Helpful Tips for Visitors

For information about our Museum's health and safety protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.

Our Practical Questions for Visiting will help you prepare for a day's visit to Plimoth Patuxet.

If you are traveling with little ones, you will find useful information for getting the most out of a day with the family in our Parents Guide, where we offer suggestions on how to interact with staff on our living history sites and how to prepare your family for a fun day in the 17th century. And to ensure everyone has a wonderful day, we have included some helpful tips on having a safe visit.

Safety and Security

We care about our guests and want to ensure an enjoyable and safe visit for everyone. Please follow these helpful guidelines.

  • Face coverings/masks are required for all staff and guests over the age of 2 years old at Plimoth Patuxet. We encourage you to bring your own, though we do have masks for sale if you need one!
  • We are a large living history site with indoor and outdoor exhibits so please keep children in your party with an adult at all times as it is easy to wander off and become separated.
  • Before you start out, choose a designated spot to meet up if you should become separated. Tell children the name of that spot so if they can't find it themselves they can tell a staff member "My parents said meet at the...."
  • All of our cattle are more than happy to have their pictures taken but are not used to being petted. They have horns, teeth and may move very quickly if touched so please visit our cows and goats with your eyes and cameras but not your hands. They don’t know their own strength.
  • In the outdoor sites there are all the daily tools used by our Colonial and Wampanoag staff that include fire, saws, knives and mallets. Please use caution when moving about these areas.
  • For your own health and safety please do not sample any of the food items on display.
  • If you require assistance with a family emergency, please contact the nearest staff member (costumed or non-costumed - anyone can help you). You may also call 508-746-1622 ext 8336 to reach Guest Services.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth is located less than one mile from Plimoth Plantation and just two miles from Mayflower II.