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With more than 30 acres to stroll and four outdoor living history exhibits, a visit to Plimoth Patuxet Museums sparks learners’ imaginations and makes history come alive.

To request information about field trip pricing and availability, please email Plimoth Patuxet offers special discounted ticket pricing for groups of 15 or more. Tour operators, please contact the Group Sales Office for travel industry terms.

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A Field Trip to Plimoth Patuxet Meets National Social Studies Standards

“An effective history and social science education incorporates diverse perspectives and acknowledges that perceptions of events are affected by race, ehtnicity, culture, religion, education, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and person experience.”

- Massachusetts Social Studies Frameworks

Plimoth Patuxet is an excellent resource for educators seeking to meet requirements for state curriculum frameworks. Our inquiry-driven approach to history transforms much of the essential topical content mandated by frameworks into riveting conversations, object analysis, and first-person stories which provide a living testament to the lasting connection between past and present. PPM staff are skilled at weaving elements of geography, history, economics, and civics and government into the stories they tell. Studying the stories of our shared past strengthens social and emotional skills. Students understand their own life in the context of history and participate in dialogues across differences to explore how many diverse experiences and perspectives shape our past, present and future.

Massachusetts History and Social Studies Framework

While a special effort has been made to align our programs with the Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks, the Museum’s programs and exhibits are highly relevant to national social studies standards and many state frameworks. Our educational programs and living history exhibits align best with the following curriculum topics for grades K-8: K.T3, K.T4, 1.T1, 1.T2, 2.T3, 2.T5, 3.T2-4, 4.T2-3, 5.T1, 6.T2, 8.T1, 8.T2. For grades 9-12, our programs and living history exhibits align with core knowledge goals for US History I, World History I, US Government and Politics, and Economics.

Question about how a field trip at Plimoth Patuxet can enhance your curricular goals? Contact us to learn more about our current offerings.

Before choosing your admission package, take a few minutes to review our updated Visitor Guide. There you’ll also find answers to some of our more frequently asked questions about what to expect on our living history sites.

Site maps will be provided to chaperones upon arrival. You can enhance your visit with a guided tour, a hands-on workshop, or historic dining for an additional fee. Learn more about ways to enhance your visit.

Your group reservation includes timed entry. Once your reservation is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with your group itinerary. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled entry time.

Please provide alternative dates when booking if planning to visit during peak visitation (June, October, and November).

There is a 15-minute orientation film, Along the Shores of Change. Timed entry to view the film is not required.

Planning a brown bag lunch during your visit? There are several designated outdoor picnic areas available.

To ensure the best experience, a 1:10 student to chaperone/teacher ratio is recommended. Teachers are free and count as a chaperone.

Well prepared chaperones are key to the success of your field trip. They are responsible for your students and their behavior and we are counting on them to encourage respect for the Museum's exhibits.

Plimoth Patuxet is sometimes able to offer grants to qualifying schools and community organizations that meet certain needs-based requirements. Funding subject to availability. Only available for museum admission or educational program costs. Transportation and busing costs not included.

Field Trip Add-Ons: Your Field Trip Your Way

Enhance your visit with an add-on experience. Explore the carefully crafted options below to learn the ways in which you can enhance your field trip. From guided tours, to customized workshops, to themed dining experiences there’s something for everyone! Lean more about ways to enhance your field trip.

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