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. 


Homeschool Adventures - Night in the 17th-Century! 

DATES: 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. Activities begin at 5pm and end at 9pm. 

$68 per person includes meals, activity fees, and museum admission. Pre-registration is required. 

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

Immersive, interactive, and fun! Enhance your visit with hands-on workshops, tours, and overnights. You might solve a history mystery, resolve a community dispute, reimagine the First Thanksgiving, make a Wampanoag-inspired artifact, or play a 17th-century game. There's something for everyone, from our Youngest Learners to Lifelong Learners. 

Bring a group of friends and arrange for a special Wampanoag or Pilgrim hands-on activity. Learn more about our Museum Workshops.

We Can Visit You!

Can`t come to us? We can come to you! Plimoth's team of Wampanoag (Native) and Colonial Museum Educators provide Virtual Field Trips and in-person classroom visits and traveling workshops to schools and groups all over the United States. Our teachers have traveled as far as California and Alaska! The Museum also offers lifelong learning lectures, talks, and educational programs for libraries, conventions, meetings, historical societies and civic groups. Topics vary according to the audience and have included 17th-century Colonial Life, Colonial women, and cultural stereotypes.

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