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Plimoth Plantation/Mayflower II Combo tickets

Gate Prices Adult $29.95
Child (3-12) $19.00

In a 130-acre stretch of land overlooking Cape Cod Bay, costumed role players in traditional dress, and working artisans recreate 17th-century English and Native American communities. As part of this tour, you'll also be treated to an up-close look at the Mayflower II, docked nearby.

A trip to Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II is like taking a trip back in time to the early days of American colonial civilization. This authentically-reproduced colony and ship provide a real look into the lives of the Pilgrims and Native Americans when the two first met. Plimoth Plantation is a living history experience that features highly educated and knowledgeable costumed interpreters, as well as modern day artisans. You will leave with a greater respect for the early inhabitants of this once harsh environment, and understand the challenges faced by the earliest English settlers and their Wampanoag neighbors.

The four award-winning exhibits include:

Wampanoag Homesite: Step into a traditional wetu (house), surrounded by soft furs, flickering firelight, and woven bulrush mats. Please note that unlike elsewhere in Plimoth Plantation, the people you will meet here are not actors, they are Native People of the Wampanoag culture, and are happy to answer your questions about anything related to their story or culture, including family life, cooking (you’ll enjoy the scent of sobaheg (stew) simmering over an aromatic wood fire), traditional plant remedies, and boatbuilding techniques.

17th-Century English Village: This is a historically accurate re-creation of the small farming community built by the colonists adjacent to the Wampanoag Homesite. You will wander through small timber-framed houses, fragrant raised-bed gardens, livestock, and the townspeople of Plymouth Colony. The people you will meet here are costumed role players who have taken on the names, viewpoints, and histories of actual people who lived in the colony in 1627. Ask about their religious beliefs, cooking and medicinal habits, and relations to the natives nearby. The English Village offers unobstructed views of Plymouth Harbor, lending a very real feeling to the whole experience.

Craft Center: Meet the artisans of Plimoth Plantation—the people who help the colony retain its authentic feel using centuries-old artisanal techniques. These artisans create everything from hide clothing and bags to hand-coiled cooking pots, corsets, candles, porcupine quill adornments, and sinew weapons. Speak to the artisans about their historic English trades, and watch as they create true-to-life replicas of items that would have been vital for the survival of the inhabitants of the Plantation. Their wares are available for purchase throughout the Crafts Center Shop, and by special order. A recent addition to the Craft Center is a bakery where guests can learn about 17th-century breadmaking through live demonstrations.

Mayflower II: Docked at the nearby State Pier in Plymouth Harbor, all of the details of the original Mayflower have been carefully recreated to give you a sense of life aboard a 17th-century vessel. Learn about the 1620 voyage and its perils, as well as the navigation tools of the time. Explore the ship’s living quarters, and the Master’s cabin (a far cry from the accommodations of the common sailors!) and get to know the staff (dressed in modern clothing) who will tell you about the original Mayflower.

As Plimoth Plantation reminds visitors, “you can’t change history, but it can change you”. Experience a legitimate settlement as it stood hundreds of years ago, and let the early history of America as we know it come alive before your eyes. This should be a “must” on any Boston or New England itinerary—you won’t regret it!

The Go Boston Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Plimoth Plantation/Mayflower II Combo tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Present your pass at either attraction to receive tickets for both Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II.


March 19th-November 27th: Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm


November 28th-March 20th. May be closed during major U.S. holidays.


Plimoth Plantantion: 137 Warren Avenue
Mayflower II: State Pier, 74 Water Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Driving Directions

Plimoth Plantation:I-93 S to Route 3 S. Take left exit 4 (Plimoth Plantation Highway) and follow signs to Plimoth Plantation.
Mayflower II: I-93 S to Route 3 S. Take left at 6A, which puts you on Route 44 East (Samoset Street). Cross Route 3A (Court Street) onto North Park Avenue. Continue to the small rotary. Take the first right onto Water Street, and go straight about 5 blocks to the ship.

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[ 4 of 5 customers found this review helpful ]

Great Re-enactors
By Suzy from Roanoke, IL on
FUN LEARNING, Actors in character, Free parking
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II:

It was very interesting watching the re-enactors. You actually get to ask them questions and they will answer as they would in that time period. The re-enactors on the Mayflower II were very entertaining & knowledgeable too. We also enjoyed the waterfront in Plymouth.

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[ 7 of 8 customers found this review helpful ]

Must See
By Vacationer Verified Reviewer from Florida on
Free parking, Fantastic Reenactor
Best Uses:
Wonderful for All
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II:

The plantation was amazing! The reenactor were wonderful and engaging. The experience at the plantation is what you make of it, you have to ask questions. Also, if you don't understand a response tell them and they well explain. Remember they are portraying a different time period, filled with different traditions. All the reenactors stayed in character the whole time and were able to answer every question we asked. It was amazing. Plus, they really make an effort to include children! Not only was it interesting to listen to the people talk, it was also fascinating to watch them complete everyday chores as they would have in 1627. The Wampanoag village was interesting as well. The people there are not reenactors (real people from the Wampanoag tribe) and the majority were very opened and inviting, however a few others seemed less interested and annoyed to be asked questions. That was the only disappointing experience at the plantation. Next, we went to the Mayflower II. That was just as amazing as the plantation. The reeanactors were wonderful! It was a very unique experience. It only takes between 30 minutes to an hour to go through the boat. It is located right next to Plymouth rock!

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[ 16 of 16 customers found this review helpful ]

Don't miss this when you visit Boston!
By JenWan Verified Reviewer from Fort Worth, TX on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II:

Wonderful living museum. Plymouth colony has been recreated and you get to walk through, talking with the Pilgrim characters (who stay in character) and discovering their way of life. The plantation also has a recreated Wampanoag Native Peoples site, where you can walk about the Natives and ask them questions too. My children, ages 4, 6, and 8 really enjoyed it. Give yourself around 3 hours to see it all. Maybe more if you like to linger.

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