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The Official Plymouth 400th Anniversary Tour

The  Official Plymouth 400th Anniversary Tour

Arrive in Plymouth in the area of the Grist MIll and ;earn how the Pilgrims first began their lives in America!

09/21/2020-09/25/2020    Mon-Fri     Trip#: 2020001

 

Plymouth 400th Anniversary Tour

 

*Orientation tour and special presentation of the Pilgrims at the New England Historic Genealogical Society

*Tour the present-day city of Plymouth and visit Leyden Street, the original street of the Pilgrims

*Visit the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest in America, and see the incredible collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

*Relive the lives of the Pilgrims and the Native inhabitants of the area at the Pilmoth Plantation

*Step aboard the Mayflower II and see how they lived aboard for 65 days

*Visit Coles Hill and Burial Hill, the burial grounds of the Pilgrims

*Visit the home of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins in Duxbury and the grave of Miles Standish

*Sail to Martha's Vineyard (Noepe) and visit the Aquinnah cultural Center for a closer look into the lives of the native people of the area.

*Ferry to Provincetown to visit the Pilgrim's First Landing Park!

Includes Breakfast and Dinner each day, also experience a tribal social feast with music arranged by one of the native members of the Eampanoag Tribe and much more!

 

*Itinerary is subject to change or be modified where reasonably required at any time. Itinerary changes may be necessary as a result of unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns for your health, safety, enjoyment or comfort.

 

 

Day 1

Travel this morning from New Jersey to Duxbury, MA for a visit to the Alden family house museum. John Alden and Priscilla Mullins rrived in Plimoth Colony on board the Mayflower in 1620. Their courtship was immortalized as one of America's great love stories in Henry Wadswoth Longfellow's poem, "The Courship of Miles Standish." In 1627, the couple moved to Duxbury where they built a home, raised 10 children and became prosperous farmers while John also served as one of Plimoth Colony's leaders.

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Day 2

The historic tour of Plymouth begins at the Jenny house and continues through Brewster Gardens to the waterfront and to Plymouth Rock. It continues to Leyden Street where the Pilgrims first began arranging their houseing sites before Christmas in 1620 after dieembarking from the Mayflower. They built their houses along this street from the shore up to the base of Burial Hill where the original fort building was located and now is the site of a cemetary and First Church of Plymouth. Town Brook is adjacent to the street and provided drinking water for the early colonists. Governor William Bradford, Dr. Samuel Fuller, Peter Browne and other settlers owned lots along the road. The famed First Thanksgivinig was likely held nearby in 1621. Have lunch on your own at the waterfront. Then visit the Mayflower II, a detailed reproduction of the ship and meet historical characters who describe living conditions on the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. See the passengers cramped quarters, peer into the hold where the goods were store, and compare the spacious Master's cabin to the confined sailors'accommodations. We'll learn about the continue to Plimoth Plantation. Known as a living history museum, it recreates actual life at the time of the famous immigrants. Their lives, experiences and concerns, along with those of the Wampanoag Indians on whose land they settled, are brought to life. Next to the Village, you'll find the Wampanoag Homesite and meet people who explain the history and culture of the Wampanoag people. You'll discover how hte 17th Century Wampanoag would have lived along the coast during the growing season: planting their crops, fishing and hunting, gathering wild herbs and berries for food, and reeds for making mats and baskets. You''ll see a mat-covered wetu, the Wampanoag word for house. Food is cookedover an open fire using only the ingredients that were available in the 1600s. At the riverside you mays ee men making a mishoon-the Wampanoag word for boat-using fire as a tool to hollow out a tree. We'll enjoy a tribal feast this evening followed by a "Paint Night": where we'll get a chance to create our own version fo Delft Tiles.

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Day 3

Travel back to the Harbor thismorning and board Capt. Bob's boat and ferry to Provincetown. Pass Clark's Island, full of historical significance both becase it was the site where the Pilgrims celebrated the first Sabbath in the New World. Visit the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. Visit the Mayflower Compact Monument, situated at the base of the bluff where the Pilgrim Monument is located. Head down the Cape passing Corn Hill where small boats were in search of food. Climbed a nearby hill where they discovered the Pamet Indians' winter store of corn. And much more

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Day 4

For over ten thousand years, the Wampanoag have inhabiited the island of Noepe, now called Martha's Vineyard. When the first Europeans dropped anchor in 1602-just before the Pilgrims--they numbered three thousand or more. To this day they still occupy the aboriginal land of Aquinnah and count 1200 member, about 500 of whom live on the island. Take a ferry to the Island and enjoy a guided tour lead by a Wampanoage Guide including a stop at Aquinna, and much more! Return to the mainland and enjoy a final Farewell Dinner.

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Day 5

After Breakfast, return home.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Audubon - SCUCS 537 W. Nicholson Rd, Audubon, NJ 08106
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