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See Plymouth, MA

Plymouth County invites you to make plans, when you are ready, to experience and enjoy a getaway that offers fun, good food, and unexpected pleasures!


Choose an historical escape in America's Hometown of Plymouth and visit Plimoth Patuxet and the tall ship Mayflower where the story of New England's first European settlers comes to life. Experience the recreated English Village, the Native Wampanoag Homesite and board the reproduction 17th-century merchant ship that brought these hearty souls to the New World.

Perhaps the South Shore is more to your liking. These typical New England towns with church steeples and town greens will make your drive a comfy, relaxing experience especially when you find the perfect bed & breakfast or inn. Amble along the downtown streets where unique one-of-a-kind shops offer treasures, gifts and memorabilia. John & Priscilla Alden made their home in the Town of Duxbury where visitors are always welcome and encouraged to explore this historic site.

The Metrosouth region of Plymouth County has one of the finest craft museums in the country, the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton. While there, head downtown to see the incredible Civil War era architecture of City Hall or take in the history of the city's shoemaking claim to fame at the Brockton Historical Society.

A colorful outdoor experience awaits in Cranberry Country where area farms in these small country towns provide visitors with a view of fall harvesting of this truly American berry. Stop in at The A. D. Makepeace Company in Wareham to grab a bite at their Market while learning and experiencing a harvest. Families return year after year to enjoy Edaville Family Theme Park in Carver. In December, its Christmas Festival of Lights is a brilliant delight for both kids and adults.

Plymouth County has been welcoming visitors since the Mayflower Pilgrims arrived in 1620. If you haven't made it here, you owe it to yourself to experience a piece of Americana that has long held the heart and history of New England. Treat yourself and See Plymouth!

Austin & the Bull at Plimoth Patuxet - Plymouth County, MA Mayflower II - Photo Credit Plimoth Patuxet - Plymouth County, MA AD Makepeace Cranberry Bog - Plymouth County, MA

Eat and Drink


Plymouth restaurants are a treat for hungry visitors and locals. Stay cool with an ice cream cone while you wait to board a whale watch. Stroll Plymouth Harbor, Town Wharf, and the ship Mayflower, and then head to lunch at an outdoor picnic table or open-deck seating at one of the many restaurants across Water Street. Head up to Court Street and find cozy corners, full-out formal dining, or outdoor patios. Whether fresh seafood, a variety of ethnic choices, casual dining, or a formal experience, your culinary curiosity will be satisfied in this historic Town.

Plymouth Seafood Dining

Museums


Plymouth County museums bring history to present time. Hull Lifesaving Museum honors maritime heritage. Scituate hosts the Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum and Mann Farmhouse & Museum. In Brockton experience Fuller Craft Museum, full of New England treasures. The Middleborough Historical Museum features Tom Thumb memorabilia and Pilgrim history abounds at the John & Priscilla Alden site in Duxbury. Plymouth’s Pilgrim Hall Museum showcases items brought over on the Mayflower voyage and Plimoth Patuxet brings the Pilgrims and Wampanoag story to life at their Native Homesite and English Village. Intriguing museums keep history alive across Plymouth County.

Fuller Craft Museum
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Captain John Boats

10 Town Wharf Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-2643

You’ll have a tale to tell when you get back from this exciting whale-watch trip

Amazing, awe-inspiring, beautiful: Those are just some of the words people use when they see a humpback emerge from the ocean on one of Captain John Boats’ whale watches. Departing from historic waterfronts in both Plymouth and Provincetown, the whale watches, guided by knowledgeable naturalists, are both educational – and downright exhilarating. Get within feet of these graceful mammals (some up to 70 feet long) in Cape Cod Bay and the Stellwagen Bank marine sanctuary: prime feeding grounds of humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales and even the magnificent and endangered northern right whales. The Captain John vessels feature two open decks as well as comfortable seating in a climate-controlled cabin. There is complete galley service onboard with food and alcoholic beverages.

Fast Ferry to Provincetown available from June thru September
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Pilgrim Hall Museum

75 Court Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-1620

Remarkable historical artifacts from the age of the Pilgrims

A museum of extraordinary historical value, Pilgrim Hall’s mission is to protect, foster, and teach America’s important heritage. Built in 1824 in the center of Plymouth, this is the nation’s oldest continuously operating public museum. Long before the Pilgrims, however, this land belonged to the Wampanoag peoples for more than 10,000 years and the story of their relationship with colonial peoples is here. You’ll see a remarkable collection of Pilgrim possessions, paintings and artifacts. William Bradford’s Bible is here, as is Myles Standish’s sword and the earliest sampler made in America, embroidered by his teenage daughter. You’ll find also the only portrait painted from life of a Pilgrim and the cradle that was made for New England’s very first–born.
Historic USS Salem Photo - Discover Quincy - Quincy, MA
Discover Quincy

Adams National Historical Park Visitor Center - 1250 Hancock Street Quincy, MA, 02169 Phone: 617-471-1700

City of Presidents takes command of the nation’s history

It’s not surprising that the City of Presidents is a prime destination for those interested in John and John Quincy Adams, whose homestead is one of three historic houses (and the first presidential library) you can tour at the Adams National Historical Park. But Quincy’s historical sites also include a 17th century Native American summer campsite; the site of the nation’s first commercial railroad in the Blue Hills Reservation; and the Thomas Crane Library, a 19th-century Romanesque marvel with its stained-glass windows. History buffs will also want to see the Quincy History Museum, built on the site where John Hancock was born; the rock cairn marking where Abigail Adams watched the Battle of Bunker Hill; and cemeteries dating back to the 1600s.
View from the Harbor - Inn at Scituate Harbor - Scituate Harbor, MA
Inn at Scituate Harbor

7 Beaver Dam Road Scituate Harbor, MA, 02066 Phone: 781-545-5550 Toll-Free: 877-477-5550

Celebrate the sea by staying at this inn nestled in the heart of a harbor

For some of the best views on the coast of Massachusetts, check in to the Inn at Scituate Harbor, where 29 comfortable guest rooms all look out on the lovely harbor and stately Scituate Light. Wake up to fresh sea air, then enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast on an outdoor deck overlooking the harbor. Walk downtown for shopping, award-winning restaurants or just to watch the lobster boats sail up to the fisherman’s wharf with their catch. Inn amenities include an indoor heated pool, property-wide wifi and access to the town’s scenic beaches, perfect for swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking. Everything is close to the sea here, from outdoor eateries to the ocean-view public golf course and walking trails.
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Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor

180 Water Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-4900 Toll-Free: 866-719-8185

Plymouth inn boast a prime location in this walkable, picturesque, historic town

Walk to harbor cruises, whale watches, unique gift shops, arcades – and the Mayflower II – when you stay at Hotel 1620, across the street from Cape Cod Bay in Plymouth, America’s home town. Just minutes from this waterfront town’s best attractions, from Plymouth Rock and ghost tours to the fast ferry to Provincetown and great restaurants, the hotel boasts 177 spacious, beautifully appointed rooms, a sparkling heated indoor pool and passes to a nearby fitness facility. Some rooms have views of the picturesque harbor or private balconies overlooking the pool. All have refrigerators, plush beds and high-quality linens. Relax in style while you explore this historic town, a short drive to beaches, golf, Plimoth Patuxet Museums and water sports. Cape Cod is only 20 miles away.
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See Plymouth

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

History is just the beginning!

In Plymouth, we’re well known for our role in American history, but history is just the beginning of what you’ll find when you visit! Plymouth is the perfect blend of fun family attractions and educational historic sites. In fair weather you’ll find whale watching, harbor cruises, lobster excursions and pirate adventures. The Waterfront is also home to Jet Ski and kayak rentals as well as the full-scale reproduction of the Mayflower II. In fall and winter enjoy the foliage or stay warm with a visit to an historic home or museum, ride the train through miles of cranberry bogs at Edaville USA, or cozy up to the fireside at Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum depicting life in Plymouth in 1627. Remember to take advantage of all the fabulous dining available in Plymouth too!