Tours & Education

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society is committed to developing its historic sites as educational resources. The Society’s original founders pioneered innovative methods of presenting local history to learners of all ages, with an emphasis on hands-on learning. This tradition endures today. The Society offers a range of group tours and educational programs for adults and children including field trips to historic sites, walking tours, lectures, and programs.

New for 2019! Exploring Plymouth History Summer Program

July 15 – 19, 2019

Children aged 8-12 are invited to participate in this week-long program to launch the Junior Antiquarian Society. Explore the local past through house tours, special presentations, crafts, and games.
Fee for one child for the week: $150 for members; $175 for nonmembers.
Email director@plymouthantiquarian.org for more details or to register.

Hands-On History Programs

Available May through OctoberPAS students scouts tour

Introduce young history lovers to daily life in Plimoth Colony at the 1677 Harlow House. Groups tour the 17th–century homestead and learn about its early residents, with a focus on William Harlow’s trade as a cooper and the everyday activities of family members. In addition, students visit our Education Building to engage in hands-on crafts and historic activities, including carding, spinning, weaving, and candle dipping.

Program runs approximately 1 ½ hours. We can host up to 50 students on our site at one time. Program can be tailored to fit curriculum goals for school groups or Scouts groups. If requested, program can include walking tour through historic downtown Plymouth. For availability and pricing, call 508-746-0012 or email director@plymouthantiquarian.org.

Walking Tours

Available Year-round PAS Underbelly Tour

Even when our historic properties are closed, our expert guides can tailor a walking tour of downtown Plymouth to highlight different themes and historical periods. Contact the PAS Office (508-746-0012; director@plymouthantiquarian.org) to make a reservation for your family or group. Fees will be determined based on length of tour and size of group.