Being by the water makes being on the water all the more inviting and you can be at one of the most important historic American landmarks. Jump on this true paddle wheeler which has no conventional propeller and watch and listen as the big red wheels on the back of the boat propel it like the boats on the Mississippi. Once aboard, you’ll get the perfect introduction to Plymouth. Loaded with history, you’ll learn more about Pilgrims, famous shipwrecks, the role of the commercial fishing and lobster industries, two lighthouses, and Plymouth’s spectacular beaches. Relax amid the calming sound of the paddles as they swish through the water. Then sit back and enjoy those fabulous stories. Spoiler alert: the Pilgrims considered lobster to be “poor man’s food.”
5 Water Street Fall River, MA, 02721 Phone: 508-678-1100 Toll-Free: 800-533-3194
An exciting family adventure in America’s naval history
America’s naval history lives and inspires the whole family at this world class heritage museum in Fall River, Mass. Explore the world’s largest collection of US naval ships including the mighty USS Massachusetts, the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr, and PT Boats used in the South Pacific. The sheer size and impression these ships and their stories leave is overwhelming. There’s the state-of-the-art special effects Pearl Harbor. Experience; the only outdoor multimedia reenactment anywhere. Scouts and youth groups can participate in a year round maritime camping program, girl scout overnights, and family nautical nights with affordable camping on site. Whether a casual visitor, tourist, history buff, student, teacher or scout leader, everyone wins and learns. Special exhibits honor our men and women in uniform then and now. Much more.
A compelling approach to history; a memorable visitor experience.
Plimoth Plantation is a world-class living history museum overlooking Cape Cod Bay. This immersive museum features costumed interpreters and modern day artisans throughout our award-winning exhibits, including the 17th Century English Village, Wampanoag Homesite, Plimoth Grist Mill and Mayflower II docked in picturesque Plymouth Harbor. Plimoth Plantation’s hands-on, entertaining brand of living history is what has earned the museum it’s reputation for delivering powerful personal experiences to guests of all ages from all over the world.Please allow at least 3 hours to visit to Plimoth Plantation and about 45 minutes for Mayflower II.
Visitor Center – 134 Court Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-7533 Toll-Free: 800-872-1620
History is just the beginning!
Bring the whole family to Plymouth, MA for some unforgettable fun! Adults and children alike will be able to enjoy their visit to Plymouth with a wide variety of activities on land or on the water. The Atlantic Ocean itself is a playground, and trips such as whale watches, lobster excursions and pirate adventures have proven popular with visitors both young and not quite as young. Our beaches and parks offer families a place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Edaville USA is open year-round and features a restored narrow gauge train ride through acres of cranberry bogs, and Plimoth Plantation provides a living history museum depicting life in Plymouth in 1627. Please call 1.800.USA.1620, or visit our website to learn more about these activities and others to prepare for your trip to Plymouth.
5 Pine Street Carver, MA, 02330 Phone: 508-866-8190 Toll-Free: 877-332-8455
All aboard for fun, adventure and “Thomas” Too
In the late 1940’s Ellis D. Atwood (EDA) created a Family Fun Park on his cranberry plantation that featured a two-foot narrow gauge railroad that Ellis had shipped south from Maine to Carver, Mass. He used the rail line to move cranberries and people from all over. The original carnival rides and bright lights now include vintage amusement rides like an antique carousel and illuminated Ferris Wheel and more up to date family attractions like Static Climbers, an indoor play area, Cranberry World, even fishing, and a cornucopia of holiday events. You’ll find great food at KC’s Café, the Whistle Stop, the Choo-Choo Barbecue – almost as famous as Edaville itself – Hobo Eats Ice Cream Caboose, Tara’s Fried Dough, the Candy Depot and all your merchandise at the Edaville Gift Shop.