Homeschool & Home Educators

Homeschool family making Wampanoag pottery

The Pilgrims taught their children reading and writing at home. The Wampanoag used the natural world as an outdoor classroom where they could teach life skills. The Museum is an ideal place to let your children explore the past by being curious, interacting with Museum staff, and trying new things.  

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Homeschool Adventures - Night in the 17th-Century! 

DATES: Friday, July 10 & Friday, September 18, 2020  

Discover the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Plimoth Colony and the Wampanoag Homeland after dark. Enjoy an evening of hands-on activities for all ages and abilities designed exclusively for Homeschool families. You might dig into a 17th-century meal, explore the living history sites by flashlight, become a history detective, or play 17th-century games. $68 per person includes meals, activity fees, and museum admission. The activities begin at 5pm and end at 9pm. Pre-registration is required. 

Tickets coming soon! For more information, email or call (508) 746-1622 x8359. 

To learn more about scheduled Living History Programs and Special Events, check out

Overnights at Plimoth Plantation

Our popular overnight programs are available for homeschool groups (minimum 20 people) during our regular museum season (mid-March through November) and include full museum admission for two days, themed dining, a series of hands-on history workshops, modern sleeping accommodations, and a continental breakfast. Visit our Group Overnights page for more details.

Field Trips

Opportunities for learning and discovery abound at Plimoth Plantation’s living history sites. Come on your own, or as a group. Groups of 15 or more who reserve in advance receive a group discount. Visit our Field Trip Page to learn more.  

Museum Workshops

Bring a group of friends and arrange for a special Wampanoag or Pilgrim hands-on activity. Find out about our Hands-on Workshops here.

We Can Visit You!

Can’t make it to us? We’ll bring the past to you. Invite a Colonial role player or a Native museum teacher to your homeschooling group. Learn more at We Can Visit You

For more information or to book with us,  please call Program Services at (508) 746-1622 x 8359 or email or make an online reservation request


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Plimoth and Patuxet Ancestors
Collections and Archaeology at Plimoth Plantation