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Event Summary

This Thanksgiving season, embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of America’s history with our exclusive 5-day tour of Boston and Plymouth. From the bustling streets of historic Boston to the serene shores of Plymouth, you’ll walk in the footsteps of the nation’s founders and experience the pivotal moments that shaped the United States. Join us for an enriching adventure filled with iconic landmarks, immersive experiences, and the spirit of freedom that defines America.


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

  • All venue admission and guide fees throughout the tour
  • Lunch Wednesday and Thursday
  • Thanksgiving period feast at the Plimoth Plantation Friday, November 22.
  • Teaching from 3 top-notch historians: Bill Potter, Dr. Paul Jehle, & Leo Martin
  • Wireless 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
  • America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade Saturday, November 23

Ticket Pricing

First 15 to register save $50.00 off Early Bird Rates!

Early Bird pricing good through August 31.

Adults (16+)

First 15: $714.10
Early Bird: $764.10
Standard Price: $849

Youth (6-15)

First 15: $624.10
Early Bird: $674.10
Standard Price: $749

Child (0-5*)

Early Bird: FREE*

* Children must ride on the lap of an adult family member and share meals to be free.  If you want your child to have his own seat and meals, register him under the youth category.

Tour Highlights

Boston

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.  Afterward, consider an authentic Italian dinner in Boston’s historic North End neighborhood, also known as Little Italy, just blocks minutes from our hotel!


Firing a Broadside on the USS Constitution


Revere Square in Boston


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

On Wednesday, we will walk the battlefields where the first military engagements of the War for Independence were fought, beginning with Lexington — the site of the “shot heard ’round the world.” We will then travel to Concord and march over the Old North Bridge, where the Minutemen drove the British back. Our next stop is Bunker Hill, where we will scale the historic hill and hear remarkable accounts of that pivotal battle in the heart of Boston. Our day will culminate with a visit to the USS Constitution, “Old Iron sides,” the undefeated frigate of the War for Independence and the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy. It’s a day to remember!

 


Charging across Concord’s Old North Bridge!


Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green


Freedom flag relay on Lexington Green!

Plymouth

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


Deep Discussion with a Pilgrim!

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.

America’s Hometown Parade!

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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

Historian Bill Potter

Historian Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages as he traces the providential acts of God throughout the ages. Leading tours of American and European historical sites, he has earned a well-deserved reputation as a gifted communicator, bringing to each event a wealth of experience and knowledge. A seasoned researcher and writer, Mr. Potter possesses a practical knowledge of antiquarian books, documents, and artifacts and has published numerous short books, as well as many articles and book reviews. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Virginia.

Historian Bill Potter

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.

Dr. Paul Jehle

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.

Leo Martin

Event Schedule

Note: Schedule days and venues subject to change.

Monday, November 18
8:oopm   Optional Meet & Greet in Omni Hotel Lobby
Introductions, orientation and gear distribution. Can’t make it? We will get you outfitted in the morning.
Tuesday, November 19
9:ooam   Walking tour of the Freedom Trail!
Wednesday, November 20
9:ooam   Coach departure for Lexington / Concord / Bunker Hill / USS Constitution / Plymouth
Thursday, November 21
9:ooam   Plymouth Walking Tour
Friday, November 22
2:oopm   Depart for Forefather’s Monument / Plimoth Plantation / Pilgrim Farewell Feast
Saturday, November 23
10:ooam   America’s Hometown Parade!—concludes around 1:00pm.

Accommodations

Omni Parker House

60 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108

Boston: We have a block of rooms at the historic Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston for Monday and Tuesday—right on the Freedom Trail! Rates are $179 per night plus tax. We are awaiting a group code and a reservation link and will post it as soon as we receive it.

Hotel 1620

180 Water Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

Plymouth: The Hotel 1620 will be our home in Plymouth—right on the waterfront! Rates are $189 per night and we will post booking information as soon as we receive it also.

You are not obligated to stay at these hotels and a VRBO or other accommodation may work better for you. Just keep in mind the hotels above will be the embarkation point each morning and the site of evening discussion / fellowship.

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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