Falmouth—In May, the Falmouth Museums on the Green is hosting two day-trips to historical destinations in Massachusetts. Both trips are open to the public.
Plymouth, America’s Home Town, is the first historical stop. On Friday, May 3, participants will tour Plymouth Plantation, a recreation of a 17th century farming and maritime community. A Museum Educator will serve up another slice of Colonial life during a luncheon of turkey, pumpkin, sweet Indian corn pudding and tart apple cider at the Plantation. The day also includes a visit to the Pilgrim Hall Museum to view its newest exhibit: pathFOUNDERS: Women of Plymouth. The exhibit focuses on the lives and legacies of women who have shaped the town and the world beyond over the past 400 years and features artifacts from the Museums’ collection not typically on view. The cost per person is $95 (lunch included).
On Thursday, May 23, the Museums’ bus will head to Lexington, MA. Stops will include the Hancock-Clarke House, where John Hancock and Samuel Adams woke to Paul Revere’s warning about the British in the early hours of April 19, 1775, and the famous Battle Green where the first shot of the Revolutionary War was heard ‘round the world. The Buckman Tavern, which became militia headquarters, the Munroe Tavern, which the British occupied and turned into a field hospital for a brief time after the historic battle, and the Museum of National Heritage are also on the itinerary. The cost per person is $75. Lunch is not included. Participants will be able to dine on their own in downtown Lexington.
Anyone interested in going on either tour can purchase tickets online at museumsonthegreen.org or or call 508-548.4857. There is a $10 discount for those purchasing both tours. The bus departs at 8:00 am sharp from the Museums’ campus at 55-65 Palmer Avenue in Falmouth on the designated tour day and returns around 5:00 pm.