Pilgrim Hall Museum

Pilgrim Hall Museum, founded in 1824, is the oldest continuously operating museum in the country. Step through our doors and immerse yourself in the 17th-century history of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people, presented in the world’s finest collection of early Plymouth possessions.

Pilgrim Hall Museum offers three exhibit galleries, a superb orientation film and changing exhibitions that reveal the experiences of the English families that settled in Plymouth, MA.

Student-Youth groups have the opportunity for a 90-minute guided tour of the Museum to view artifacts from passengers that sailed to America aboard the Mayflower, including Captain Standish’s sword, Peregrine White’s cradle, and Governor Bradford’s Bible. Groups of all ages may include educational programs and activities as part of their field trip experience.

contact info

Hrs: Feb.-Dec. Daily 9:30AM-4:30PM.

School

During a visit to Pilgrim Hall Museum, student-youth groups will learn about Plymouth’s early settlers and the Native Wampanoag people who inhabited the land 10,000 years before their arrival. Students explore the lifeways and experiences of both cultures through exhibits, interactive displays, and a 15-minute orientation film entitled “One Small Candle.” Educational programs and guided activities go in-depth as students use primary sources to draw conclusions about life in Plymouth. Treasure Hunt activities are also available for participation as part of a guided or self-guided tour experience.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, Thanksgiving, Native Americans, language arts, pilgrims, early settlers, primary sources, social studies, New England, Mayflower.

contact info
Name: Group Tours.
Phone: 508-746-1620 ext. 4
Email: grouptours@pilgrimhallmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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Pilgrim Hall Museum

Pilgrim Hall Museum, founded in 1824, is the oldest continuously operating museum in the country. Step through our doors and immerse yourself in the 17th-century history of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people, presented in the world’s finest collection of early Plymouth possessions.

Pilgrim Hall Museum offers three exhibit galleries, a superb orientation film and changing exhibitions that reveal the experiences of the English families that settled in Plymouth, MA.

Student-Youth groups have the opportunity for a 90-minute guided tour of the Museum to view artifacts from passengers that sailed to America aboard the Mayflower, including Captain Standish’s sword, Peregrine White’s cradle, and Governor Bradford’s Bible. Groups of all ages may include educational programs and activities as part of their field trip experience.

contact info

Hrs: Feb.-Dec. Daily 9:30AM-4:30PM.

Homeschool

During a visit to Pilgrim Hall Museum, homeschoolers will learn about Plymouth’s early settlers and the Native Wampanoag people who inhabited the land 10,000 years before their arrival. Students explore the lifeways and experiences of both cultures through exhibits, interactive displays, and a 15-minute orientation film entitled “One Small Candle.” Educational programs and guided activities allow homeschoolers to learn to use primary sources to draw conclusions about life in Plymouth. Treasure Hunt activities are also available for participation as part of a guided or self-guided tour experience.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, Thanksgiving, Native Americans, language arts, pilgrims, early settlers, primary sources, social studies, New England, Mayflower.

contact info
Phone: 508-746-1620 ext. 4
Email: grouptours@pilgrimhallmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 25 minimum. Program Type: 1.5-2 hours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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