Plymouth Journals

Weekend in Plymouth

A November 2000 trip to Plymouth by zabelle

Quote: When you go to Plymouth you get to see the distant past interact with the present.It is one place where you can get up close and personal with our country's history.

Weekend in Plymouth

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Overview

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No trip to Plymouth would be complete without a walk aboard the Mayflower II. It is amazing to think that all of our ancestors came to America on ships like this or ones that were only minimally different. There are costumed guides on board to answer any questions you may have and they certainly interacted well with my grandsons. Miles Standish was particularly informative and he made a special effort to try to draw the shyer children into conversation. We learned that our ancestors weren't as short as their beds seemed to indicate, they slept in an upright position, they believed in humors and this kept the bad humors at bay somehow (sleeping in a flea infested bed would have given me a bad h...Read More

The John Carver Inn

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Hotel | "John Carver Inn"

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Our room was a deluxe King and had very nice reproduction furniture. We had a huge, very high 4 poster bed that had a ladder to climb up. My daughter had a double that was not quite as nice. They have a pool that any child would love with a pirate ship slide complex. They also have a hot tub, sauna and exercise room as well as a very nice gift shop, so good in fact that my 2 older grandsons want to return to this hotel just for the gift shop, high praise indeed. This is an extremly popular hotel. You have to book months in advance. When we were there a wedding reception was taking place and it made it difficult to walk from the hotel to the restaurant. It does have one of the best location in Plymout...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 9, 2000

The John Carver Inn
25 SUMMER STREET
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
1-508-746-7100

Plimoth Plantation

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Attraction | "Plimouth Plantation"

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This is a living history museum. It is not on the original site but was built to duplicate as closely as possible the original settlement. The homes are small and very smokey from the open fires that are burning. The windows are covered with paper so they are also very dark. Costumed inhabitants go about their daily routine while we observe them. It's a wonderful recreation of what life was like in 1627. My grandsons were fascinated by one of the women as she made a cheese cake. We asked lots of questions and got very good answers to all of them. You can spend time talking to Miles Standish's wife or John Alden. They will tell you all about their voyage here and the first few hard years they have spen...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2000

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
508 746 1622