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Plimoth Plantation & Plymouth Waterfront Tour from Boston

Product ID: 76864
Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims and head to Plymouth, America's home town. Visit Plimoth Plantation, a living re-creation of the 17th-century English village of Plymouth Colony, and stop at the Plymouth Grist Mill on the way to the waterfront.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Pickup included

Hotel pick-ups are available at selected hotels. Contact the tour operator's office at 617-720-6342 to arrange.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience life in colonial Plymouth at Plimoth Plantation
  • Visit a working grist mill at its original 1636 site
  • Enjoy a walk in Brewster Gardens and see the Forefather's Monument
  • Explore the Plymouth waterfront and learn about its history
Full description
Your 7-hour excursion begins with a drive from Boston to Plymouth Colony, where the original pilgrims stepped ashore after their long and grueling journey from England on the Mayflower.

Experience first-hand the life of a pilgrim in the 1600s and interact with the historical role-players who portray the residents of colonial Plymouth. Visit the Craft Center, where artisans re-create 17th-century pottery, baskets, books and furniture. Stop to see the Wampanoag Homesite, where neighbors to the pilgrims provided counsel and guidance to the settlers.

Alongside the bucolic Town Brook, see the workings of a water-powered grist mill, built by the pilgrims in 1636. Learn about ecology and the annual herring run. Visit the exhibit gallery where you can try some hands-on grinding of corn. Before leaving, stop at the gift shop where you can buy freshly ground organic cornmeal and other items.

Take a walk from the mill through beautiful Brewster Gardens on your way to the waterfront. Stroll along the flowered pathways and bridges and follow the Town Brook that once provided drinking water to the pilgrims who lived on nearby Leydon Street.

At the waterfront, explore the many historically significant attractions including Cole's Hill, Plymouth Rock, the National Monument of the Forefathers and the Pilgrim Hall Museum.

Take a pause and enjoy some lunch from one of the many eateries, which range from delicious Italian food to seafood. Leave a little time for browsing at the locally owned shops of Plymouth Landing.
  • Admission to Plimoth Plantation
  • Admission to Plymouth Grist Mill
  • Motorcoach transportation with commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Meals

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Meeting point

Gray Line tour office, 8 Park Plaza, Massachusetts Transportation Building, Boston, MA 02116

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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It is a very interesting tour about the colonial era.

Unfortunately it drizzled during the morning. We didn't see the Mayflower up close in the city of Plymouth nor were we told where it was, I only saw it in the museum. The driver-guide treated some people, including me, as "troublemakers", that is not pleasant, even if I said half jokingly, half seriously.

September 22, 2018

Good value

A good chance to learn the exploration of American's forefathers. What impressed me the most is the design of public house in 17th-Century English Village. The first floor was used for church and the second floor was fixed with canons, which means the peace should be protected by both God and canons.

July 8, 2018

Great activity, especially with middle school aged kids.

Really enjoyed our October day trip to Plymouth. The Plantation and Grist Mill were very educational and interesting. The day was well paced (not too much or little time any either place). We also stopped at Plymouth Harbor (where Plymouth Rock is). Since we took a leisurely lunch and a visit to Pilgrim Hall Museum in town we ran a little short of time at that last stop. Our bus driver/host was a riot. Really fun day all around.

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October 15, 2017

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Gray Line Boston & Cape Cod

Product ID: 76864