Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Best of Plymouth: Where to Visit

If you visit Plymouth, it kind of goes without saying that you should visit Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower II and Plimouth Plantation. Today I would like to share with you some other lesser-known but fantastic locations in Plymouth.

For the historian:

Jenney Grist Mill
This place is great for older children, especially if they are interested in history and science.  I have been on this tour twice and have learned something new each time.

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Jabez Howland House
This home is the only one surviving from the seventeenth century. This a definite treat for the eyes.

Burial Hill
I have a confession: I love cemeteries. This happens to be one of the oldest in the country and is wonderful to explore.

For the liquor snob:

Dirty Water Distillery
During the summer, take a tour of Mayflower Brewing Company. During the rest of the year, hit up Dirty Water Distillery. Pro-Tip: Email the owners beforehand to schedule a tour.

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For the stroller: 

Brewster Gardens
Brewster Gardens is lovely. It is a great place to take a walk, admire the statues and squeal over ducklings.

For the ghost hunter:

Dead of Night Ghost Tour
I have never done this, but I have heard good things about this tour. Check out this website for more details.

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I hope that this post has encouraged you to not only explore lesser known sites in Plymouth,but wherever you go. I feel that whenever one visits a new place or even their hometown, there is so much pressure to visit the super-touristy sites. While a number of these sites are popular for a reason, there are so many hidden treasures worth digging for. I charge you with finding some place new and creating your own unique memories!

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