The Plymouth Bay Cultural District is a vibrant geographic region that includes both the Plymouth waterfront and downtown areas. In anticipation of the approaching celebration of the 400th anniversary of its founding in 2020, Plymouth established the District in 2014 to enhance and enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors alike by coordinating and supporting activities that promote arts and culture.
The district is defined by dynamic artistic, musical, educational, and commercial opportunities as well as historic sites and parks. It has long been recognized as a cultural tourism destination, attracting thousands who visit historical sites such as Pilgrim Hall Museum and Pilgrim Memorial State Park, as well as art and music venues including Memorial Hall, the Spire Center for Performing Arts, and the Plymouth Center for the Arts. In addition, the District is home to an incredible variety of art galleries, shops featuring local and artisan goods, restaurants, and a rich array of group touring opportunities by foot, trolley, or on the water.