No matter the time of year, the gorgeous landscapes and historic charm of Plymouth County, MA are a sight to be seen. Step into the country and region's past in America's Hometown of Plymouth, MA on your New England trip! Visit Plimoth Patuxet Museums and Mayflower II, where the stories of New England's first European settlers comes to life. Experience the recreated English Village, the Historic Patuxet Homesite, and board the reproduction 17th-century merchant ship that brought these hearty souls to the "New World".
As you'll discover, the history is just the beginning in the area. You'll also find great places to get outdoors to explore, have some family fun, enjoy a great meal or live entertainment. The ocean is always present, offering the chance for a fishing trip, sunset cruise, or day at the beach in Plymouth, Duxbury and Scituate, MA, There's great shopping in the area too, from outlets in Kingston and Brockton, MA to boutiques to farm shops & markets in Carver and Marshfield, MA. And when the day's done, there's lovely inns and resorts in the area to choose for a good rest.
Life along the Massachusetts South Shore is lovely any time of year. 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 place to rest. Amble along the downtown streets where unique one-of-a-kind shops offer treasures, gifts and memorabilia.
A colorful outdoor experience awaits in Cranberry Country where area farms in the towns of Plymouth, Carver, Acushnet, Freetown and Wareham, MA provide visitors with a view of fall harvesting of this truly American berry.
Plymouth, MA restaurants are a treat for hungry visitors as well as locals.
Plymouth County's museums bring the history of the area and its people to present time for you to experience.
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!
History comes alive at the magnificent Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrim Hall Museum, and the English village and Wampanoag Homesite at the Plimoth Patuxet Museums. There’s also whale-watching, pirate and harbor cruises, ghost tours, great beaches, parks with hiking and biking trails, sea kayaking and festivals and celebrations.Read More
See Plymouth from a unique perspective with Captain John Boats. Take a harbor cruise on the Pilgrim Belle paddlewheel boat. Or head out onto Cape Cod Bay on a whale watch or deep-sea fishing excursion. A fast ferry to Provincetown, MA takes you to the Cape's furthest point in 90 minutes.Read More
At Quincy, MA, visit the Adams Homesteads and presidential library or board the USS Salem to visit the U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum. Hike or bike the Blue Hills Reservation or the Presidents Trail, an urban walk lined with shops and eateries. Take a harbor cruise or enjoy the Quincy Shores Reservation.Read More
Just steps from the Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor you can dive into a day of exploring Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower II, and the Pilgrim Hall Museum. Go on a whale watch; enjoy the Plimoth Grist Mill. The Plimoth Patuxet Museums illustrates the lives of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people.Read More
Up the coast from Plymouth is charming Scituate, and the Inn at Scituate Harbor, a seaside respite. Wake to a magnificent sunrise and views of the harbor and lighthouse. Dine with water views; walk a nature trail; go golfing, kayaking, beach combing or a swim in the inn’s heated pool.Read More
Pilgrim Hall Museum houses everyday objects from the 17th century, including William Bradford’s Bible; a cradle from the Mayflower; and the earliest American-made sampler. Exhibits describe the Wampanoag, the indigenous people of the area. The Museum features films on Plymouth County history, 17th century furniture and original artworks of the time.Read More
See history in a new light at Plimoth Patuxet Museums: Historic Patuxet Homesite, where visitors hear about Native Wampanoag culture; and the 17th-Century English Village, with timber-framed houses and heritage-breed livestock. Kids can join a muster drill and learn Colonial games. In the harbor, step aboard the magnificent Mayflower II.Read More
For more dramatic history, drive up the North Shore to Salem, where the Salem Witch Museum describes the 1692 witch trials through life-size stage sets, figures, dramatic lighting and narration. The exhibit “Witches: Evolving Perceptions,” examines the word “witch” and historic scapegoating. A museum store offers spell books, tarot cards and apparel.Read More
For blissful island life, head to Cape Cod via The Steamship Authority. Ferries to Martha’s Vineyard leave from Woods Hole, MA; ferries to Nantucket leave from Hyannis, MA. Pets, bikes, and surfboards are welcome! Don’t miss the Oak Bluffs, MA gingerbread houses, Aquinnah Cliffs on the Vineyard or the Nantucket Whaling Museum.Read More