School Groups Field Trips at Plimoth Plantation offer a fascinating and personal look at the lives of the Native Wampanoag People and the Pilgrims, the English who lived in early Plymouth Colony. In addition to a self-guided Museum tour, School groups have a number of options for tailoring their visit. School Groups with a specific interest, such as early gardens, period cookery, colonial religion, Native culture, timber-frame construction, or navigation, may book a speaker through our Professional Speakers Bureau or a Guided Tour.
Our historical theme dining turns what might otherwise be just another restaurant meal into a memorable (and tasty!) addition to your visit for you School Field Trips. We offer themed meals with Pilgrim and or Native hosts, and lunch or dinner with food historians who will teach your School groups just how Miles Standish ate his dinner without a fork. For more about historical or modern-day dining opportunities, go to our School Groups Dining page.
Student School groups also have a variety of choices to expand their stay, including Wampanoag School field trip enhancements, hands-on workshops, historical dining programs and overnight programs. We would be happy to combine any of these to create a package suitable to your needs. For more about our student school groups programs, go to our Education Programs section.
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School Groups Field Trips
Let Plimoth Plantation help you expand the walls of your classroom and inspire in your students a curiosity about and understanding of the past. Whether you bring your students to the museum or have us come to you, we will spark your students’ imaginations and make history come alive.
There’s a reason why Plimoth Plantation is one of the most popular field trip destinations in New England! At Mayflower II, The 17th-Century English Village, and the Wampanoag Homesite, students are surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of the 17th century. Visits to the Museum are a great way to spark the imagination of your students and help to make history come alive!
There are a variety of ways you can use our unique living history resources.
Visits to the Museum immerse your students in the 17th-century world of the Wampanoag and Pilgrims. For more information on booking a field trip, visit our reservations page. Information on grant funding for field trips may be found at Foundations for Kids.
Can’t make it to the Museum? We’ll bring the Museum to you! Our Pilgrims and Native museum teachers will go from class to class, for informative and fun hour-long classroom programs or traveling workshops.
Invite Plimoth Plantation to your school or group meeting.
School Classroom Visits
Our talented Pilgrim role players and Native museum teachers can bring the magic of Plimoth Plantation to your classroom; wherever you are. Their visits are a great way to prepare for a field trip and are a wonderful option for those who can’t make it to the museum.
For more information on inviting Plimoth Plantation to visit you, please go to We Can Visit You!
Invite one of Plimoth Plantation’s captivating Pilgrim role players, Native speakers or historians to your next group meeting or function. Find out how at Professional Speakers.
School Groups Field Trips Planning Information
Admission discounts are available for School groups of 15 or more ages six and up.
Admission includes a self guided visit to the museum’s sites and exhibits.
If you need rate information for your school groups field trip or tour group, please call the group sales office at 508-746-1622, ext. 8358 during regular business hours (9am to 5pm Monday – Friday), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plimoth Plantation is a popular destination for adult and student tour school groups. Book early for the best times. Discounted rates apply for school groups of 15 or more people. Plimoth Plantation offers discounted rates for different types of groups. Please contact the Group Sales Office at 508-746-1622, ext 8358, or email@example.com for more information about rates.
To assist you in planning your visit, we recommend you allocate 3 hours at Plimoth Plantation and 1 hour at Mayflower II. Travel time between the two sites is approximately 15 minutes.
All school group field trips visits are self-guided tours of the Museum sites. Guided Tours are available on request for an additional fee.
Group Sales Office hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. The office is closed weekends and holidays.
If our phone lines are busy, you may place your reservation request online. A confirmation will be emailed within one business day.
Hours, Rates & Ticket Information
Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II are open everyday through November 25th.
PLIMOTH CINEMA Hours Sunday – Saturday: 4:30 & 7:00 PM
Visit http://www.plimoth.com and make your online retail purchases all year long.
The museum is comprised of two locations:
Plimoth Plantation is located at 137 Warren Ave Plymouth, MA 02360. We’re 3 miles south of Plymouth center.
Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II is located at the State Pier (across the road from 74 Water St) on the Plymouth waterfront.
Includes admission to both museum locations detailed below.
Plimoth Plantation: (good for two consecutive days)
- 17th-Century English Village
- Wampanoag Homesite
- Visitor Center and exhibition galleries
- Craft Center
- Nye Barn
Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II: (good for any one day within one year of purchase)
- Mayflower II Ship
- Dockside Exhibit
Senior Citizens (62 and over with ID):$26.50
*Plimoth Pass: $122.50
Children 5 and under are free unless booked as a school group.
*The Plimoth Pass = 2 adults and up to 4 children (6 – 17). Plimoth Passes are NOT available for online purchase and must be purchased at Guest Services in the Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center or at Mayflower II.
Plimoth Plantation Only:
Includes admission to all sites except Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II.
Children 5 and under are free unless booked as a School groups Field Trips.
Mayflower II Only:
Includes admission to Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II ship and dockside exhibit.
Children 5 and under are free unless booked as a school group field trips.