Take your experience in 17th-century New England to the next level with one of our popular “Night at the Museum” programs, including Colonial, Wampanoag, and 17th-Century Overnights! Each program includes a themed historically-inspired meal, hands-on activities using traditional techniques and materials, and a nighttime visit to the living history sites to discover the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Plimoth Colony and the Wampanoag Homeland after dark.
To book an overnight program, please submit an online program request form. You may also email email@example.com or call (508) 746-1622 x8358 for additional information.
Workshops are flexible and easily adapt to any grade level or area of interest. All are welcome—we host school groups (elementary through high school), scouts, homeschoolers, church youth groups, and students from colleges and universities.
Explore, create and learn about Wampanoag culture with a Native Museum Educator. You will share a Wampanoag feast, visit a wetu (home), experience 17th-century Native life with a hands-on artifact activity, and use traditional materials and techniques to craft something you can take home.
What was life like for a Pilgrim in Plimoth Colony? After eating a Colonial New England dinner, you will experience an English child’s life by writing with a quill pen and playing some of the games children would have played in the 1620s. Take a nighttime walk with your Museum Educator to discover the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Plimoth Colony after dark.
Explore the lives of the people who lived here in the 17th century, both Colonial and Wampanoag. After visiting the sites, you will learn about each culture with an evening of activities—eat a 17th-century meal, play 17th-century games, create something to take home with you, and discover the nighttime sights, sounds, and stories of Patuxet/New Plimoth! Schools, let us know how we fit into the unit you are working on, and we will be sure to tailor the activities to your curricular needs.
About Your Overnight
Cost & Payment
$68 per person, student or adult
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required two weeks from your initial contract.
Full payment is due two weeks prior to your scheduled program date.
Included with Reservation
- Two-day admission (from 2:00 p.m. on Day 1 through the end of Day 2) to Plimoth Plantation
- An evening of hands-on educational activities
- A fun and educational dinner
- A modern continental breakfast
- Sleeping area in a heated, modern building (participants bring their own bedding).
Where will we be sleeping?
Your group will sleep in a heated room in our modern Visitor Center. Your sleeping space will be on the floor in either a classroom or gallery space.
There may be other activities at the Museum that evening or other groups staying overnight. All groups have separate sleeping areas and evening activities.
Arrival: How do we get there, and what do we do when we arrive?
Location: The Museum's main campus is located at 137 Warren Ave Plymouth, MA 02360.
Parking: Cars, follow the signs for Main Parking Lot. Bus drivers, folllow the signs for Bus & Accessible Lot. Any vehicles requiring accessible parking spots should also follow the signs for Bus & Accessible Lot. All parking is free.
Luggage: Please leave your luggage in your car until instructed by your Museum Overnight Host.
Check-in: Please make your way to the Visitor Center to check in, and speak to the person at the Group Arrivals counter. Each member of your group will receive a wristband; this serves as your admission ticket and must be displayed on your group members' wrists throughout your visit.
Groups arriving at Plimoth Grist Mill: The Plimoth Grist Mill is located at 6 Spring Lane, Plymouth, MA 02360. Park in the large, free-of-charge parking lot at the end of Spring Lane. Follow the path to the mill's lower entrance (on the lower deck beside the wheel); and check in there. The main campus of Plimoth Plantation is at a different location (above).
What should I bring?
Please refer to this packing list for some items that will make your overnight the best that it can be.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel your overnight, you must cancel at least ten business days prior to your event date in order for your total payment to be transferred to an alternate date, or in order to receive a 50% refund.
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(508) 746-1622 ext. 8359