75 Court Street
Plymouth, MA, 02360
Everyday objects, artwork and historical information illuminate the Pilgrim, and Wampanoag, stories
Through its vast variety of everyday objects, the Pilgrim Hall Museum, in the heart of downtown Plymouth, tells the story of the Pilgrims and of the Wampanoag, the indigenous people who lived in the area for thousands of years. There’s William Bradford’s Bible, Myles Standish’s razor, and the cradle brought on the Mayflower by expectant mother Susanna White, who gave birth to son Peregrine on the ship. There are intriguing examples of early arms and armor, hand-carved furniture – even a beer tankard made from oak and birch. Visitors can make a rubbing of a copy of Josiah Winslow’s grave stone or sit in a reproduction Great Chair, like that of spiritual leader William Brewster. There’s a 15-minute orientation film and a great gift shop.