Open April 5,2021 – November, 2021. Interpretive Centre/ Historic Educational tours and Programs/ Gift Shop – For information call, email, or visit www.thejenney.org.
The Jenney Interpretive Centre has several Plymouth tour options for groups to choose from, each offering a unique and educational experience. Take a tour, visit our three exhibits, or jump in on one of the daily interactive conversations with a Pilgrim. Reservations for groups must be made in advance. Tours are available by reservation only through our on-line reservation system. For step-on or guided group tours call 508-747-4544.
Discover Plymouth’s History – A Walking Tour: Rated #1 on TripAdvisor, this 90- minute tour is led and narrated by a professional guide in period clothing.
Tour groups learn all about the people, places and events of the beginning of America while walking along Town Brook on the same paths our forefathers walked hundreds of years ago. What led the Pilgrims to come to America? Is Plymouth Rock really the rock they stepped on? These are some of the questions that will be answered on this popular tour. Tour includes: Brewster Gardens, Plymouth Rock, Historic waterfront area and monuments, Cole’s Hill, Leyden Street, Section of Burial Hill, Town Square.
Forefathers Monument Tour: The National Monument to the Forefathers is often referred to as Plymouth’s “hidden gem”. Erected on an 11-acre hilltop in historic Plymouth, standing a towering 81-feet tall, it’s the largest solid free-standing granite monument in the United States. On this 45-minute narrated tour, learn who donated $15 to help build it, how long it took to build once its construction began in 1859, what each of the monument’s five statues represents, and the story of how the faith of the Pilgrims is told on the monument.
Business Not as Usual – Pilgrim Economics: Discover why the Pilgrims transitioned from communal living to land-ownership and how this change led to the beginning of free trade, industry, and capitalism in our country. Hear about the relationship between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans and how they worked together in support of each other. This program is presented outside if the weather is good; if not, it is presented in one of our exhibit rooms. Reservations are required.
The Jenney Interpretive Centre: The Jenney offers three unique exhibits as well as educational programs throughout the season.
“The Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness”- This exhibit talks about the five liberties the Pilgrims were searching for; spiritual, religious, constitutional, political, and economic and how they impacted the founding of our country and the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
“The Abolitionists” – Learn about the Underground Railroad movement here in Plymouth and hear about slavery then and now.
“Family – the Cornerstone of Society?”- This exhibit highlights family and the role it plays in our society, beginning with the Pilgrim family. Learn how the Pilgrims valued the family, how they educated the children, about their work ethic, the structure of the family, and how these family values influenced our civil society.
“Conversations with a Pilgrim” – Meet and converse with a Pilgrim, listen to their stories and learn about their life, challenges, and beliefs. Reservations are required. Takes place at The Jenney Interpretive Centre, 48 Summer Street.
Coming in 2021
“The American Covenant” – Learn about the covenant the Pilgrims made with God and renew your covenant with Him.
Additional Information: Season: Early April through late November. Groups can sometimes be accommodated during the off-season. Call for rates and reservations.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (can accommodate Sundays and earlier or later times if requested
Touring Time: 1 – 1.5 hours
Activity Offered for Split Group: Yes
Self-Guided or Guided: Guided
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Group Leader Free: Yes
Driver Free: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes (free)
Student Youth Tours Accepted: Yes
Max Group Size: 40 (depending on which tour you choose)
Min for Group Rates: 20