Family reading alongside Pilgrim

Schools and Homeschools

Thousands of educators and students visit Plimoth Patuxet annually.

Are you ready to discover history in a new light?

You are about to enter the world of the people—both Indigenous and colonial—who lived, loved, worked, and built communities along these shores in the 1600s. We recover and preserve lost stories of the past in order to understand our shared human history. We give voice to forgotten 17th-century lives and honor the ancestors by studying and trying to represent their experiences as accurately as possible.

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Field Trips

A hands-on field trip experience will spark your students’ imaginations and make history come alive!

Plan your field trip

Pilgrim children play game

Programs and Workshops

Immersive, interactive, and fun! Enhance your visit with a hands-on educational program, guided tour, or workshop. There's something for everyone! Subject to availability. Pricing available upon request.

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School Visits

Can't travel to Plimoth Patuxet? Our Museum Educators can bring the 17th-century to you in person or you can tune in for an immersive, live program from your classroom. Our suite of outreach programs are available for learners of all ages and can be customized to meet your needs.

Plan your school visit


Did you know that the Pilgrims taught their children reading and writing at home? Or that the Wampanoag used the natural world as an outdoor classroom where they could teach children life skills?
children in regalia gather sumac
Pilgrim children play game

Plimoth Patuxet invites homeschoolers and their families to the Museum–the perfect place to experience history in a new light! You might:

  • Join us for an upcoming Homeschool Days with special experiences curated just for Homeschooling families.

  • Book a hands-on education program for your family or co-op

  • Take a guided tour with one of our Museum Educators

  • Experience Plimoth Patuxet after dark with our special evening and overnight programs

  • Engage with our educational offerings

Overnight Visits

A group of children get ready for an overnight at the museum

Overnight Visits

Take your experience in 17th-century New England to the next level with one of our popular “Night at the Museum” programs.

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