Discovering Plimoth Plantation and Cape Cod With Your Grandchild
Discover Plimoth Plantation, historical artifacts, delicate marine ecosystems and the world’s leading oceanographic institute in this educational adventure for you and your grandchild.
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Program No. 16349RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Hop aboard with your fellow voyagers and learn about the perils of maritime travel, beach ecosystems and discover 17th century life in newly founded America. Explore the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony and let history come alive as you interact with its inhabitants. Spark more discovery as you navigate the Atlantic’s waterways learning from boat builders, scientists, and nature buffs. Take part in data collection just beyond the world’s leading oceanographic institute at Woods Hole and then grab your binoculars as you search the waters for the largest mammal on earth: the whale!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day on uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Listen to the stories of dwellers native to this land while experiencing 17th century life for the Wampanoag people in a living history exhibit at Wampanoag Village.
  • While onboard a scientific research vessel, examine bountiful marine life as you and your fellow scientists retrieve samples and test tubes full of information immersed in ocean waters.
  • How are massive boats and ships made? How do beach ecosystems function? Find out in private workshops that let you actively participate in these learning endeavors.

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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