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Insider's Walk Thru Historic Plymouth

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.Plymouth, United States

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Experience hosted by Frank

2.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet in front (or inside, depending on Covad-rules) of our 19th-century sea captain's home to outline the plan before embarking on a 2-3 hour (give or take) historic walk.

Just a minute walk from our front door is Pilgrim Hall, America's oldest museum, where I'll ask you to note the first of 13 'tercentenary' monuments that were donated to the town for its 300th anniversary (1920).

We'll then head south on the 'King's Highway' (locals know this road by it's 6 different names) and pass by the 1820 Courthouse, the oldest men's club in America, and the town's tallest tree (a massive Copper Beech!)

Then on to Cole's Hill: a beautiful vantage point above Plymouth Harbor where you'll see the statue of Massasoit, the Pilgrim Sarcophagus and several Tercentenary monuments), before heading down recently refurbished granite steps that lead directly to 'The Rock.'

All told we'll 'lasso' at least a dozen of Plymouth's historic sites, including Town Brook and Brewster Gardens, the Plimoth Grist Mill, meander about Burial Hill (I'll introduce you to Bathsheba James) and much more (on weekdays we can go up to the top of the new Town Hall (built one french fry at a time!).

Dress for comfort and walking - noting that there is only one 'somewhat steep' hundred-yard climb but overall this is suitable for most ages and fitness levels
We'll meet in front (or inside, depending on Covad-rules) of our 19th-century sea captain's home to outline the plan before embarking on a 2-3 hour (give or take) historic walk.

Just a minute walk from our front door is Pilgrim Hall, America's oldest museum, where I'll ask you to note the first of 13 'tercentenary' monuments that were donated to the town for its 300th anniversary (1920).

We'll then head south on the 'King's…

What's included

  • Food
    Before Covid we started inside our 1845 home, with coffee and snacks: for n...
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/ person
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Meet your host, Frank

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Not just sights, the stories behind the sights, the people behind the stories! Some of the stories I actually wrote, having reported on the town for the local paper for years. I know the town like the back of my hand, am a member of several local non-profits (homelessness and environment), organized several community events including "Communitree (ask me!)" and am friends with many of the town's most engaged and knowledgeable citizens (it's likely we'll run into a few along the way) so if you go for a walk with me you're a 'townie' for a day!
I can also advise on restaurants, pubs, beaches..
Not just sights, the stories behind the sights, the people behind the stories! Some of the stories I actually wrote, having reported on the town for the local paper for years. I know the town like the back of my hand, am a member of several local non-profits (homelessness and environment), organized several community events including "Communitree (ask me!)" and am friends with many of the town's most engaged and knowledgeable citizens (it's likely we'll run into a few along the way) so if you g…
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Where you'll be

Pilgrim Hall: America's oldest museum
Coles Hill: Pilgrim's secret burial site
Plymouth Rock!
Mayflower II (when in port)
Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Brewster Gardens (on historic Town Brook)
Plimoth Grist Mill
Sparrow House
Burial Hill (National Historic Register)
1749 Courthouse
Metacomet's head!
The Town Hall built with French Fries
The 13 Tercentenary Monuments

Want to change, dawdle, speed up.. let me know and we'll shape the tour to fit!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Sandy
September 2019
This tour was perfect for us. Frank was so friendly and welcoming and made us feel that we could ask anything. He has such an in-depth knowledge of the history and community of Plymouth and his passion and understanding shine through. We saw and learnt so much on the tour from the history of the pilgrims through to what is happening today In Plymouth. Franks way of communicating made it so interesting and fun. If you only have time to do one thing during your stay in Plymouth, I recommend you do this tour and you will not be disappointed. You will see and learn so much.
This tour was perfect for us. Frank was so friendly and welcoming and made us feel that we could ask anything. He has such an in-depth knowledge of the history and community of Pl…
Katrin
September 2019
I higly recommend this historical walk through Plymouth with Frank! We learned so much about the Pilgrims and history. All the places he showed us, were very interesting. Although I am German I understand him very well! Absolutely worth it!! 👌🏼
I higly recommend this historical walk through Plymouth with Frank! We learned so much about the Pilgrims and history. All the places he showed us, were very interesting. Although…
Libby
August 2019
Frank is a wonderful tour guide- full of knowledge of Plymouth’s past and present day culture. His style was warm and welcoming and very laid back. We learned so much about Pilgrim history and the town, at an easy, conversational pace. You can tell Frank truly cares about his community. Highly recommend!
Frank is a wonderful tour guide- full of knowledge of Plymouth’s past and present day culture. His style was warm and welcoming and very laid back. We learned so much about Pilgrim…
Alexander
August 2019
I would highly recommend this tour. You'll get the early American history from the Pilgrims to everything that has taken place in the last 400 years. It's fascinating! And Frank will not only show you the most important sites but help you make sense of their significance. There is so much valuable and fascinating inside knowledge that Frank offers on the scenes/locations, it's easily worth the $$ I paid
I would highly recommend this tour. You'll get the early American history from the Pilgrims to everything that has taken place in the last 400 years. It's fascinating! And Frank wi…
Carol
July 2019
We really learned a lot on this walking tour! Frank really knows his stuff! It was super hot on the day we took the tour and Frank offered to start the tour earlier to help beat the heat. We would definitely recommend taking this tour!
Corry
July 2019
If you want to get under the surface of Plymouth do yourself a big favor and join Frank for a fascinating fact-filled stroll through time. We so enjoyed our time and came away with so much more awareness of the history of this most special place. Thanks Frank for a truly magical memorable morning!
If you want to get under the surface of Plymouth do yourself a big favor and join Frank for a fascinating fact-filled stroll through time. We so enjoyed our time and came away wit…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

We'll move slowly, at a conversational pace: there are very few hills so this tour should be suitable for all ages and physical abilities. There's no rush. We can pause for pictures, talk, or to use the public facilities.

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