Pilgrim Hall Museum

Basic Information

Address: 75 Court Street Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone Number: 508-746-1620
Fax Number: 508-746-3396
Director: Donna Curtin

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9:30am-4:30pm. Closed month of January, December 24, 25, 31
Description:

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, 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.

Grade Levels:
Pre-K
K-5
6-8
9-12
Group Type: Student-Youth
Disabled Access:

A wheelchair ramp is located at our main entrance and the building includes elevator access between the two exhibit floors. Restrooms are located on the lower level.

Program Type:

Make your student/youth or adult group visit to Pilgrim Hall Museum memorable by booking a group program.  Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounted admission of $9 for adults (16+) and $7 for students/youth.  Guided tours with a knowledgeable docent are also available at no extra charge (advance reservation required).  Upon reservation, we will send you a confirmation packet via email which includes a reservation invoice, detailed itinerary, and guidelines for your group visit.

Museum docents are available, upon advance request, to provide your student/youth group with a 90-minute tour of the museum exhibits and artifacts (a 25:1 student-docent ratio is recommended for each guided tour group).  Each tour begins on the lower level with a viewing of our 15-minute film, One Small Candle.

Go on a Treasure Hunt to learn more about the Pilgrim possessions and other objects on exhibit in the museum. Our special age-appropriate activity sheets are available for student-youth groups as part of a guided tour experience.

Admission/Tickets: Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounted admission of $9 for adults (16+) and $7 for students/youth. 1 complimentary adult admission for every 20 students. Complimentary admission for bus driver 
Registration: Upon reservation, we will send you a confirmation packet via email which includes a reservation invoice, detailed itinerary, and guidelines for your group visit.
Food: There is no food or drink permitted in the museum
Length of Visit: 1 – 1 ½ hours
Student/Staff Ratio: a 25:1 student-docent ratio is recommended for each guided tour group
Max. Group Number: 100 persons
Group Requirements: Groups of 10+ for discounted admission. Full payment for your visit is expected upon arrival unless other arrangements for payment have been made. All sales are final. Group ticket purchases are non-refundable. Pilgrim Society membership and Pilgrim Hall Museum general admission discounts do not apply to group admission purchases. Large bags and backpacks are not permitted in the museum. We ask that these be stored in your vehicle(s) or bus/van. Medical supplies required for the group are permitted in the museum and must be stored in zippered clear plastic bags. Please contact Group Tours in advance of your visit if you will be arriving on foot from another destination and will require bag storage. Photography without flash for handheld devices is permitted for visitors for personal, non-commercial use only. No video cameras, tripods or selfie sticks. The Museum reserves all rights of reproduction and/or copyright. Please call 508-746-1620, x1 on the day of arrival should you anticipate a delay change in plans.
Return Policy: None
Freebies: Guided tours available at no extra charge (advance reservation required). Treasure Hunt activity available at no extra charge. One complimentary adult admission for every 20 students. Complimentary admission for bus driver.
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Fine gifts, souvenirs, and specialty items are available for purchase online at http:/www.pilgrimhallmuseum.pinnaclecart.com as well as at our onsite Gift Shop. Pre-ordering and shipping is available.
Retail Store: see above
Amenities: Bus passenger drop-off and pick-up occurs on the museum side of Court Street in front the main entrance, with the front of the bus facing Samoset Street/Rt. 44. Restrooms are located on the lower level of the museum. Free, convenient on-site parking is available for small buses/vans at the rear of the museum building. Motor coach buses may park in marked spaces only on the museum side of Court street, based on availability.
Videos/DVDs Shown: Each tour begins on the lower level with a viewing of our 15-minute film, One Small Candle. We encourage groups of 40 or more to purchase this video in advance. Viewing the film in the classroom and/or during the motor coach ride to the museum allows time for discussion of its content and provides additional opportunities to interact with museum docents
Reservations Needed: Yes
Directions:

Pilgrim Hall Museum is located at 75 Court Street (Route 3A), Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360.
Telephone (508) 746-1620

Nearby Attractions: Plymouth Waterfront, Plymouth Rock, Captain John Boats, Forefathers Monument, Jenny Museum/Discover Plymouth's History Walking Tours, Jenney Grist Mill, Plimoth Plantation, Blake Planetarium, Edaville Family Theme Park, Heritage Museums and Gardens
Mission Statement:

“The mission of the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum is to achieve worldwide awareness of the Pilgrims’ significance as an enduring narrative of America’s founding.”

Additional Information:

Please contact us to schedule your group visit at 508-746-1620, x4, via email at grouptours@pilgrimhall.org, or purchase your tickets online HERE:
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