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Mayflower Day Tours for Families

by Erich Martin

Sep 12, 2019

Steve Callahan | Dreamstime.com

Age Specific / Adult Children

Every elementary school-aged kid learns the history surrounding the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock and New England. The Mayflower sailed from Britain with a full slate of pilgrims seeking religious freedom. When that ship eventually docked in North America, it did so at Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts.

 

As Mayflower Day approaches (Sept. 16) and fall looms ever closer, now is a great time to plan a trip to New England to teach your kids more about the pilgrims’ arrival in the new world.

 

South of Boston on the Atlantic Ocean, Plymouth is easily recognizable as the one of the birthplaces of the Puritan movement in New England. With plenty of local options and ways for families to celebrate Mayflower Day, travelers can learn a little more about our nation’s history. Plymouth County’s website is filled with tour ideas for the entire family.

 

Start with the famous Plymouth Rock on a 30–40-minute tour, beginning at Pilgrim Memorial State Park. The tour gives context to the rock and explains its historical significance. Check the weather as this tour may be canceled in the event of strong rain or winds.

 

To get a glimpse of the town’s wider history, consider booking a spot with the Spirit of Plymouth Walking Tours. These 90-minute treks give tourists a look at the history of “America’s Hometown.” Tourists walk along the footsteps of the region’s first inhabitants, while they learn about Plimoth Plantation and the remarkable heroes of the Revolutionary War. Be warned, young kids may have a tough time making it through the 90 minutes and staying engaged through dense topics.

Mayflower at dusk. Photo: Andrea La Corte | Dreamstime.com

Make sure the family visits the Mayflower Society House, a short walk from Plymouth Rock. Guests can take a guided tour of the grounds and check out the small harbor behind the house, where they can find a replica of the Mayflower that ferried pilgrims and separatists to New England.

 

After a full day of touring and exploring, stop off at Plymouth Bay Winery and pick up a bottle to take home. If your kids are old enough, enjoy a drink before heading out for dinner.

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