3 Can’t-Miss Tours in Plymouth County


September 10, 2023

While it’s easy to wander about Plymouth and find some incredible sights, to really get the best side of the town, you need to talk to the experts. And who could know more about the best of Plymouth than the tour guides? Their jobs are to talk about all of the great food, history, secrets, and more as they lead tourists around town, so here are a few can’t-miss tours in Plymouth you should check out.

The Pilgrim Progress

If you like history and want to feel like you’ve stepped back in time, come along on the Pilgrim Progress Tour. This free tour is a reenactment of the Pilgrims’ Sabbath procession to worship. 

Costumed participants representing survivors of the winter of 1621 assemble to the beat of a drum at Mayflower Society House on Winslow Street. They then proceed down North Street, along the Waterfront, down to Burial Hill. The march continues through town on Main Street, ending back at the Mayflower Society House.

Massachusetts Cranberries

If you love cranberries, you need to take a tour of a cranberry bog with Massachusetts Cranberries. Massachusetts’ native fruit has been cultivated for over 200 years, and is farmed in such a unique way that must be seen to be believed. Learn why it’s the number one local food crop while enjoying beautiful New England scenery. 

No worries about getting blisters on a walking tour here. Private and coach bus tours are available weekdays April through November and public harvest tours are open weekends in October. These tours are 60-90 minutes long and include the history of the cranberry in Massachusetts, information about the cranberry industry, and even a close-up view of a real cranberry bog.

Mass Cranberries

Dead of Night Ghost Tours

If you’re someone who loves haunted happenings and chilling ghost stories, you should book the Dead of Night Ghost Tours. This leisurely walk through the haunted district of town is filled with tales of the spirits that haunt Plymouth. Bring your camera to try and capture spirits on film on a tour that has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.

There are two tours you can choose from. The Twilight Lantern Ghost Tours are 90 minutes long and explore Plymouth’s most haunted places. Walk down the oldest street in America, visit the Town Square and find out who haunts the 1749 courthouse. Stroll through Burial Hill Cemetery, site of the 1st Pilgrim Fort, with tombstones dating back to the 1600’s.

The second tour is the Sunset Cemetery Tour. Clocking in at 60 minutes, walk the historic paths of Plymouth. Visit Plymouth Rock, Coles Hill, Leyden Street, Town Square and Burial Hill Cemetery to learn about burial customs and burial traditions, Plymouth’s first fort, primitive tombstones and meanings.

Guided tours are fun, informative, and can show you a side of a town you never would have expected. Check out more tours available throughout the Plymouth area, and be sure to come eager to learn and explore.