Discovering Plimoth Plantation & Cape Cod With Your Grandchild

Journey to Plymouth Rock with your grandchild to find out about life in America 400 years ago for pilgrims and native people. Learn about the Mayflower, and watch for whales!
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Program No. 16349RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,449 / ADULT
949 / CHILD

At a Glance

Ahoy, matey! Hop aboard this Atlantic adventure on the coast of Massachusetts with your grandchild. Have you ever wanted to meet a pilgrim who sailed aboard the Mayflower? Now you can! At Plimoth Plantation, costumed colonists will tell you what it was like to live in America almost 400 years ago. Find out about their dangerous journey across the Atlantic Sea, and walk through houses like the ones they built in their new home of Plimoth (later spelled Plymouth). Meet boat scientists who will help you navigate Atlantic waterways, and grab your binoculars as you search the waters for the largest mammal on earth: the whale. Plus, go on a scavenger hunt and have fun swimming in the ocean!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day on uneven terrain. Sitting and standing during lectures and activities. Riding motor coach for around 1-1.5 hour a day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about pilgrim life at Plimoth Plantation and find out how their arrival affected Native Americans at a living history exhibit at Wampanoag Village.
  • While onboard a research vessel, become a scientist yourself as you fill your test tubes for plankton to learn about Cape Cod’s marine animals.
  • Set out on a whale watching expedition in Plymouth Harbor.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 7-10.
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Mary McGovern
Mary McGovern was born in New York and has lived in New England, Florida and Bavaria in Germany. She earned her bachelor's in international business and participated in a trade mission to Japan, which included a family homestay. Mary is a professional group leader in New York City and Washington, DC and has led field trips on the East Coast and in Germany. In her free time, Mary travels with family and friends to experience new destinations and revisit old favorites.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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