"Plymouth ~ America's Hometown" Plymouth by gosiaPL

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My trip to New England had to include Plymouth, Mass. where the Pilgrim Fathers set their feet in 1620 and established the first colony there. That's why the 50,000-population Plymouth is called America's Hometown. Naturally, it's a town rich in history and with lots of places to visit, you could easily spend a few days there but I took only a day's trip, saw some of the key places and certainly missed a few others. It is heaven for those who love history or, at least, are curious about the first European settlement in Northern America in what used to be the Indian village of Patuxet.

I'd say the historical places are a must in Plymouth but your trip need not be all about the serious stuff. You can hop on a boat for a cruise in the bay or go out to the ocean for deep sea fishing or whale watching! And Plymouth can be fun even if you go there with kids, all the key sites are meant to be both educating and entertaining for them!

Plimoth Plantation sites

You will enjoy touring the Mayflower replica ship, walking around the re-created Pilgrim Village, and seeing the Wampanoag Indian homesite. There are costumed guides to give you all the details you may be curious about. All the three sites are owned now by the Plimoth Plantation foundation.
You will see the name 'Plimoth' a lot in Plymouth, and you may be confused about the spelling... Well, while the present-day town is called Plymouth, the foundation uses the former spelling known from old records and maps.

Thanksgiving explained

Plymouth is the place of the First Thanksgiving in 1621 from which the American holiday originated. Be sure to visit the Thanksgiving exhibition at the Visitor's Centre by the Pilgrim Village. It is quite fascinating to find out about this old tradition in the modern multi-media way.

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  • In a nutshell:An educating, entertaining must!
  • Last visit to Plymouth: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 4, 2006
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    Just re-read your summary of our trip to Plymouth. You do a great job on VT. No wonder you hold your rating status. Good to see you here occasionally.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2006 at 3:47 AM

    Great page I enjoyed a lot! The first official Thanksgiving in America took place in 1619 at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia. Jamestown, VA is 1st pernament English settlement in USA, est. 1607! Colonisation started in the South!

  • al_mary's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2006 at 4:08 PM

    Hi Gosia .... We are glad to hear that you liked your visit Massachusetts, We live in Springfield, about 110 west of Boston .. Alina ( altom ) said that my wife and I may get to meet you on our Poland trip in November .... Happy Travels

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2006 at 5:09 AM

    Excellent job, Gosia. I remember you questioning that guide. forgot that you bought the clay piece. So glad you enjoyed the visit to Plymouth Plantations.


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