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!
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 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.