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 $55, you get a one-year family membership to Plimoth Plantation (a $115 value) in Plymouth.
Plimoth Plantation is a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated museum dedicated to interactive historical explorations of New England's early European settlers and native inhabitants. Each membership includes access to illuminating outdoor exhibits (open now through November 28, reopening March 19, 2011) as well as benefits such as shop discounts and access to winter programs. During the winter, members can browse the online museum shop, grab a bite at the Patuxet Café, or catch an independent film at the Plimoth Cinema. February school vacation activities will keep youngsters occupied, while a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and movie puts a pot of edible gold at the end of the esophageal rainbow.
During peak season, the museum boasts a re-creation 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.
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.
- On your way out, be sure to go to the second floor of the watch tower/public meeting house. From where they mounted a series of cannons, there is a breath taking view of the village with a great backdrop of green woods giving way to the ocean. – David M.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Must activate membership by 2/23, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Outdoor site closed 11/28-3/19. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.