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his 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 Forefathers 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 102 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!
Best Parade in the USA!
Plymouth Walking Tour
Pilgrim Thanksgiving Dinner
Plimoth Plantation Reenactors
Plymouth Rock Monument
Distinctly Christian Historical Teaching
Militia Drill at Plimoth Plantation
Included in This Tour
- All venue admission and guide fees throughout the tour.
- New sites including Cape Cod and the 1684 Indian Meeting House
- Walking tour of historic Plymouth
- Teaching from 3 top-notch historians: Bill Potter, Dr. Paul Jehle, & Leo Martin
- Thanksgiving period feast at the Plimoth Plantation Friday, November 20.
- 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 21
Ticket Pricing Information
* Please note that free children are expected to share a meal with another family member and ride on the lap of a family member on the coach.
Updates — 10/15/2020
We hope this helps paint a picture of what you can expect on the tour. In our experience since the panic outbreak, the further north we travel, the tighter the restrictions and the more zealous the enforcement. We really can’t tell you what reception we will get from the locals, so it is important that you come to your own decision. We can tell you we were able to secure a meeting room in the hotel to use for fellowship and discussions with our guides. We anticipate there will be very few people up there, allow us great access to the various sites, and an ability to move at a leisurely pace. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Note: Schedule days and venues subject to change.
Tuesday, November 17
|Cape Cod! – Tour Stops Include:
Provincetown, First Encounter Beach, Pilgrim Monument, Old Indian Meeting House, Sacrifice Rock.
Wednesday, November 18
|Plymouth Tour – Part 1
|Tour Stops Include:
Mayflower Society, Mayflower II, William Bradford, Pilgrim Mothers Monument, Massasoit Statue, Coles Hill, Sarcophagus, Town Brook, Leyden House, Jenney Gristmill, Jenney Museum.
Thursday, November 19
|Walking Tour of Plymouth – Part II Tour Stops Include
|Forefathers Monument, Burial Hill, Jabez Howland House, First Parish Church, Pilgrim Hall Museum…|
Friday, November 20
Saturday, November 21
|Parade (cancelled due to Covid)|
(180 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360)
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel 1620—the best location in town, overlooking the harbor. Call the hotel directly at (508) 747-4900 and request the Landmark Events rate, or reserve online and enter the code “Landmark” in the “promo code” box. If you choose to stay elsewhere, keep in mind that the coach will leave from the Hotel 1620 for Cape Cod on Tuesday, and we will host our optional after-dinner discussions at the hotel. Being able to walk to the venues in Plymouth is important to us and the 1620 is situated 100 yards from the bay! We recommend you make your reservations soon as the town will be filling fast for this historic event. Rooms must be reserved by September 16 to take advantage of the discount.
Monday-Thursday – $139/night*
Friday & Saturday – $169/night*
* $20.00 per person additional charge for third and fourth adult in room.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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