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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
Salem Witch Museum with Roger Conant - Photo Credit North of Boston CVB
Salem Witch Museum

19 1/2 Washington Square North Salem, MA, 01970 Phone: 978-744-1692

Ready for another type of historical town? Check out Salem and its Witch Museum

So you’ve spent time in Plymouth and are looking for another place rich in history and historical attractions? Then venture on up to the Salem Witch Museum, where the dark side of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is held up to the light. Buy your tickets online and plan an hour for the museum experience. Through two immersive presentations, you’ll learn about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 as well as the meaning behind the word “witch” and the evolution of the image of witches over time. Presentations occur every half hour. Parking is a breeze, with several garages within walking distance, and you will want to visit the gift shop, with everything from educational materials to spell books and tarot cards.
Pilgrim Hall Museum Exterior Plymouth MA
Pilgrim Hall Museum

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

Museum in the heart of downtown Plymouth displays everyday objects of the Pilgrims

In the heart of historic downtown Plymouth, the Pilgrim Hall Museum houses an extraordinary variety of everyday objects from the 17th century, including William Bradford’s Bible; the cradle brought by expectant mother Susanna White on the Mayflower, where her son was born; and the earliest sampler made in America, embroidered by Myles Standish’s daughter, Loara. Objects and exhibits also reflect the experiences of the Wampanoag, the indigenous people who inhabited the area. The nation’s oldest continuously operating public museum, the Pilgrim Hall Museum features a 15-minute orientation film for visitors as well as 17th century furniture and a variety of artwork, including Edward Moran’s “The Signing of the Compact in the Cabin of the Mayflower.” Check the website for changing, temporary exhibits and special events.
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Captain John Boats

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

Experience the beautiful waters of Cape Cod Bay on a cruise, whale watch, ferry or fishing trip

Captain John Boats, a fixture in Plymouth Harbor for 60 years, offers visitors a variety of exciting ways to experience the historic harbor and the glistening waters of Cape Cod Bay. Take a sunset or day cruise aboard the unique Pilgrim Belle, a paddlewheel boat, and see the Mayflower from a totally different angle. Go on a deep-sea fishing excursion where an experienced crew will lead you to cod, haddock or mackerel. Up your excitement factor with an exhilarating whale watch, where you might spy a humpback, pilot whale or, on occasion, the rare Northern right whale. Take a fast ferry to Provincetown and be in that colorful town in 90 minutes. Or arrange for a private charter for your family reunion, birthday party or business gathering.

Fast Ferry to Provincetown available from June thru September
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.
Plymouth G Pub at Plymouth Square Plaza - Dine. Hang. Party.
Plimoth Patuxet - A Living American History Museum in Plymouth, MA
The Inn at Scituate Harbor - All the Comforts of a New England Inn!
King & Sofa Sleeper - Hotel 1620 - Plymouth, MA
Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor

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

Walk to the many attractions of ‘America’s Hometown’ from this motel

Walk to several of the attractions and activities that make Plymouth “America’s Hometown “when you stay at Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor. You’re right across the street from the bay and harbor, so arranging a whale watch or harbor tour is a snap. So is visiting the Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, Pilgrim Hall and Brewster Gardens (and it’s a nice walk from there along Town Brook to the Old Grist Mill). There are dozens of restaurants, ice cream shops, boutiques and galleries. It’s a short drive to Plimoth Patuxent Museums with their villages reflecting Native and colonists’ lives in the 17th century. The hotel has an indoor pool, and rooms and suites are spacious and comfortable, many with harbor or pool views.
Olde English Villagers - Plimoth Patuxet - Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Patuxet

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

Experience Plymouth life in the 17th century at these hands-on, engaging museums

See Plymouth’s history in a new light at the Plimoth Patuxet Museums, where contemporary interpreters and hands-on experiences take visitors back in time to the 17th century. The museums include Historic Patuxet, where you can sit on fur-lined benches inside a wetu while learning about Native home and family life; and the 17th Century English Village, with timber-framed houses, aromatic kitchen gardens and heritage-breeds livestock. Kids can play a role in a muster drill, learn original Native and colonists’ games, or help scoop out the insides of a dugout canoe with a shell. In the harbor, step aboard the magnificent Mayflower II, then walk along the path beside Town Brook to the Plimoth Grist Mill to see cornmeal being ground.
Holidays at Plymouth Courthouse and Mayflower Meeting House - See Plymouth, MA
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 Patuxet, a living history museum depicting life in Plymouth in 1627. Remember to take advantage of all the fabulous dining available in Plymouth too!
Waitresses - Plymouth G Pub - Plymouth, MA
Plymouth G Pub

101A Carver Road Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-591-0964

Break out of the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary at this gastro pub with a cidery and game room

Escape to the extraordinary at the Plymouth G Pub, where an extensive gastro pub menu is just the start of your unique experience. The pub, in West Plymouth Square, where there is plenty of parking for everyone, is also the site of the High Limb Cider Taproom, a craft cidery (ask about their flights) and a game room featuring foosball, air hockey and pool tables as well as old-school arcade games. Cozy up to the speakeasy bar, where over 20 craft beers are on tap, or settle in for a mouth-watering meal (the Smokehouse Burger and charcuterie are particular favorites) and watch the game on one of 17-plus wide-screen TVs. The popular pub has live entertainment on Friday nights.
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.