brick-edged garden. Visitors may explore more than 60 acres of meadow and woodland along three miles of trails.
Hours: Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. No charge.