What You'll Get
The Pilgrim-led super group Plymouth Rock shook the 17th-century music scene with tracks such as "Shoe Buckle Blues," "Our Love Was Predestined," and "This is Going to be a Tough First Winter, Dude." Relive all the historical hits with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a combination ticket to Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II in Plymouth (a $28 value).
Plimoth Plantation is a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated museum dedicated to interactive historic explorations of New England's early European settlers and native inhabitants. The museum boasts a recreation of a 1627 English village, with actors posing as all sorts of Abners and Abigails to convey the experience of the Pilgrims. Feel free to question these in-character characters about the realities of 17th-century life, such as business dealings, hearth cooking, and the difficulties of cell-phone reception in the wilderness. Visitors may also visit the Wampanoag Homesite where traditionally garbed staff members, most of whom are from the Wampanoag native nation, are happy to share knowledge of their history, their culture, and the land they have inhabited for hundreds of generations. An exhibit at the Visitor Center, entitled Thanksgiving: Memory, Myth & Meaning, can help shed light and gravy on the realities of interactions between colonists and Native Americans.
Separated from Plimoth Plantation by several furlongs, the Mayflower II is located on the Plymouth waterfront. Here you can climb aboard a recreation of the original Mayflower that sailed in 1620. On deck you will encounter costumed role players, modern-day staff, and maritime artisans all eager to answer questions and differentiate between starboard and Starbursts. The vessel is 25 feet wide, 106 feet long, and displaces 236 tons of water—nearly as much as Uncle Saul's cannonballs into the family pool. Your combination ticket includes one adult admission aboard the Mayflower II and one admission to Plimoth Plantation (good for two consecutive days).
Yelpers give Plimoth Plantation a four-star average rating:
- The Pilgrim actors really reenact the period, as if instead of them being actors you are an interloper into their world via time machine. There's a lot to be learned if you want to go prepared with questions or you can just listen to them talk and answer all of the others questions. – Erin B.
- If you go in expecting to be engaged by the Pilgrims and are willing to equally partake in the repartee, you will have boatloads of fun! A very unique experience. – Omar Z.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 28, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Not valid with other offers. No cash value. Includes tax. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.