A Blessing Great but Dangerous: Children in Early Plymouth

The world of childhood in colonial and later Plymouth is the topic of this one-hour tour of Burial Hill guided by historian Donna Curtin, Executive Director of Pilgrim Hall Museum. What was expected of children in earlier eras and what factors shaped their lives?

Admission: FREE

Join tour group at the very top of the Hill. No reservations required for individuals and families. Participants may traverse steep and grassy slopes and should wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel tour; updates will be posted to our Facebook page.

About the Series

The Burial Hill tour program was originally launched in 2011 by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, in collaboration with Pilgrim Hall Museum. The two organizations began co-presenting the series in 2016. In 2024 themed history tours will be offered at the ancient burying ground at 1 pm on the first Saturday of each month from February through December. This popular series features local historians who share their expertise on a fascinating range of topics, highlighting art, history, and culture in the open-air museum at the heart of downtown Plymouth. Tours begin at the top of the Hill and last approximately one hour. For the full schedule, click here.