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PAINTING PLYMOUTH, MA

The first European settlers to the Americas believed in Divine Providence. Nowadays many call it circumstance, luck, or good fortune. For the intrepid first settlers it was the hand of God, his goodness, foresight, and mercy that blessed their ventures, Divine Providence. The settling of Plymouth is a prime example.

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Spooky Ghost Tours with Jan


DeadOfNightGhostTours.com
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Touring Burial Hill with Donna


PlymouthAntiquarianSociety.org
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Local Legend Bettyann Archambault


CranberryTours.com
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The Cranberry Man - Glenn Reid


www.admakepeace.com
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Lobster Mac'n Cheese with Keith


www.cabbyshack.com
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Go out on a lobster boat

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Take a tour on Plymouth Cruises ship Lobster Tales “Pirates, Ice Cream, Lobster” could it get any better.  Wonderful excursion for families, couples, or adventurers.  

PlymouthCruises.com
★ BEST OF THE BEST ★

Brewster Gardens


Brewster Gardens is centrally located in Plymouth with the Town Brook running through the middle. Features include paths, native plants, benches, The Pilgrim Maiden bronze statue and a steel sculpture honoring immigrant settlers.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/
★ BEST OF THE BEST ★

Eat at Cabby Shack

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Eat at the Cabby Shack and enjoy a lobster roll, lobster mac n cheese, or a bowl of their award winning clam chowder.

http://www.cabbyshack.com/
★ BEST OF THE BEST ★

Pilgrim Hall Museum

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Pilgrim Hall Museum – America's oldest public museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of both Native American and Pilgrim artifacts.

http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/
★ BEST OF THE BEST ★

Plimouth Plantation

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The hearth of the local community and a Massachusetts state treasure, Plimoth Plantation is a nonprofit living history museum and an international travel destination, welcoming more than 360,000 visitors annually from at least 80 countries around the world.

http://www.plimoth.org/
★ BEST OF THE BEST ★

Burial Hill

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Burial Hill – There are many tours that will take you through the Burial Hill area but this night-time  tour will give you the goose bumps.

http://www.deadofnightghosttours.com/burialhill.htm
★ BEST OF THE BEST ★

Jenny Museum

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Jenny Museum offers a variety of tours and experiences which are incredible and informative and in a beautiful, central location.

http://www.jenneymuseum.org/
★ BEST OF THE BEST ★

Plymouth Rock Monument

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Plymouth Rock Monument and the Pilgrim Memorial State Park – This symbol of setting foot in a new world is so metaphorical and iconic that it transcends its humble station.  

Plymouth Rock
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Mayflower II

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Mayflower II was modeled after plans from the original vessel and is available for tours in Plymouth harbor.

http://www.plimoth.org/what-see-do/mayflower-ii
★ BEST OF THE BEST ★

National Monument to the Forefathers

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National Monument to the Forefathers – This has been called the most important monument in America.  It gives the blue print the founders followed to create a free land.

http://providencefoundation.com/
★ BEST OF THE BEST ★
FUN TRIVIA

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Jenney Museum


JenneyMuseum.org
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First Parish Church


FirstParishPlymouthuu.org
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Dead of the Night Ghost Tours


DeadOfNightGhostTours.com
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Cabby Shack


CabbyShack.com
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Burial Hill Tours


PlymouthAntiquarianSociety.org
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Mayflower Brewing Company


MayflowerBrewing.com
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Lonborg Woodcarving


LonborgWoodcarving.com
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Hearth’n Kettle


HearthnKettle.com
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Blue Blinds Bakery


BlueblindsBakery.com
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Art Complex Museum


ArtComplex.org
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The Guilty Bakery


GuiltyBakery.com
HISTORY IN A NUT SHELL

Plymouth, MA



 

Our story actually begins several years before our story begins when a group of young Patuxet men are abducted by some strange white men who came across the ocean. The white man was Captain George Weymouth and one of the boys was named Tisquantum, also known as Squanto. Squanto was transported across the sea on an odyssey across Europe where he learned English before finally making his way back home. When he arrived back to his homeland he found out that he was the last one of his kind. All of the Patuxent people had been killed by diseases acquired from the white explorers.

 

Our story actually begins several years before our story begins when a group of young Patuxet men are abducted by some strange white men who came across the ocean. The white man was Captain George Weymouth and one of the boys was named Tisquantum, also known as Squanto. Squanto was transported across the sea on an odyssey across Europe where he learned English before finally making his way back home. When he arrived back to his homeland he found out that he was the last one of his kind. All of the Patuxent people had been killed by diseases acquired from the white explorers.

Meanwhile a group of restless religious refugees signed an agreement to colonize an area called Plimouth in the new world. They were seeking to find religious freedom and opportunity. They booked a ship called the Mayflower and sailed across the Atlantic. After several failed attempts to land, on 21 December, 1620 they disembarked across Plymouth Rock and into the new World. This is significant because it made the Mayflower actually the first Plymouth Voyager. I had one but it only seat 8 and they got 102 people in that 1620 model . I wonder what kind of mileage they got.

The first winter was brutal and by brutal I mean they were crammed in very few make shift shelters with dying people. A member of the Abenaki people came strolling into the camp one spring day. He saw how laughably unprepared these people were. His name was Samoset he was from the area now known as Maine and was on a diplomatic mission to the Wampanoag people and – insert miracle here-he spoke English. He arranged for the chief of the Wampanoag, whose name was Massasoit and the last surviving member of the Patuxent people, by the name of Squanto, to help them. Squanto did help them and by harvest time they had learned enough from him to be able to survive the next winter, even though only 54 of the 102 original Pilgrims survived to see it.

One day the Pilgrims were out celebrating and giving thanks. They were probably doing some target shooting which attracted the nearby Wampanoag and Chief Massasoit, who came into the village and saw a feast laid out. The Wampanoag went out and killed 5 deer and presented them to the Pilgrims and then they hung out and celebrated for 3 days. Yep, the first Thanksgiving. Even though several other ships came to join them, the Plymouth Colony did not swell in population. By 1630 there were only around 200 colonists. In 1691 they merged with the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The quiet town depended mainly on fishing and shipping until 1824 when the Plymouth Cordage Company opened and became the largest rope manufacturer in the world until synthetic ropes put them out of business. In 1889 the Forefathers Monument, what I consider to be the most important monument in the world, was open in Plymouth. The principles etched into its granite are the guide to what made our country great and the only way to restore divine providence. Plymouth has enjoyed an influx of population over the past 40 years and people have been drawn by the quality of life and history that Americas Hometown has to offer. Through our past we can renew our future.