Adults & Lifelong Learners

Do you have an open mind and enjoy engaging with people who share a common passion for history, lifelong learning, and community engagement? Whether its getting involved as a volunteer, enjoying a lecture or guided tour or an episode of Plimoth's podcast INTERWOVEN, or engaging in a hands-on workshop that brings history to life in a new way, our Adult & Lifelong Learning Programs offer unique engagement opportunities for learners of all ages.

Can`t visit us? We can bring Plimoth to you! We offer educational and entertaining professional speakers programs for libraries, conventions, meetings, historical societies and civic groups. 

Lectures & Workshops 

Our 2020 public programs calendar features a variety of programs geared toward adults and lifelong learners. From lectures and hands-on workshops to evening cocktails, there is something for every interest. For more information, please call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8107 or email 

Lunch and Learn: 17th-Century Context, 21st-Century Conversations

First Thursdays, February through December, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center at Plimoth Plantation

Feed your brain! Pack your lunch and join us for our hour-long Lunch & Learn lecture series!  Plimoth Plantation welcomes a lineup of lively, unique guest speakers who bring big ideas, humorous tales, and adventure stories to your lunch "table." For more information about upcoming programs, visit our Lunch and Learn pageAttend the entire series for free when you become a member!

Plimoth After Dark: Experience the museum after hours! 

Third Fridays, January through November, 7 p.m.

Experience Plimoth as you've never seen it before- after hours! Join us for our evening series of 17th-Century-inspired cocktails, craft, and just enough learning. For more information about upcoming programs, visit our Plimoth After Dark page


Professional Speakers 

Plimoth Plantation offers educational and entertaining programs for universities, libraries, conventions, meetings, historical societies and civic groups. Hold your event in one of our unique venues or let us bring history to you! Either way, it will be an event to remember. For more information or to reserve a speaker, please call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email, or make an online reservation request.


Invite a Pilgrim to your meeting and bring history to life! These engaging, interactive presentations can focus on the Pilgrim story, daily life in Plymouth Colony, the role of women, 17th-century gardening, Colonial defense, or any other topic you would like. Appropriate for youth and adult groups.


Native speakers share the life and culture of the Wampanoag and Eastern Woodlands Tribes. Programs can include topics such as 17th-century daily life, the environment, foodways, music and clothing. Images and artifacts are often used to illustrate these fascinating presentations. Native speakers wear modern dress and speak about Native life today as well as in the past. Appropriate for youth or adult groups.


It takes dedicated and knowledgeable experts to bring 17th-century Pilgrim and Wampanoag history to life at Plimoth Plantation. Now you can invite one of our staff experts to share their expertise with your group. Our experts can speak to your group on the history of the colony or on specific topics such as 17th-century agriculture, gardening, religion, foodways, architecture, clothing and more.


Plimoth Workshops

Spend an hour or several weeks learning at one of our hands-on workshops. Topics include beekeeping, gardening, cooking, etc. To learn more, visit our Plimoth Workshops page. 

Interwoven: a podcast from Plimoth Plantation

Interwoven explores the ways stories weave through generations, communities, and cultures to inform our contemporary lives. Rooted deep in the 17th century, Interwoven expands beyond the relationships between the Wampanoag people and the Pilgrims to discuss larger cross-cultural interactions of the very people who lived along these shores of change.

Interwoven is available for streaming and download on iTunes and SoundCloud.