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Collections & Research

A Wampanoag man and a Pilgrim man trade items inside an English style house.


Plimoth Patuxet's collections are central to our understanding of the 17th century. Learn more about recent discoveries and research in our online and in-person exhibitions.

plimoth patuxet museums collections


Plimoth Patuxet Museums houses significant archaeological, cultural heritage, and teaching collections related to Wampanoag Patuxet and Plymouth Colony.

Artifacts in clear enclosures


Plimoth Patuxet Museums is one of the most significant repositories of archaeological material from 17th-century Massachusetts.

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Plimoth Patuxet conducts cutting-edge historical and archaeological research on pre-contact and 17th century America. Learn more about these initiatives and how we can help further your research goals.