Celebrate Thanksgiving at Plimoth Patuxet


October 20, 2022

Plimoth Patuxet stands as a living testament to American history. The renowned living museum transports visitors back in time to the early 17th century, recreating the world of the Pilgrims and Native Americans. With meticulous attention to detail, it offers an authentic and immersive experience that allows guests to step into the shoes of those who laid the foundations of the nation.

Plimoth Patuxet is designed to reflect the era, and knowledgeable interpreters breathe life into this historical landscape, sharing the stories, traditions, and challenges of the past. This unique destination offers an invaluable opportunity to connect with the roots of American heritage, providing a profound and educational journey through time for visitors of all ages.

What better way to begin your Thanksgiving celebration than by paying homage to those who made it possible? The museum focuses on the history of Pilgrims as well as the Wompanoag tribe which both played critical roles in crafting the nation. 

The best way to immerse yourself in the history of Plymouth and the participants of the First Thanksgiving is to enjoy a delicious holiday dinner on the grounds of Plimoth Patuxet. Choose from three different dining options, and indulge in the unmatched taste of an intriguing custom menu. Each year, Plimoth Patuxet serves the freshest ingredients, the most addicting flavors and offers an experience like no other to celebrate Thanksgiving the traditional way.

Additionally, each dining experience ticket includes two-day museum admission valid through the end of November. You are free to tour Plimoth Patuxet itself as well as gain free admission to the 17th-Century English Village, Historic Patuxet Homesite, Mayflower II, Plimoth Grist Mill, Craft Center and Nye Barn. 

Thanksgiving Day Homestyle Buffet

If you are a lover of buffets and unlimited piles of delicious meats, sides and desserts on your plate, the Thanksgiving Day Homestyle Buffet would be a wonderful experience for you. Enjoy authentic recipes inspired by the Wampanoag Tribe and the Pilgrims, and enjoy the community feel as you dine among other families.

“The Story of Thanksgiving” Dinner

For dinner with a show, consider reserving a seat for “The Story of Thanksgiving” Dinner. Chat with friends and family while Pilgrim role players, museum staff, and Historical Performers offer entertainment for everybody. 

With a menu based on the one that was prepared for the declaration of Thanksgiving as a National Holiday, you will find an award-winning New England dinner on your plate. From roast native turkey with homemade gravy all the way to apple pie, you will be asking for more than seconds. Celebrate Thanksgiving at Plimoth Patuxet Secret

New England Harvest Feast

Embark on a journey into the past, where an evening of 17th-century hospitality unfolds with a bountiful meal, accompanied by centuries-old psalms and songs. It’s not everyday that you get to devour Mussels Seeth’d with Parsley and Beer or a Sweet Pudding of Native Corn all the while enjoying historical hymns.

The New England Harvest Feast is a highly sought after event so make sure to buy your tickets well ahead of time! 

Take Thanksgiving dinner back to Plymouth this year. Explore the museum and other historical sites after enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal inspired by those who invented the holiday in the first place. Visit https://plimoth.org/ for more information about the museum, dates, times, and to purchase tickets for the dining experience.