Pilgrim Hall Museum
Pilgrim Hall Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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America's oldest public museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of both Native American and Pilgrim artifacts.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Audrey N
    Swansea, Massachusetts411 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss the videos
    We enjoy museums and this one was small but displayed very interesting artifacts. The plaques told the real story. We especially enjoyed the videos of the pilgrim women and Native American women. Their stories were not what we were taught in school and very enlightening. Please don’t miss the videos.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Disneybus
    Pittsgrove, New Jersey902 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We're talking 1600's American artifacts here - hard to absorb it's been over 400 years!
    My wife and I included a visit to the museum in our itinerary partly as a tribute to my mother-in-law, as she was a devout student of the Mayflower and was never able to make this visit. The family traces directly to Mayflower passenger Richard Warren, who was also a signer of the Mayflower Compact. Upon entering, the docent almost apologized to my wife for not having Richard's handkerchief on display, as it was currently in storage. The museum, looking rather grandiose from outside, is somewhat deceiving inside as it can be traversed within two hours. The artifacts are pretty amazing - especially viewing William Bradford's 1592 Geneva Bible. There are huge paintings in the upper gallery, with even a small touchable portion of Plymouth Rock. A display on Pilgrim's clothing was interesting, as the attire is not what is usually depicted. Much of the displays naturally include interactions with the Native Americans. The gift shop, while rather small, is full of interesting souvenirs.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Kate D
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Native Americans Saved the Pilgrims!
    This was so wonderful. This museum was so helpful in it's history and interpretation of the pilgrims. I loved the videos, I loved the exhibits, I loved the staff. This does have a fee but it was worth it. The gift shop is great as well. The museum has actual artifacts of the pilgrims so wow just wow. The museum also tells the story of the sadness of greed and godless nature of the Winslow's son(2nd generation American) and how he broke the peace with the Native Americans after his father died. A must see in Plymouth.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Midwest_Roamer22
    Lansing, Michigan43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    We went here as a family having pilgrim ancestors so the displays were pertinent and meaningful. Despite the imposing size of the building, the exhibit space is not large and one can walk around in a half hour or so unless you read and listen to everything. I especially liked the 6 videos portraying women of the time period, including native women. There is a small gift shop. There’s a small poster showing who lived and who died on the voyage and in the first winter, demonstrating clearly what a struggle these pioneers endured.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Tom G
    81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good value
    Enjoyed our visit to an informative and pleasant addition to our information-gathering time around the Pilgrim settlements in Plymouth from 1620 onwards. Well laid out, good signage and display boards, authentic artifacts, historical paintings in a spacious gallery, small but useful gift/bookstore. A useful and interesting way to spend and hour and more. Good value too.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
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Tom G
Cockenzie and Port Seton, null, United Kingdom81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit to an informative and pleasant addition to our information-gathering time around the Pilgrim settlements in Plymouth from 1620 onwards. Well laid out, good signage and display boards, authentic artifacts, historical paintings in a spacious gallery, small but useful gift/bookstore. A useful and interesting way to spend and hour and more. Good value too.
Written 22 September 2023
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Hyunni K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
It is a small museum but it was amazing to be in the presence of so many artifacts from the first pilgrims.
Written 21 September 2023
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Midwest_Roamer22
Lansing, MI43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We went here as a family having pilgrim ancestors so the displays were pertinent and meaningful. Despite the imposing size of the building, the exhibit space is not large and one can walk around in a half hour or so unless you read and listen to everything. I especially liked the 6 videos portraying women of the time period, including native women. There is a small gift shop. There’s a small poster showing who lived and who died on the voyage and in the first winter, demonstrating clearly what a struggle these pioneers endured.
Written 3 September 2023
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Sabrina S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This museum is great and much less expensive than the Plimouth Patuxet museum. It gives a good overview of the history of the Mayflower and Pilgrims, as well as the Native Americans living in the area. The workers were very nice and informative. There were super old items from the early 1600s here, as well as William Bradford’s Bible and the baby cradle of the first pilgrim child born in America.
Written 24 August 2023
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Kate D
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This was so wonderful. This museum was so helpful in it's history and interpretation of the pilgrims. I loved the videos, I loved the exhibits, I loved the staff. This does have a fee but it was worth it. The gift shop is great as well. The museum has actual artifacts of the pilgrims so wow just wow. The museum also tells the story of the sadness of greed and godless nature of the Winslow's son(2nd generation American) and how he broke the peace with the Native Americans after his father died. A must see in Plymouth.
Written 22 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Disneybus
Pittsgrove, NJ902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
My wife and I included a visit to the museum in our itinerary partly as a tribute to my mother-in-law, as she was a devout student of the Mayflower and was never able to make this visit. The family traces directly to Mayflower passenger Richard Warren, who was also a signer of the Mayflower Compact. Upon entering, the docent almost apologized to my wife for not having Richard's handkerchief on display, as it was currently in storage. The museum, looking rather grandiose from outside, is somewhat deceiving inside as it can be traversed within two hours. The artifacts are pretty amazing - especially viewing William Bradford's 1592 Geneva Bible. There are huge paintings in the upper gallery, with even a small touchable portion of Plymouth Rock. A display on Pilgrim's clothing was interesting, as the attire is not what is usually depicted. Much of the displays naturally include interactions with the Native Americans. The gift shop, while rather small, is full of interesting souvenirs.
Written 17 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Audrey N
Swansea, MA411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We enjoy museums and this one was small but displayed very interesting artifacts. The plaques told the real story. We especially enjoyed the videos of the pilgrim women and Native American women. Their stories were not what we were taught in school and very enlightening. Please don’t miss the videos.
Written 25 June 2023
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Lou P
Kansas City, KS312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We enjoyed the attendant's explanation of what we would see. It was well done and easy to make connections to family ancestors, with the items preserved.
Written 7 June 2023
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stac m
Jefferson, GA80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Small with a moderate amount of artifacts. The volunteers are currently working on a tapestry that is beautiful. The staff was friendly and informative. It is handicapped-accessible. Not a place for small kids, they will be board.
Written 29 October 2022
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SFN
Jackson, MS1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is a must see in Plymouth. Here there are actual personal belongings of the Pilgrims. It is quite stunning to see William Bradford’s Bible. The museum was our favorite spot in Plymouth.
Written 24 October 2022
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