Discovering Plimoth Plantation and Cape Cod With Your Grandchild
Journey to Plymouth Rock as you find out about life in America 400 years ago for pilgrims and native people. Learn about the Mayflower’s voyage, and watch for whales in the harbor!
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Program No. 16349RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Ahoy, matey! Hop aboard this Atlantic Adventure on the coast of Massachusetts. 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.

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. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Dorrit Turner
Dorrit Turner began her journey with Road Scholar as a volunteer in 2005 and began working with Road Scholar in 2013. Dorrit leads programs in Baltimore, Washington D.C, California, New England and most often in Boston, where she guides participants on the program “Birthplace of American Liberty.” Her hobbies include playing with her dogs, hiking and skiing. When she is not leading programs for Road Scholar, she is busy with the special events team at Mount Snow in Vermont.

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

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