Due to several key sites remaining closed or severely restricted in capacity, we are forced to reschedule this tour for 2022. Stay tuned to the website for more information. Updates will be sent out to our email subscribers as they develop.

Oooohhh!!! We loved our Plymouth/Boston trip with you guys! As far as we’re concerned, hanging out with Landmark Events would always be our first school choice!!” —Patrice D.

Event Summary

This Thanksgiving season, consider joining a small group of grateful families as we gather together in Plymouth Massachusetts to remember the Lord’s kindness and mercy, just as our Pilgrim Forefather’s did almost 400 years ago. Armed with great faith that upheld them through incredible trials that claimed half of them by the end of the first winter, these 104 hearty souls now have over 30 million descendants! Come spend the week learning, remembering and celebrating the providence of God in our nation’s founding and the birthplace of her spiritual heritage. This remarkable tour will include the celebration of Thanksgiving with a Pilgrim-style feast at Plimoth Plantation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Plimoth Plantation

Best Parade in the USA!

Plymouth Walking Tour

Pilgrim Thanksgiving Dinner

Plimoth Plantation Reenactors

The U.S.S. Constitution

Plymouth Rock Monument

Distinctly Christian Historical Teaching

Christian Fellowship

Concord’s Old North Bridge

Boston’s Freedom Trail

Militia Drill at Plimoth Plantation

Included in This Tour

  • Opening night welcome reception Monday, June 28
  • Lunch Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Thanksgiving period feast at the Plimoth Plantation Thursday, July 1
  • Teaching from 3 top-notch historians: Dr. Paul Jehle, Leo Martin and Richard Holland
  • All venue admissions and guides throughout the tour
  • Electronic headset receiver for ease of hearing guides
  • Transportation on a top-of-the-line motor coach
  • Rich fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ

Ticket Pricing Information

Families of 5 or more save 5%!

Adults (16+):TBA
Youth (6-15):TBA
Child (0-5*):FREE
* 5 and under free if sitting on lap of family member.

Tour Highlights


Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together. And… by the goodness of God we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.” —Edward Winslow, 1621

Thanksgiving is America’s holiday and Plymouth is the symbol of where our national celebration began. We will spend Thursday on a walking tour of Plymouth, exploring the many monuments and museums as our tour historians tell us of the brave men and women who seeded the country almost 400 years ago. We will learn about the people, places and events of the beginning of our country as we walk along Town Brook on the same paths our forefathers walked centuries ago. We will visit the grave sites of our ancestors and become acquainted with the thoughts of these remarkable people. Discover why the Pilgrims changed from communal living to land ownership, and how this change led to the beginning of free trade, industry and capitalism in our country. Hear about the relationship between the Pilgrims and Natives and how they worked together in support of each other. Stops include Burial Hill, Pilgrim Mothers Monument, Plymouth Rock, Brewster Gardens, Pilgrim Hall Museum and the National Monument to the Forefathers!

The Sarcophagus — One of the Stops on Our Walking Tour

With Dr. Jehle at The Forefathers Monument

One Tired Pilgrim!

Friday we have a great day planned at Plimoth Plantation, the 17th-Century English Village re-creation of the small farming and maritime community built by the Pilgrims on the New England shore now inhabited by the best Pilgrim reenactors we know. We’re in for a real treat as we partake in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the New England trimmings among Pilgrim role players at Plimoth Plantation.

Deep Discussion with a Pilgrim!

Farewell Feast… Pilgrim Style!

When in Plymouth!…


We will begin our adventure Tuesday in Boston traversing the Freedom Trail, visiting ancient burial grounds at The Granary, Kings Chapel and Copp’s Hill, along with historic patriot gathering places like Faneuil Hall, Old North Church and Old South Meeting House telling the stories of the liberty, conspiracy and victory that forged our nation’s independence. We will finish at Old Ironsides, the USS Constitution, America’s oldest commissioned naval vessel and veteran of the War for Independence.

Firing a Broadside on the USS Constitution

Revere Square in Boston

Granary Burying Ground — Resting Place of 3 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Wednesday, we will walk the battlefields where the first military engagements of the War for Independence were fought beginning with Lexington — site of the “shot heard ’round the world”. We will travel on to Concord and charge over the Old North Bridge, driving the British back where they came before, scaling Bunker Hill to hear the remarkable accounts of that singular battle in the heart of Boston.

You’ll return from your trip with a renewed sense of gratitude and respect for these true founding fathers who sacrificed all they had to forge the liberty we now enjoy.

Charging across Concord’s Old North Bridge!

Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green

Freedom flag relay on Lexington Green!

Cape Cod

More information coming soon!

Lexington Green / Concord Bridge

More information coming soon!

Harvest Feast Menu

Harvest Feast at Plimoth Plantation!

Friday we have a great day planned at Plimoth Plantation, the 17th-Century English Village re-creation of the small farming and maritime community built by the Pilgrims on the New England shore now inhabited by the best Pilgrim reenactors we know. We’re in for a real treat as we partake in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the New England trimmings among Pilgrim role players at Plimoth Plantation.

Farewell Feast… Pilgrim Style!

When in Plymouth!…

The Tour was fantastic! I had exceptionally high expectations entering the tour and you managed to exceed even this high bar! Well done Landmark Events!! I highly recommend [these tours] to others seeking to learn more of the Godly heritage and the providential history of sacrificial actions that have been handed down to our generation of Americans.” —Scott Z.

Event Speakers

Dr. Paul Jehle

Dr. Paul Jehle

An ardent student of history, Dr. Paul Jehle serves as the Executive Director of the Plymouth Rock Foundation, an organization dedicated to the remembrance of the Pilgrims and the Christian heritage that was forged in the wake of their influential devotion to God and the Bible. Paul has travelled across the nation and to a number of foreign countries, hosting seminars and teaching on America’s Pilgrim and Patriot heritage. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Barrington College, and a Doctorate degree in Education from Whitefield Theological Seminary. Paul began giving walking tours of Plymouth and its monuments in 1978, and in 2004 he published Plymouth in the Words of Her Founders for visitors to the Plymouth area, allowing the Pilgrims to interpret the monuments erected in their honor through their own words. Dr. Jehle also serves on Plymouth’s 2020 Commission in preparation for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims. Paul and his wife, Charlene, have two grown children.

Richard Holland

Richard Holland

Born and raised in Boston, Richard Holland founded CTB Tours in 1994 after performing tours locally and abroad for over 20 years. In addition to earning a Masters in Education from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he is a perpetual student of colonial and recent history of Boston. His depth of knowledge and passion for providential history translate into tours that are entertaining and educational, making history come alive.

Leo Martin

Leo Martin

Leo Martin, an educator and expert on the early history of our nation, is a true patriot and compelling tour guide, who has been ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for the past seven years. Leo is the Education Director at the Jenney Museum in Plymouth, MA, where he is known for his service giving historical tours and lectures dressed in Pilgrim costume. He is a champion of our nation’s founding values displayed in the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth. A sought-after speaker, his book Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness describes the various kinds of liberty brought in seed form by the Pilgrims to Plymouth. Leo and his wife Nancy have been married for forty years, have three grown children and four grandchildren. They have been working together at the Jenney Museum in Plymouth for the past 12 years preserving the Christian heritage of our country.

Event Schedule

Note: Schedule days and venues subject to change.

Tuesday, June 29

Walking Tour of Plymouth
Forefathers Monument, Burial Hill, Plymouth Rock, Pilgrim Mother Monument, William Bradford Monument, Jenney Museum, Cole’s Hill, Massasoit Statue, Pilgrim Hall Museum

Wednesday, June 30

Cape Cod Coach Tour
Stops include: Provincetown, First Encounter Beach, Pilgrim Monument, Old Indian Meeting House, and Sacrifice Rock

Thursday, July 1

Plimoth Plantation
Free time at Plimoth Plantation

Friday, July 2

Freedom Trail in Boston
Walking tour stops include: Boston Common, Granary Burying Grounds, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, King’s Chapel, Old South Meeting House, Commonwealth Books (premier antiquarian bookstore), Old State House, Site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Saturday, July 3

The Battlefields of Freedom
Lexington Green, Old North Concord Bridge, and USS Constitution / Tea Party Museum

Closing Banquet

Sunday, July 4

Independence Day celebration in Boston!


We are working to secure rooms in Plymouth and Boston but tour guests are welcome to book rooms wherever suits them best. However, bear in mind that on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings the bus will depart from our headquarter hotel, and we will also host our after-dinner discussions there. While the tour officially ends on Saturday July 3, Boston’s Independence Day celebration takes place on Sunday, July 4, so you may consider staying over that night.

Please email your room type, arrival and departure dates to info@landmarkevents.org and we will secure your room and contact you for payment.

(June 28 – July 1)

Hotel 1620—Situated just across the street from the bay, Hotel 1620 is ideally located for exploring downtown Plymouth and the historic waterfront on foot. We will embark on our daily adventure from the lobby of Hotel 1620 and gather for optional evening discussions and fellowship in a private meeting room. $139/night. Booking info coming soon!

Maximum 2 persons per room—adults and children. All rates based on single/double occupancy (plus 11.7% lodging tax). Additional person in a room, 12 and over, after the first two: $18.00 per night.

(July 2-3)

Omni Parker House Hotel—Nestled in the heart of downtown Boston along the Freedom Trail, Omni Park House boasts old-world charm and all the modern conveniences of a world-class establishment. We have never seen rates this low before! Stay an extra night and celebrate Independence Day in Boston! $179/night. Booking info coming soon!

Maximum 2 persons per room—adults and children. All rates based on single/double occupancy (plus 11.7% lodging tax). Additional person in a room, 12 and over, after the first two: $18.00 per night.

Alternative accommodation ideas can be found at VRBO.com and Airbnb.com where there are several houses and apartments to choose from. Guests are responsible for their own transportation around Plymouth.

Study Preparation

Key People

  • John Adams
  • Samuel Adams
  • Governor William Bradford
  • William Brewster
  • General Thomas Gage
  • King George, III
  • John Hancock
  • Sachem Massasoit
  • Rev. Cotton Mather
  • James Otis
  • King Phillip
  • Major John Pitcairn
  • Paul Revere
  • Pastor John Robinson
  • Betsy Ross
  • Squanto
  • Miles Standish
  • General Joseph Warren
  • Mercy Warren
  • Governor John Winthrop

Key Issues and Topics

  • The Doctrine of Providence
  • The Mayflower Compact
  • The Virginia Company
  • Wampanoag Confederacy
  • The City on a Hill
  • Commonwealth
  • The Old Deluder Satan Act
  • Colonial Charter
  • Township Selectmen
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • The Sons of Liberty
  • The Stamp Act
  • Writs of Assistance
  • Plymouth Plantation
  • Continental Congress

Suggested Reading

  • Of Plymouth Plantation, by William Bradford
  • John Winthrop, by Francis J. Bremer
  • The Puritan Experiment, by Francis J. Bremer
  • The Puritan Family, by Edmund Morgan
  • The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596-1728, by Robert Middlekauff
  • Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were, by Leland Ryken
  • The Guise of Every Graceless Heart, by Terrill Elniff
  • The Minutemen and Their World, by Robert A. Gross
  • Now We Are Enemies: The Story of Bunker Hill, by Thomas J. Fleming
  • Paul Revere’s Ride, by David Hackett Fischer
  • The Boston Campaign, by Victor Brooks
  • Driven to Resistance, Vol. 1, by R.A. Sheats

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