Plimoth Patuxet Museums houses significant archaeological, cultural heritage, and teaching collections related to Wampanoag Patuxet and Plymouth Colony. These collections inform the interpretation on the living history sites and support historical research.
Explore the Collections
17th-Century Decorative Arts
Mayflower II Collections
Pilgrim Memorabilia Collection
Interested in Researching the Collections?
For research inquiries please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please include the following information:
Your overall research goals and/or major research questions to investigate
Your goals for your appointment including collections you are interested in working with and specifically how visiting these collections in person (versus viewing them digitally) will advance your research goals
The anticipated outcomes of your visit
Other institutions and/or collections being consulted as part of your research
Any additional researchers who may be accompanying you, including their names
And any other information that the curatorial staff might find useful in evaluating your request
Please note that at this time, Plimoth Patuxet Museums cannot support archival research requests. Additionally, it is against collections policy for staff to give appraisals, identify, or assign value to objects. For all other collections inquiries, a staff member will get back to you soon. Due to the volume of requests and limited staff, please allow at least three weeks for a response.