A Beach House Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast
45 Black Pond Lane, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360, United States
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Pilgrim Mother Statue
At Water & North Sts. in a landscaped enclosure near Plymouth Rock on the grounds of the Mayflower society is the granite statue of a woman, which has come to be known as The Pilgrim Mother. The sculptor was Paul 0. Jennewein.
On the shaft of the fountain that flows behind the Statue are listed the names of the women of the Mayflower in whose memory the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution gave the statue for the 1921 tercentenary celebration. The inscription reads; They brought up their families in sturdy virtue and a living faith in God without which nations perish My mom had come here to do some geneological research and she told me to look for the statue when I came with my two older daughters and their friend.
But a picture on the Orange County Mayflower Colony Pilgrim Monuments page has a picture of two statues (one of them this one), but names are reversed. That site calls this the Pilgrim maiden statue. But the actual Pilgrim maiden statue is in Brewster Gardens and is bronze, which this one clearly is not.
The 'other' statue of the Pilgrim Maiden was sculpted by H.H. Kitson was presented to the town by the National Society of New England Women. It is inscribed: To those intrepid English women whose courage, fortitude and devotion brought a new nation into being, this statue of the Pilgrim Maiden is dedicated.
photograph this Indian girl. She is my favorite. She tells some local recipes emptying crabs claws, a sulky pout on her mouth. If you compare this pic with the prior one, you can say the spectacle is mainly for the female visitors.
Mayflower Society House
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants was founded in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1897. My grandfather always wanted my mom to prove that we were descended from the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower, so she told me about the Mayflower House Museum. The museum is around the corner from Plymouth Rock, so we could walk to it from where we parked, but I don't think we went in. The house itself was built by Edward Winslow, the great-grandson of Edward Winslow, third Governor of Plymouth Colony, and was purchased by the society in 1941.
There are tours of the house, which I think are free, and there is a library for genealogical research on the grounds. The statue of the Pilgrim Mother is also here.
New Pizza near Home Depot!
Not a bad place for fresh, hot pizza! The small pizza with 1 topping AND 1 20oz.bottle of Sprite was only $9.60. Even their large 1 topping was $9.50, so prices are pretty good.
This place appears very new and is across from the Home Depot.
They also have subs and gyros.
This is their 2nd location. Cattina and Eric Guimett opened the South Shore Pizza Factory in 1998 and in 2002, they opened this location. Cattina started working in her fathers pizzeria (Duxbury Pizza) back in 1972, which is still open today. Eric started working there in 1983, and after they got married, they managed the store for over 10 years. I got the small pizza with mushrooms and it was cut into 8 slices. Their small pizza is about 10" in diameter. This serves about 2 people if they're not starving...
They have tables and chairs, and a couple booths with chairs.
They also do Take out - call the number below.
Back to 1627 in Plimouth
Some years ago - not in the 17th century, but in the 1970s - I visited Plimouth Plantation with my two oldest children. [Calling something in Massachusetts a "Plantation" seems like a bit of an anachronism.] It doesn't look significantly different now from the way it was in the 1970s - at least going by the website. The pictures that I took were slides which have been digitized.
What it is -- the reconstruction of the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established by the Pilgrims which was started in 1947 by Henry Hornblower II, a Boston stockbroker and amateur archaeologist. It was expanded to today's fortified village by the 1950s. In this section of the museum, interpreters have been trained to speak, act, and dress appropriately for the period. The village approximates the assumed layout of the original
Plimoth Plantation is open March 24 through November 25, 7 days a week.
* The Plimoth Plantation location is 3 miles south of downtown Plymouth
Hours of Plimoth Plantation:
* Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
* Exhibit in the Visitor Center: Thanksgiving: Memory, Myth & Meaning is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
* Crafts Center is open from 9:15 am to 5:00 pm
* 1627 English Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
* the Wampanoag Homesite is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
* Nye Barn is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Visiting the Wampanoag Homesite, the 1627 English Village, the Crafts Center, and the Nye Barn requires at least a mile of walking over uneven terrain
Tickets to the Plimouth Plantation only:
Children (6-12) $12.00
Combination tickets that include the Mayflower II are also available
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