Hands-on History

Learn history by doing history!

School groups, tour groups, youth groups, and scout groups can take advantage of exciting hands-on activities in workshops by Plimoth Plantation’s Education Department. Workshops are a unique way to enhance your field trip or tour of our living history exhibit sites!   

From March through November, groups may book a Wampanoag Field Trip Enhancement Workshop or a Colonial Field Trip Enhancement Workshop.  

At the end of November, the Museum sites close to the general public for the winter, but activities never stop! Winter Workshops are available from December through February.  

Interested in booking a program? Call us at (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programs@plimoth.org. 

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Students make Wampanoag pottery and beads at engaging Plimoth Plantation workshops

Wampanoag Field Trip Enhancement Workshop 

     Workshops (Available March - November)

In our Wampanoag Workshop, Native Museum teachers discuss their relationship to the land, respect for all living beings, and seasonal ways of life. The program takes place in our Visitor Center Classroom, where participants are able to handle reproduction artifacts and animal furs. Students may also play a traditional Wampanoag game called hubbub.

Each program is one hour long for a maximum of 25 people.

Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks: 2.7, 2.8, 3.2, 3.12, 4.11, 4.15.

Ages: Pre-K - Grade 12, Adult

Cost: $250 for first program, $100 for each additional program. (Admission Reservation Paid Separately).

 

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For more information on Plimoth Plantation educational programs, call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programs@plimoth.org or make an online reservation request.  

Colonial Field Trip Enhancement Workshop 

     Workshops (Available March - November)

The Colonial Life Workshop takes place in our Visitor Center classrooms. Students will take part in activities that enrich their visit to our English Village. Activities may include learning how to write with quill and ink, playing 17th century English games, or exploring how historians uncover and study the past. If there is a particular focus that would support you curriculum, talk to us and we may be able to tailor the program to meet your educational goals.

Each program is one hour long for a maximum of 25 people.

Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks: 2.7, 2.8, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.12, 4.11, 4.14, 4.15.

Ages: Pre-K – Grade 12, Adult

Cost: $250 for first program, $100 for each additional program. (Admission Reservation Paid Separately).

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR INFORMATION GUIDE!

For more information on Plimoth Plantation educational programs, call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programs@plimoth.org or make an online reservation request.  

Hands-on learning at Plimoth Plantation's fun Winter Workshops

Colonial Winter Workshop 

     Winter Workshops (December - February)

The Colonial Winter Workshop is a comprehensive program providing a solid foundation for a unit on the Pilgrims. The two-part Workshop includes a classroom visit and a hands-on workshop at the Museum, and includes a packet of teaching resources. 

Part 1: Classroom Visit
Learn about 1627 Plimoth Plantation from an actual Pilgrim in your classroom! Our Museum teacher will portray an actual resident of 1627 Plimoth Colony, using the person’s life story to frame the one-hour program. For that hour the year is 1627 and your Museum teacher will speak with a regional, English dialect of the 17th century, wearing accurate reproduction clothing. 

Using reproduction artifacts to enhance your classroom’s experience, your visitor will share the Pilgrim story, from hiring Mayflower in England, through the journey and the first winter, to Thanksgiving in Plymouth. As a highlight of the program, two children will be invited to try on Colonial children's clothing!  

Part 2: Hands-On Workshop at Plimoth Plantation
This two-and-a-half-hour workshop takes place in our Visitor Center and in two of the reproduction houses of our English Village..  One class begins the day outdoors in the English Village in the year 1627, working alongside Colonists, experiencing the chores of a child in 1627 Plymouth. The second class begins the day indoors, in the Visitor Center, where the students practice writing with quill pens and examine reproduction artifacts to determine what the objects reveal about the lives of the Colonists. After completing the first round of activities the classes change places, so both groups experience both the indoor and the outdoor activities. 

A two-class program, each class a maximum of 25 students. (Two Classroom Visits: one for each class. One Workshop for two classes.)

Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks: 2.7, 2.8, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.12, 4.11, 4.14, 4.15.

Ages: Grades 1-12 

Cost: $900 per program (2 classes) plus travel charges. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR INFORMATION GUIDE!

For more information on Plimoth Plantation educational programs, call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programs@plimoth.org or make an online reservation request

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