Plymouth in the Fall – Top 7 Attractions

Things To Do in Fall

October 18, 2022

Plymouth, Massachusetts in the fall is an absolute dream. The crisp waterfront breeze, the ocean views, and best of all, no summer crowds. Being able to actually see and experience the history and culture of Plymouth without hundreds of people around you at all times makes the experience so much more enjoyable. So keep on reading to find out the best places you have to go visit in the fall!

National Monument to the Forefathers

The National Monument to the Forefathers is a significant sculpture completed in 1889 believed to be the largest granite statue in the country. It commemorates the legacy of the Pilgrims from the Mayflower along with their challenges, successes and perseverance as they played a pivotal role in shaping American ideals. 

The 81 foot statue represents liberty, education, and justice. A visit to this monument offers an insightful glimpse into America’s historical foundation and the principles from the roots of its development. For visitors and locals alike, it serves as one of few tangible links to the sacrifices and aspirations of those who laid the groundwork for the nation.

Explore the Paranormal

Plymouth is primarily known as America’s hometown, but did you know that it’s also home to a large variety of paranormal speculations? There are three historical sites you definitely should stop by (maybe at night if you’re brave enough) and see if the stories are true. 

Burial Hill

Burial Hill is one of the oldest burial sites in the U.S. It’s where the first pilgrims, Mayflower passengers, and a mass grave of sailors from 1778 are all buried. The haunting of the hill is thought to be due to Pukwudgies – an imp-like creature from Wampanoag lore. Many people speculate the events occur due to a longtime Native American curse. Visit the hill and craft your own opinion!

Spooner House

The story of the Spooner House is rather creepy. The family that owned the house for over 200 years before it became a museum left behind five generations of heirlooms and antiques, but not only that, they left behind the spirit of a little girl. One who passed due to medical issues is now said to invite certain visitors into the home and is often spotted peering out of windows. 

For more paranormal activities check out Dead of Night Ghost Tours and Plymouth Night Tours to experience two of the best paranormal attractions on the South Shore!

Plymouth Rock

The beloved attraction in Plymouth is indeed Plymouth Rock. Though many aren’t impressed by its size, what pulls people to it is the historical significance that holds the heart of millions of Americans.

The rock stands as another of few tangible pieces of our country’s history. It marks the alleged spot where the Pilgrims first set foot on American soil. Visiting it offers a direct connection to the country’s beginnings, providing an opportunity to reflect on the journey of the Mayflower passengers and their impact on shaping the nation.

Wood’s Seafood

Wood’s Seafood in Plymouth, MA is a cherished family-owned restaurant that has invited the community of locals and visitors with open arms for many years. Exceptional hospitality, quality food, and of course, the views are what make Wood’s Seafood so popular.

Buttery lobster rolls, clam chowder, crab cakes and all varieties of fresh fish are just a few of the delicious meals you can get at Wood’s. Enjoying these dishes amidst breathtaking harbor views is a treat, as you witness daily fishermen’s catches and fresh meat transported to the on-site market. Wood’s also offers nationwide shipping of some of their most popular local catches and meals.